Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

Wednesday, August 29, 2001

Nothing ruins a good night's sleep quite like waking up with bed bugs. Luckily, there are a variety of options on the market today that make dealing with these pests not only easier, but safer for you, your family and your pets.

Should you find yourself riddled with a bed bug problem, determining the severity of the situation is a good place to start. You will quickly come to find that there is not one simple solution for every instance. Cleaning the areas where you have spotted bed bugs and reducing overall clutter will help eliminate hiding places for the bugs and prepare the infested areas for treatment. However, this is only the first step.

The characteristic that makes bed bugs so challenging to identify and contain is that they are experts at squeezing into cracks and dark places. In fact, they will often go unnoticed by the average person. They cower from light and will move to quieter, more secluded places if they feel unprotected. In fact, most people do not even realize that they have bed bugs until they find red, itchy bumps caused by bed bug bites.

The bed bug fumigation process, alone, comes with a slew of negative connotations and is usually used as a last resort. Homeowners concerned about the safety of their children and pets can rest assured there are bed bug killers on the market that are not only safe for people and animals, but also natural and, most importantly, effective.

A number of pest control companies use safe products like EcoSMART, an organic bed bug killer that terminates adult bed bugs without leaving any harmful residue. This pest killer product is the result of a unique mixture of organic plant oils, including rosemary and peppermint, as well as other botanicals found in nature and maybe even in one's own home.

When used correctly with the help of a pest control expert, natural products like EcoSMART effectively eliminate bed bugs and their eggs without the use of the synthetic toxins frequently found in similar products. Depending on the severity of the infestation, a steam treatment can be applied to the affected area as well.

Using an all-natural bed bug product makes dealing with a dreaded bed bug infestation simpler and safer for everyone involved. However, for more extensive bed bug infestations, your home may need to be fumigated.

If you suspect a bed bug infestation in your home, no matter the severity, it is recommended that you get in touch with a professional and experienced pest control company for inspection and control measures.

Robin Mountjoy is the General Manager and President of Connors Termite & Pest Control. She has over 25 years of experience in the pest control industry and frequently shares her knowledge and expertise on the Connor’s Blog. From identifying termite damage to getting rid of bed bugs, you will find a wide variety of helpful posts at