Have A Bed Bug Problem? Two Treatments You Want To Avoid

The idea of bed bugs biting you at night used to be more of a tale than it was a reality. However, bed bug infestations are becoming somewhat of an epidemic. As bed bug infestations have become more widespread, an overwhelming number of products seem to be filling up the shelves claiming to be the best solution. However, most of these over-the-counter options end up being nothing more than a waste of money. If you have a problem with bed bugs in your home, here are two treatments you should avoid.   

All-Purpose Insecticides

When it comes to pest problems, the first thing you need to understand is that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Bed bugs are one of the toughest infestations to get rid of. An all-purpose spray designed for ants or spiders isn't going to be effective at getting rid of your bed bug problem. Additionally, in many instances, all these insecticide sprays do is kill the insects that directly come in contact with the solution.

They don't eliminate or prevent an infestation, which is what you need--particularly if your bed bug infestation is populated near your bed, it's not safe to spray these products on your mattress or even near your bed. Inhaling the harsh chemicals found in these products or having them come in contact with your skin when you're in your bed isn't good for your health.

Electronic Pest Control Agents

If you've ever been in your local home improvement store, you've undoubtedly seen those electronic devices that claim to prevent all sorts of pests, including bed bugs. The unfortunate reality is that you won't be able to get rid of a tough infestation simply by plugging a device in the wall.

These products claim to use ionic, ultrasound, electromagnetic or electronic technology to create a border or transmit a signal that makes pest stay away. Not only do these devices fail at treating bed bugs, but some suggest they aren't effective at treating any type of pest infestation. If you're considering purchasing one of these devices, it's best to avoid it as it will be a waste of your time and money.

If you're looking for an effective, long-term bed bug treatment, you want to contact a pest control professional for the best results. Pest control companies have treatments that have been specifically formulated to kill and deter bed bug infestations without jeopardizing your health.