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Do It Yourself Pest Control With Eco-Friendly Bed Bug Spray For The Home

Having bedbugs in the house may be inevitable these days, especially if you travel frequently and stay in hotels quite often. To help solve this problem using a do it yourself pest control approach, many manufacturers have developed different types of insecticides to tackle this menace. Some of these products are effective while others are not; some are organically made while others are chemical based. It is important that one understands the different types of bed bug sprays before setting off to purchase them.

Residual insecticides

These are also called Deltamethrin and often found in the form of pyrethoids. They are usually available as aerosol. This insecticide is usually biodegradable and odorless hence suitable for confined spaced. The best was to administer it is directly into walls or floor cracks and crevices. It quickly paralyzes bed bugs of any age. This bed bug spray is safe for people and pets. However, they are not safe for the aquatic life.

Growth inhibitors

This is a special and unique spray, which uses Hydroprene. It is designed to inhibit the growth of the bed bugs. This leads to the prevention of the bugs from reaching maturity age thereby curbing their breeding. They help eliminate the bugs by shortening their breeding and maturity levels. These insecticides can be found in spray forms and other forms such as a powder. However, the hydropropene is not effective enough in the bugs’ elimination.

Others

There are other forms of sprays, which are effective in the bed bugs elimination. They are usually combined with additional agents thereby making them more expensive but sometimes more effective. However, some have been known to cause health problems hence the need to educate one about them before purchasing. Many of these sprays are only available to licenses exterminators and require you to be out of your house for a few days until the fumes clear.

Eco-Friendly Liquid sprays

These are very effective in the bedbug elimination process. These are sprayed directly into crevices and crevices in the home – main hiding places of the bugs. However, the application should only be done if it is said to be safe. Some of the liquid sprays are known to get inert after drying up hence frequent use if required. Many use natural plat oils such as red cedar oil that can be very effective at killing the bugs, but is harmless to your family and pets. One effective spray you most likely have in your home is the rubbing alcohol. This is quick in elimination and kills the