Bed Bugs hide almost anywhere in your home and emerge while you sleep
Therefore, it’s challenging to eliminate an infestation without professional help.
Fortunately, there are ways to prevent bed bugs from infesting your home. For example, bed bug sprays and repellent can assist in minimising the chances of an infestation.
Bed bug repellents are easily purchased over the counter or online. You should spray in the most common areas where bed bugs live. For example, mattresses, bed frames, carpets and furniture are the main areas to consider.
Bed bug sprays are effective for several weeks but aren’t the most reliable method to remove bed bugs entirely. Only professional-grade treatments successfully remove bed bugs. However, if you spot the signs of bed bugs, act quickly using repellents to help bring the infestation under control.
How To Choose The Best Bed Bug Spray
It’s best to find a repellent that doesn’t have a strong smell, as you’ll be spraying on your mattress and bed frame.
Bed bugs are difficult to remove as they hide in tiny cracks in furniture, walls, and floors. Therefore, you should also buy a spray that makes it easier to target hard-to-reach areas.
Lastly, as you want to treat various areas with more precision, choose one that allows you to customise the intensity of the spray.
Are Repellents Safe To Use?
Bed Bug sprays contain insecticides, so it’s vital to know whether the chemicals contained in your spray are safe.
This guide from the Environmental Protection Agency can help you decide what chemicals are safe.
Furthermore, you should follow some essential tips to ensure this treatment’s maximum safety and effectiveness.
Avoid deep cleaning once you’ve sprayed bed bug repellent in different areas. Allowing the repellent time to work is essential; cleaning these areas can remove much of the repellent.
Try to avoid over-spraying targeted areas. For example, whilst it’s safe to carry on living with bed bug sprays, you are still spraying a chemical that other people and pets may be sensitive to.
If repellent sprays are proving ineffective, contact a pest controller for the quickest and most robust method to remove bed bugs.
DIY techniques help keep an infestation from getting out of control but haven’t been proven to solve the problem.
However, with professional bed bug heat treatments or chemical treatments, you’ll be able to enjoy a bed bug-free home quicker and potentially cheaper in the long run.