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Do Home Remedies for Bed Bugs Work? | Vista Pest Control

Do Home Remedies for Bed Bugs Work?


It can be tempting to take matters into your own hands to get rid of these nasty bugs as early as possible if you discover bed bug infestation symptoms in your house. But are home remedies for bed bugs effective?

Whatever bug you’re dealing with, there are probably some over-the-counter medicines and hardware store brands that are advertised as less expensive alternatives to hiring a professional. We’ll examine some popular products and treatments below to see which can get rid of bed bugs or other pests you don’t want in your house.

What types of home remedies are available for bed bugs?

The right DIY bed bug treatment for your home relies on a number of variables, including the extent of the infestation, the size of your home, and whether or not you have children or pets. Thankfully, there are several strategies you can employ and some goods you can use, albeit none will be as efficient as expert services.

No amount of power or ease can make up for a lack of expertise, know-how, or tools when it comes to getting rid of these pesky intruders from your home. The average consumer or homeowner may need to learn when, where, and how to treat pests because treatments can be more successful when used in specific areas of the home and at specific times.

Both insecticides and commercially available bed bug treatment techniques have advantages and disadvantages. Make sure you select a course of treatment that best addresses your needs. Typical methods of pest control include:


Foggers have a number of hazards and negative effects, although they can be useful when used frequently and in combination with other pest management tools. Due to their high flammability, certain foggers call for the user to cut off the home’s gas supply in order to reduce the chance of a fire. You, your family, and your pets will need to leave the house for many hours while treatment is taking place since fogger chemicals are hazardous to breathe in and touch. You may need to do this repeatedly over the course of several days. Additionally, foggers may emit offensive chemical smells.

Heat Therapies

Equipment for bed insect heat treatment is available for purchase online, but it may be fairly expensive, especially given that you probably won’t need to use it more than once. You can swiftly heat a small room to kill bed bugs if a specific item or collection of goods, like bedding or clothing, is infected with bed bugs. However, it can be expensive and time-consuming to heat the entire room to 113 degrees for long enough to kill the pests if your entire bedroom or house is infested. You may not even be able to maintain temperatures without damaging your heating elements, depending on the type of equipment you buy.

Interception Devices

Because they frequently lead to a sleeping host, vertical surfaces like drawers and furniture legs are attractive to bed bugs. To prevent and catch any bed bugs attempting to climb, bed bug interceptor traps are little plastic trays placed underneath the legs of couches and bed frames. The interceptor traps don’t do much to get rid of bed bugs because they halt them before they can ascend.

Do home remedies for bed bugs work?

It is simple to eradicate a single bed insect. However, it can be challenging to find and eliminate every bed bug in your house, particularly given how quickly they can procreate. Bed bugs are notorious for their many hiding locations and may be hidden in your box spring, sofa, or other cracks. Using DIY pest control methods may require a significant investment of time and money, and there is never a guarantee that the problem will be solved.

Keep in mind that most remedies only work against certain stages of an insect’s life cycle, so you must be consistent and persistent with your efforts. Use a variety of techniques, make sure your space is completely covered, and keep doing this until you no longer see any indications of a bed bug infestation.

DIY VS. Expertly Performed Bug Treatments

There are numerous techniques to eradicate bed bugs, but doing it yourself will be less efficient and take considerably longer than hiring a specialist. Expertise can speed up and improve the process through training, experience, and expert knowledge. Additionally, licensed pest management experts have access to chemicals and safety equipment that are not offered at your neighborhood hardware store.

Faster than any do-it-yourself solution, Vista Pest Control’s skilled and certified technicians can get rid of pest infestations. Wherever bed bugs may be hiding, including in closets, baseboards, bedding, and upholstered furniture, our effective fumigation technique may eliminate them. Fumigation kills all bed bug life stages, including eggs, and leaves no surface trace, making your house immediately safe for kids, babies, and pets following treatment.

In less serious situations, our highly skilled professionals can also provide a liquid pesticide treatment. Our liquid treatment eliminates bed bugs instantly, allowing you to rest comfortably once more.


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