How to Exterminate Bed Bugs Organically

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There are different ways to treat an existing bed bug infestation. There are some people who prefer chemical treatments because they feel that an application of chemicals will treat for longer and provide a more thorough solution than the organic treatments can.

There are also some situations in which government regulations or practical considerations require that treatment be made in chemical methods, and documented properly. These situations can be delicate and require the appropriately trained people to manage the application without causing environmental and medical harms.

Introducing organic treatments

When these conditions are not present, or the homeowner or landlord is able and willing to consider organic or natural treatments, there is every chance to make long term inroads in an existing bed bug infestation. The different methods of treatment in this traditional Netherlands vein take form depending on the location of the infestation.

In a traditional single family home, there can be wooden furniture in which the bed bugs take up residence. The home owner can eliminate the crevices and areas where the bugs might hide, and can help to reduce the possibility of secondary infestations.

Making sure they never come back

deadbugsClearing out the bugs is one thing. Making sure they cannot come back or successfully hatch into a second generation is even more important.

There are also opportunities to use natural or organic repellant materials that keep bed bugs away. There are flower derivatives that repel the bugs, and make it uncomfortable for them to settle down. Keeping these plants in areas where the bed bugs might gather is one way to keep them out of the way.

Depending on the situation, there can be areas of a home that are protected by the plants and essential oils provided by a trained professional pest control specialist who prefers organic. Some areas can be treated while others are left fully occupied. The infestation will wither while the rest of the house is not impacted.