The tough battle of eradicating the bed bug bite can be won with diligence.Bed bug bite repellent plays a major role in the eradication of bed bugs. The market is flooded with many repellents. The best bed bug bite repellent can be found among them only when we know the attributes of the various repellents.
Repellents force bed bugs to move elsewhere. Apply them around your bed before going to sleep. Make use of them as soon as possible otherwise bed bugs can be the bane of one’s existence.
For the best results follow these steps
- After spraying leave the area to dry.
- Sprinkle insecticide dust. You can use the insecticide dust mentioned in this article.
- Try to create a vacuumed zone in the infested area where the dusting has to be done. This is because dust particles can be easily carried away in the air, which can adversely affect other things.
- Do not forget to wear a facemask while dusting.
- Bellows are of great help when dusting. Hold the bellows upside down and shake often when applying the dust.
Some Bed Bug bite repellent are
- One natural bed bug repellent is black walnut. It secretes a chemical called juglone, which is highly toxic to insects and certain plants. Protect your plants when using black walnut or any product which contains black walnut.
Follow these steps to use black walnut
Step 1: Wear disposable gloves, as walnuts can stain the hands.
Step 2: Pick up a fallen walnut. Break the shell with a hammer or similar tool. Open it to remove the nut.
Step 3: Now grind the shell. It is ready to use as a repellent.
Step 4: Find the infested area in your house or surroundings. Spread the ground walnut shells. Store this repellent in a bag, to prevent staining, and out of reach of pets and kids.
- Sprinkle some MotherEarth D (diatomaceous earth around the infested area. Diatomaceous earth or fossil shell dust is made up of the fossils of marine and freshwater organisms. It works by dehydrating the bodies of bed bugs. This dust can easily penetrate into the waxy body of the bug, where it scratches the exoskeleton of the insect. Thus, it works not only a repellent, but it also kills it.
- Use those sprays that are water safe for fabrics. Suspend SC is one such general purpose spray. Some of the most useful properties of Suspend SC are that it is odor less and safe when used as directed. Suspend SC contains Deltamethrin, which is responsible for its effects as a bed bug killer. You can spray it on floors, carpets, rugs and baseboards. Spraying it on bedding, pillows and mattresses is strictly not recommended. According to its label, it is better than most professional insecticide.
- For bedding, stuffed toys, mattresses and pillows you can use Bedlam insecticide.
- Tempo SC and Demand SC are two more effective bed bug repellents available on the market. They have little to no residual odor.
- The following areas should be dusted properly: flooring beneath beds, inside box springs, bed-frames, and baseboard moldings and behind and beneath baseboards. Make use of a hand duster and bellow type duster for tiny crevices.
Some dust products commonly used by pest management professionals are:
Delta dust (deltamethrine), BorActin dust (a type of boric acid), Tempo dust (cyfluthrin), Apicide (carbaryl), NIC dust (lime stone, rosemary and mint) and EcoExempt Dust (clove and thyme). These dusts act in different manner. They may clog the spiracles of bed bugs and thus they can not breathe and eventually die.
- To kill bed bugs hidden in cracks and crevices apply Drione dust. Apply it with the help of a Crusader duster. There should be a proper application of Drione dust, that it does not billow up into your face.
- To kill reccurring bed bugs, BP100-Plus can be used. It is a strong fogging solution. Ingredients like natural pyrethrins and hydroprene are very effective in eliminating bed bugs. Chlorfenapyr can be used in place of pyrethrins as an insecticide.
- Pyrethroids are insecticides, used only by professionals to kill bed bugs.
- You can also make your own herbal bed bug repellent. Some herbs which can be used to drive away bed bugs are lavender, eucalyptus, thyme and rosemary.
Some other effective bed bug repellents are
- Alcohol can be applied all over the body to repel bed bugs while sleeping during the night. Instead of alcohol you can also use petroleum jelly.
- Spray Lysol spray directly onto the bugs.
- Cinnamon oil, clove oil, lavender oil, eucalyptus, thyme, peppermint oil and lemon grass oil are essential oils. Tea tree oil should be avoided as it can be harmful to both humans and pets.
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is found in various household products such as shaving cream, shampoo and toothpaste. It is an active ingredient in bed bug terminator sprays, and is used to kill bed bugs by some professionals.
- Boric acid(Nibor D) is also an effective bed bug insecticide. It is abrasive to the bed bugs’ exoskeleton. It is poisonous for humans if ingested. Professional uses it as an insecticide.
Now you can easily break the back of the beast called bed bugs with these bed bug repellents.