To control a bed bug infestation, various bed bugs treatment products and methods can be used. As always, all have their advantages and disadvantages. This article compiles available knowledge about these different bed bug products and methods in a table. I hope it helps you to get a better overview of the different treatment products.
To make the search for the best way to kill bed bugs as easy as possible, you can find links to recommended products in the last column. The table also includes additional information concerning the effects and applications of these products.
As a rule, many of these control methods or remedies for bed bugs are combined with each other, so that the bed bug problem can be solved quickly. Team player so to say.
An exception could be the bed bug heat treatment. If properly used by professional suppliers it can be seen as the best way to get rid of bed bugs fast. However, it is usually quite expansive as special ovens are needed for this. Because your whole flat is heated above a certain temperature to kill all bed bugs.
Note: Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.
Comparison table: Bed Bugs Treatment Products and Methods with Advantages and Disadvantages
|Bed Bug Monitors||Bed bug monitors are used to catch bed bugs. They imitate the human body through heat and CO2 emissions.|
|Bed Bug Dogs||Specially trained dogs track down bed bugs with their very good sense of smell.||No product, but a clever animal:|
|Bed Bug Barrier & Interceptors||Bed bugs have to face barriers so it is more difficult for them to reach people or luggage.|
|Bedbugs are fended off or killed by the action of various insecticides:|
λ-cyhalothrin, Bifenthrin, Carbaryl, Imidacloprid, Fipronil, Permethrin, Diazinon, Spinosyn, Dichlorvos, Chlorfenapyr , DDT and others.
|Impregnated Materials||Impregnated materials contain certain insecticides that repel bed bugs (and other insects) - e.g. Permethrin, which is used in some nations on/in uniforms of the military for insect bite protection in tropical regions etc.|
|Vacuum||Bed bugs are sucked up with a vacuum cleaner.|
|Heat||Bed bugs are killed by high temperatures.|
|Cold||Temperatures below -16 ° C for over an hour kill both bed bugs and eggs.|
|Inorganic materials||Inorganic substances in the form of silicate dust, such as diatomaceous earth, attack the waxy chitin shell of bed bugs and cause them to dehydrate.|
|Organic materials||Traditionally, leaves of the bean plant are distributed around the bed in Balkan countries. At the same time the fine plant hair spears up the legs of bed bugs.|
|Medication||Medication is taken by humans. When a bed bug bites, the active ingredient also reaches the bed bug with the blood and then kills the bug.|
Bed Bugs Treatment Products in Action
If you want to find out more about how to use these bed bugs treatment products, you can check out our 13 step guide to get rid of bed bugs.
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