A deterrent could be the difference between a bed bug
-infested home and a bed bug
-free home. Your decision, which is the better option for you? If you are like most people, pest-free living space is crucial for your mentality. It is unfortunate when someone becomes a bed bug
victim. Just ask the thousands of victims before you, how they handled their bed bug
infestation. Most will admit to being stressed and unable to sleep throughout the process. Believe it or not, you may find yourself in the same situation if not very careful.
One way you can protect yourself from becoming a victim is to invest in a bed bug
deterrent. Scientists believe specific scents can deter bed bugs by encouraging them to rethink their decision. Essential oils – lavender, tea tree, and peppermint – may be a natural bed bug deterrent. Spray your luggage, backpack, bed frame, overnight bag, and clothes to keep bed bugs at bay.
A unique deterrent produced by bed bug larvae is effective in keeping male adults away from their sleeping areas. This is a phenomenal bed bug
deterrent that only works for adult males.
conducted by researchers at the USDA, ARS, Invasive Insect Biocontrol, and Behavior Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland focused on the effectiveness of essential oils as a natural bed bug pesticide.
The study showed the essential oils – paraffin and silicone – contained properties that were toxic to bed bugs.
The researchers utilized one part water and three parts paraffin essential oil and the same formula for the silicone essential oil.
We recommend a DIY study to determine the effectiveness of other essential oils as a bed bug deterrent. There are hundreds of essential oils with various applications, such as food flavoring, pain reliever, mood stabilizer, and foul odor eliminator.
Our Santa Monica exterminators
are here to assist you in dealing with all of your bed bug issues