No one likes bed bugs. No one likes the red and itchy welts that they leave on your skin after they feed on your blood. No one likes the stress or the sleepless nights that they cause.
They're gross, they're irritating, and most of all, they don't seem to get away. They breed by the hundreds; kill twenty, and 2000 will appear in their place for starters. They're also deceptively clever, choosing to hide in narrow, hard-to-reach places, out-of-sight and out-of-mind. Lastly, they're also incredibly hardy for a bunch of tiny pests. Common pesticides only have moderate success on them.
This is not to say that they are impervious to everything, though. Even bed bugs have certain things that they just can't stand.
No doubt that they want NOTHING to do with any of the items on this list. Hopefully, you'll find something that can help you get a leg up on these pesky little devils.
AROMATIC NATURAL SUBSTANCES
COMMONLY FOUND HOUSEHOLD SUBSTANCES
Don't have any fancy oils or dead organisms lying around? No problem at all! Several anti-bed bug substances can be found lying around in any pantry or supply cabinet.
All these items are good immediate solutions for any bed bug encounter. They'll repel (and sometimes outright kill) these pests in almost no time at all.
Don't think they are a "one size fits all" bed bug solution, however. In the instance of a full bed bug infestation, killing a handful of them with lemon spray won't solve the problem. Bed bugs reproduce freakishly fast and can hide inside all sorts of hard-to-reach corners of the house. Planning to spray them all is not only inefficient, but it's also ineffective; you can only have so much lavender oil all at once, after all.
Rather than stocking up on a lifetime supply of rubbing alcohol, why not use that money to hire the services of a professional exterminator instead? Don't let your house play host to unwanted guests. GTA Toronto Pest Control can cover all the little corners your spray bottle can't. They offer incredible bed bug removal services that leave no stone unturned.