Throughout history, humans have employed a host of home remedies to eliminate bed bug infestations. A natural or homeopathic choice is cedar oil. This and other homeowner-administered remedies are largely ineffective at eliminating an infestation.
Furthermore, most home remedies for bed bugs address only one area of infestation, and bed bugs can infest a rather wide area. In order to completely eradicate a bed bug infestation, the entire dwelling must be inspected thoroughly and infested areas dealt with appropriately. However, thorough laundering of sheets, mattresses, clothing and pillows will assist in preparing your home for professional treatment.
The Problem with DIY Home Remedies
Although there are a number of home remedies associated with the control of bed bug populations, it is advised that a pest control professional be contacted to address an infestation. Before administering any treatment of a pest problem, it is imperative that the pest be positively identified. Many pests appear similar to bed bugs and share their habits. Using the wrong treatment method will certainly prove ineffective and can be harmful.
The most effective method of addressing a suspected bed bug infestation is to contact a local pest control company. Experts will conduct a thorough inspection to ensure that your infestation is, in fact, a bed bug population and will then arrange for appropriate treatment.
If you or someone you know suspects they have or know they have bed bugs please reach out to us here at Truckee Meadows Pest Control 775-332-0604 or visit our website at tmpestcontrol.com we are here to help with all your pest control needs.