There is No Myth About It Bed Bug Bombs Do Not Work

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Bed Bugs - Caution
Bed Bugs - Caution
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With bed bugs infestation numbers continuing to increase, more and more households begin to feel the pain of this invasion, most people grab for the first can of pesticide they can reach to try and solve their problem. The problem is they are creating new pest problems on their own.

While I have much respect for the do-it-yourselfer, and I consider myself quite the jack of all trades, there are always those projects that are above my pay grade, if you know what I mean. I might consider rebuilding a wall or fixing a faucet, but I’m scared to death to try and mess with electricity and will always call the electrician when a project of that nature comes up.

But in the world of bugs, bed bugs are the electricity, don’t mess with them or you might get shocked! It is extremely difficult to get rid of bed bugs if you don’t know everything there is to know about bed bugs, the treatment methods, the prevention steps, the preparation for treatment necessary, and do you have all the right tools?

More and more research is being developed every day when it comes to bed bugs and how to control bed bugs. Obviously, many people still try and solve their own pest control issues, however bed bugs have become such an invasive pest and with the bed bug problem continuing to grow, the do it yourselfer also continues to fight the battle on their own, with little to no results.

I have just read an article in one of my Pest Control Trade magazines, PCT; and new research has again validated what I have been telling my customers for years now.

The research out of Ohio State found that Bug Bomb Foggers have little impact on modern-day bed bugs due to the brief exposure times, their relatively low concentrations of pyrethrins and/or pyrethroids and their lack of residual activity. And, the insecticide mist from Bug Bomb Foggers had no adverse effects on any bed bugs that were in harborages – the bed bug’s typical hiding locations, beds, box springs, cracks and crevices, voids, behind pictures, under furniture, anywhere they hide, etc…

The bed bugs that were used in the experiments, simply moved to areas where the mist could not penetrate, and most were able to survive the Bug Bombs. The scientists even tried an experiment with direct exposure to the Bug Bomb mist, and after two hours of direct exposure to the aerosolized pyrethrins and pyrethroids the bed bug populations showed negligible adverse effects, with only an average 2.1 percent immediate mortality, and only up to 28 percent after five to seven days.

Remember, it only takes one pregnant female bed bug, to start an infestation, and if you can’t get 100 percent control with a Bug Bomb, you are wasting your time and money. And even more scary, is if you hire a pest control company, and they use bug bombs, now you know – you got the wrong company!

Bed Bug treatments and remediation is for the Professionals. Call a professional Phoenix Exterminator to help you solve your serious pest control issues such as bed bug, termites, roof rats, pigeons and even weeds believe it or not.


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