Bed Bug Spray – Comparing The Best Available
If you have discovered these tiny pests in your home, a bed bug spray is likely one of the first options you’ve investigated before considering a bed bug exterminator.
Bed bug sprays have grown more popular in the past few years with more mainstream brands releasing their own formula in an effort to combat the problem.
These parasites can multiply rapidly, and once an infestation occurs, it is very difficult to completely remove them from the premises. Bed bug bites can cause skin infections or allergic reactions, and, though not a major physical health concern, an infestation is a stressful and taxing experience for all involved. Bed bugs can cling to wood and fabric, while their eggs are glued to the surfaces where they are laid. As Toronto continues to see infestations on the rise, it is good to know what to do in case you find yourself an unwelcome host to a family of bed bugs.
There are several commercially available insecticides sold as a bed bug spray, used for controlling an infestation. The type of spray, powder, or aerosol you want depends on your situation, but here are a few of the more popular products available on the market you can use in lieu of a professional bed bug exterminator. Be sure to carefully read the label for instructions on how and where to most effectively use these products.
EcoRaider is a non-toxic, naturally made insecticide. It’s created using naturally occurring botanical insecticide compounds and is a green alternative to the many traditional, synthetic chemical insecticides available. It is biodegradable and safe to use on furniture and mattresses. EcoRaider is also safe to use around children and pets.
Bedlam Insecticide is an aerosol spray designed to kill bed bugs, mites and lice. It kills bed bugs and their eggs, leaving residual protection on wood, ceramic surfaces and carpet for up to 2 weeks. It is also effective against some strains of bed bugs and their eggs that are resistant to other products.
Harris Bed Bug Killer
Harris offers a complete line of sprays, powders, and aerosols in order to combat a bed bug infestation. Their products kill on contact, leave no lasting odor, and have a residual effect offering protection against further infestation after the initial application. While the spray is great for killing bed bugs on contact, the powders offer a lasting protection to ward off further re-infestations.
Ortho Home Defense Dual Action Bed Bug Killer
Ortho Home Defense Dual Action Bed Bug Killer offers fast acting, long lasting bed bug control. It will kill bed bugs and their eggs, and is also effective against Pyrethoid-resistant bed bugs. The product can be used on carpet, furniture, mattresses, and is also good for spot-treating luggage.
Dead Bed Bugs Contact Killing Spray
Dead Bed Bugs Contact Killing Spray is another organic product, using safe, natural chemicals to kill bed bugs, mites, lice, as well as their eggs and larvae on contact. This product is safe to use around pets, the elderly, and children, and rather than a chemical odor has a pleasant peppermint smell. If used on a mattress, it is safe to sleep on it the same night after treatment.
Each of these bed bug sprays are effective for short term control of a bed bug infestation, but for complete eradication of these pests, it is best to contact a professional bed bug exterminator. A licensed exterminator or pest control company will have access to the highest grade treatments, not available to the public. Bed bug control is not an exact science, but an experienced exterminator treats multiple homes, and is constantly evolving their treatment methods to remain impactful. After treatment by the professionals, you can use any of the above products to help ensure the infestation does not return to your home or business.
If you are located in the greater Toronto area, contact Swift-X Pest Control, specializing in bed bug extermination, for a quote or consultation: (647) 478-2128.