Frequently Asked Questions
What can you spray on bed bugs to get rid of them?
What can you spray or whatever to get rid of bed bugs? What can you put on a mattress?
To address the previous answers:
1). Never steam clean a mattress as the residual moisture will prompt growth of mold, mildew, fungi and spores.
2). Avoid spraying the common types of cleaners as most are chemical-based and flammable.
3). Across the board, people who live in the south are no more intelligent than the people (sic, yankees) who live in the north...how absurd and totally ignorant! Bed bugs do not nourish themselves on a persons' body oils...they suck your blood, period. Dust mites nourish themselves by surviving off the 1.5 million skin cells that humans shed daily. They do not bite people.
With that said, the task of toting mattresses outdoors to beat the dust (and crap, literally) out of them, then exposing the mattresses to the natural cleansing abilities of the sun (UVA and UVB light waves) has become a mostly forgotten, spring-cleaning chore. This truly is an absolute necessity for improved health and even more so today than in decades past due to improved (air tight) energy-efficient construction methods.
Now for your question. First, confirm that you really mean bed bugs. Oftentimes and quite erroneously, dust mites have been referred to as "bed bugs." These are two very different animals. Dust mites are microscopic and next to impossible to spot with the naked eye. Bed bugs are quite visible and so are the tale-tell signs of infestation such as, bite marks, fecal droppings (small reddish-brown spots), and even small blood stains on the sheets.
If you truly mean "bed bugs"...create barriers from where the bed bugs hideout and your bed.
1). Pull your bed away from the wall
2). Place a light coating of vaseline on the legs of the bed, or
3). Place the legs of the bed into empty tin cans then add mineral oil or vegetable into each can
4). If there is a sham on the box-spring, take it off to prevent access to bed from the floor, likewise, do not allow the bedspread/sheets to reach the floor.
Again, if you really mean bed bugs...you will more than likely want instant gratification by wanting them dead NOW! So you have 2 choices, call an exterminator (best choice) or do it yourself with available pesticides. Bed bugs are nocturnal and typically hideout behind furniture, wall hangings, bed frames, and in cracks and crevices created by molding and trim. IF, you have holes in your mattress they could be inside the mattress.
Once you have your instant gratification (dead bed bugs) begin a preventative measure to thwart future incidences.
All natural, non-toxic, non-flammable (very important for mattresses), chemical-free and odorless, Enzyme Cleaners are becoming very popular due the multitude of uses that these products provide.
Ideal for every home environment, "green" (eco-friendly) enzyme cleaners reduce the prolific chemical usage presently found in name brand cleaning products. They are especially ideal for persons who are susceptible to chemicals and the volatile organic compounds (VOC's) emitted by typical chemical-based cleaning products through casual use. Kid-friendly, pet-friendly, totally safe...this product can even be used on humans and pets as a body wash or shampoo!
The enzyme cleaner I use is also non-magnetic, or non-static, meaning that once a surface is wiped cleaned there is no chemical residue left behind (of course) AND the freshly cleaned surface (furniture, counters, picture frames, Knick-knacks, etc.) will not attract dust, unlike conventional, chemical-based cleaning products!
What do you want to clean, sanitize and sterilize?
Any and all household surfaces can be cleaned with an Enzyme Cleaner and at extremely economical costs without any chemical residue or VOC's.
Need an all-natural pesticide?
Enzyme Cleaners attack pests (fleas, bed bugs, dust mites, scabies, lice, roaches, silverfish, etc.) by causing the insect to pre-molt and die, unlike pesticides which attack the central nervous systems. Pesticide residues also attack YOUR central nervous system, to varying degrees.
Call around to various merchants in your area and ask what they have to offer in the way of enzyme cleaners. Health food stores will probably stock such items. Try it out and if you like the product and for even more economical savings, look at purchasing it by the gallon over the Internet. The product I use for my business and home use, cost me .00 per gallon, BUT, it's super-concentrated and requires a mix ratio of only 1 ounce per gallon of water. This equates to [FAQ-ANSWER].72 per gallon (when shipping costs are included). What other cleaning product can you buy for just [FAQ-ANSWER].72 per gallon plus the cost of a gallon of distilled water? I think a gallon of bleach even costs more than that...but I don't really know for sure because I haven't had the need to purchase any bleach for a very long time.
If you would like to know which product I use...feel free to send me an email.
If by chance you meant dust mites and not bed bugs...visit the link below. It's cost-free info "76 Tips to Reduce Dust Mites and Indoor Allergens"
Is professional bed bug treatment harmful to humans?
This is counter intuitive, but my family won't stop pestering me about the bed bug treatment I ordered. I'm trying to do well for these people, but they keep saying that spraying chemicals on the box spring/bed frame and in the dresser chests will contaminate clothing and be toxic to them--and potentially poison or kill them.
Isn't it a little counter intuitive to think that a bed bug treatment would be harmful to humans? Do they have a point?
What type of a bed bug treatment did you actually use? What are the ingredients? Usually you should be able to tell if it is toxic or not when you look at the product label.
The stuff I used for bed bugs was NOT toxic. It was natural powder called Bed Bug Powder. I can even touch the powder and it wont hurt me. Only think I needed to be aware was to wear a mask when it is being applied, but once it is settled, it is safe, and my cat is always in the room.
Most of the bed bug remedies that claim to kill bed bugs quickly would most likely be dangerous to your health, and you surely wouldn t want this on your bed, would you? That is why I used this Bed Bug Powder so that I don't have to worry about poisoning myself.
what Are Some household remedies to rid fleas from me and my house?
I am going broke buying chemical sprays that don't work,are there any natural ways i can rid fleas from me and my house without the chemicals. I have tried salt,black flag,hand sanitizers,soap and water,bleach water,changing sheets,spaying my bed,bug spray and boric acid among a few others and nothing as worked. these fleas are biting me and creating huge sores on my legs can someone please help me out,they are driving me crazy.
This has been a very bad year for flea infestation. You didn't say if you had a pet? If you do, then that pet is the host that has probably brought them in to your home. Here is what you do. Stop buying over the counter useless flea remedies, a bad infestation, these remedies will not work. If you have a pet, buy advantage asap at the veterinarians. Put it on your pet according to directions. Within two hours it will start killing fleas on your pet. Now, the fleas that are jumping on your legs will soon be jumping on your pet and they will die along with all the flea eggs. While you are at the vets be sure to tell them you need spray for your house to rid fleas as well. Most veterinarian places will work with you on a payment plan if you do not have all the money upfront. Eventually all the fleas will make it to your pet's fur and everyone of them will die along with their eggs. Advantage will work up to a month and then you need to apply another Application of Advantage. Again, be sure to use the spray you get from the vets to rid fleas. These products are a bit cheaper and they work well than hiring an exterminator. Also keep in mind fleas bites can cause phlebitis which can be serious enough to have to seek a doctor. Do nip this problem in the Butt asap before it drives you crazy and ending up costing you more in the long run. I am sorry I could not give you a prettier answer, but fleas can really cause havoc. Also, if you have a pet, with that many fleas you will need to get the yellow wormer as flea bite cause tapeworms in dogs or cats. Good Luck.
Is there any spray stuff for bed bugs?
I currently live in an apartment. My neighbor has bed bugs really bad. The apartment came in and sprayed around the premises of my apartment. They also inspected the couch and bed. I found some spray stuff at Walmart that says it kills bed bugs. And this spray can be put on mattresses, couch. I was wondering is this spray a good thing to do to kill bed bugs? Then another question how do you prevent bed bugs?
Chemical pesticides and natural pesticides are available. Over the counter pesticides for Bedbugs normally are not very effective because the concentration of their active ingredients are so low. You can purchase professional pesticides, the same stuff that is used by a professional exterminator and do the job yourself. It saves money and you know that you are being as thorough as possible, no one can clean your home better than you (we all know that) - Take a look at Do My Own Pest Control.com. They have great informative research and article that are such a big help when battle with Bedbugs. If you have questions, don't hesitate to call. They can answer your questions, and if they can't they can always get you in contact with entomologist that are amazing!