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What can I use to eliminate bedbugs?
I was at Bed Bath and Beyond, a big chain
store the other day, and they had an entire section devoted to bedbugs.
Out of curiosity, I checked out the labels on
all of the products that they were selling, and everything was Pyrethrin
based. Pyrethrin is a natural pesticide, made with concentrated
It's relatively safe to use around humans and
pets, and doesn't have a lingering odor.
I'd be careful around children, birds,
aquariums, and small pets, making sure that they steer clear of the treated
area for several hours after a treatment.
It's available in many forms, from
concentrate, to ready-to-use spray, to total release bombs. As with
any pesticide, you've got to reapply on a schedule that will break the
insects reproductive cycle, which usually means about once a week, with
continuing applications until you've beat the pest.
If you called a commercial company to spray
for bedbugs, they would also use Pyrethrin products to treat the issue.
Here are the Pyrethrin products we carry:
Don't Bug Me spray
Doktor Doom Spider Mite Knockout
Doktor Doom Fogger
Pyrethrin Garden Insect Spray Concentrate
There is another good natural product derived
from Neem Oil called Azamax.
Personally, I'd use this in addition to the
Pyrethrin, alternating between the two every couple of applications.
Azamax is an oil, and may leave stains depending on what you're spraying.
It's another very natural, but powerful product that I have a lot of faith
in. This takes away the insects ability to lay eggs, so if you used it
in conjunction with the Pyrethrin, it will be more of a 2 pronged approach.
AzaMax™ Botanical Insecticide, Miticide, and Nematicide