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Posted on June 6, 2012 with No Comments
If you find a bed bug, the first thing most people do is head to a store like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walgreens or a local hardware store to buy for bed bug spray or a do-it-yourself pest control spray. In a recently published article by Susan C. Jones and Joshua L. Bryant we learned whether or not these type of bed bug sprays really work.
They evaluated different over the counter products to see if they actually work. They specifically evaluated three types of foggers and found that they did not work as marketed.
When ineffective products sold at stores advertise quick bedbug solutions they can instead make the situation worse. What a consumer should do is call a pest control company that has the skills, knowledge, correct products and equipment to solve a bed bug problem.
On a national scale the bedbug problem continues to grow. The best way to solve it is by education and quick action. In the year 2000 only a quarter of all exterminators in the U.S. dealt with bedbugs now, that is at nearly 100%.
If you are faced with bed bugs in your home or business, contact a bed bug pest professional rather than reaching for bed bug foggers or bed bug sprays that are now proven to not be successful.