After discovering that your home has been invaded by bed bugs you want nothing more than to get rid of them. You know a bed bugs exterminator is an option (probably an inevitability) but you also know that it will cost you. So off you go to the store to purchase bed bug spray in order to do it yourself. This process can be quite overwhelming.
So, what do you need to know about bed bug spray before you make a purchase?
How do you know which bed bug spray to choose?
Once an initial cleaning of your home has been done. There are a range of bed bug spray for do it yourself elimination. There are many sprays marketed for the elimination of bed bugs so do not hesitate to ask for help and carefully read labels.
Residual insecticides called Deltamethrin which are most often found in the form of pyrethoids are available in an aerosol. This insecticide is odorless and biodegradable. It can be sprayed into cracks and crevices and is considered to be a “quick knock down” agent. It paralyzes bed bugs of any age and is often used with another form of treatment which insures that the bed bug dies. Though pyrethoids are safe for most people and pets they are not safe for aquatic life.
Hydroprene is a bed bug spray that inhibits the growth of bed bugs. They are meant to keep the bugs from reaching maturity and breeding. This insecticide can be found as a bed bug spray and in other forms as well. Hydropene used alone is not considered to be a quick elimination method. However combined with dusts they are very effective.
Other Bed Bug Sprays
There are combined treatment products that you can buy which include bed bug spray but also include other agents as well. These are more expensive so educating yourself on their effectiveness would be wise.
Liquid bed bug spray is also available and can be used to spray directly into the cracks and crevices in your home as long as it says it is safe to do so. Some of the liquid sprays used for killing bed bugs become inert after they dry and will require frequent use. Do not use this spray or others on pets or other living things.
Another bed bug spray that can be used for a quick elimination, is rubbing alcohol. When sprayed directly on the bed bug it kills them instantly.
No insecticide bed bug spray is to be used on the actual bedding, those most be treated with differently.
Read carefully before purchasing bed bug spray and remember to keep up the vacuuming, washing and other methods as well.