If you have a problem with bugs then you have probably used a bug spray or bug powder before. Although these products may keep the bugs away, they do little to solve the real problem, that being the damage done to your home. A bug killer is an organic material applied to fabric, clothes, or any other surface that discourages bugs from entering or rising on that particular surface. The chemical makes the bugs spooked so they leave your home and don’t return.
Bug sprays, bug powders, and insecticides all fall under the broader category of organic pesticides. Many people don’t realize that there are different kinds of pesticides. You can get insecticides that repel water and others that are water based. This is important to keep in mind if you’re spraying your home because the water based products may pose a greater risk of accidentally spraying your children or pets when trying to spray the bugs.
The main ingredient in bug killers works by suppressing the immune system of the bugs that it has been sprayed against. This results in lessened resistance to the bug killer as well as fewer bites. The more bits there are, the more people and pets get sick from the bites. Therefore, when you use a bug killer that repels water, you are increasing the number of insects that can be protected from you and your family. That means more protection for your health and your property.
While natural bug killers use natural ingredients, commercial products use synthetic chemicals. While these chemicals may not pose a threat to your health, they can still be harmful when exposed to pets and humans. In addition, these chemicals may not provide the same benefits as the natural ingredients do. Some essential oils are also beneficial to people who are sensitive to the synthetic chemicals.
When choosing an insecticide to repel bed bugs, think about the type of treatment that will work best for you and your family. Do you want an insecticide that repels bed bugs but doesn’t leave any hazardous chemicals on your linens or clothes? Or do you want an insecticide that leaves a non-staining, safe substance on the furniture and carpeting? If you live in an area that is infested with bed bugs, you may want an insecticide that kills adult bugs but not their eggs. But it’s okay to use the spray on fabric covered items like couches, sofas, and chairs. Just don’t use it on the carpets or the floors.
If you want to use a non-staining product, look for one that uses natural fragrances to repel adult bugs and their eggs. Essential oils like cypress oil are effective at killing these insects. Look for natural alternatives to bug killers with properties that are similar to essential oils. For example, lavender oil kills bugs by dissuading them from laying their eggs in the carpet. It’s safe to use on carpets and hard floors but be sure to check with the manufacturer first.