Category: Eliminating Bed Bugs

Bedbug sprays fail to kill even vulnerable insects in researcher’s test.

September 17, 2012 | By

Bedbug sprays fail…A new study brings bad news for people fighting bedbug infestations and companies that sell over-the-counter insecticides. Ohio State University entomologists Susan Jones and Joshua Bryant found that “bug bombs” and “foggers” — cheap, insecticide-spraying aerosols that have been marketed for decades as do-it-yourself alternatives to exterminators — were ineffective against even the most […]

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Can I vacuum up bedbug eggs?

March 13, 2012 | By

Bed bug eggs are glued in place and bed bugs can hold on surprisingly well opposite a vacuum. Based on field experience it is doubtful that a significant amount of eggs would be successfully removed by vacuuming. But it is beneficial to use a vacuum to remove as many crawling bed bugs as possible as part of […]

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What is diatomaceous earth & is it safe?

March 7, 2012 | By

What is DE? Diatomaceous Earth is a naturally occurring siliceous sedimentary mineral compound from microscopic skeletal remains of unicellular algae-like plants called diatoms. These plants have been part of the earth’s ecology since prehistoric times. Is DE safe? Try to avoid using diatomaceous earth. DE is an inhalation hazard per the CDC. It can cause silicosis. […]

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Should I spray my own home to get rid of bed bugs?

March 7, 2012 | By

Should I spray my own home to get rid of bed bugs?  Warning – Don’t make these mistakes when you discover you have bed bugs. The following things may actually make your infestation worse! One of the first things is to panic and start spraying insecticide everywhere in your house or set off a bug […]

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