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Posted At: December 30, 2010 1:00 PM | Posted By : admin
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There is no silver bullet to eliminate bed bugs.  Several strategies must be used to eliminate bed bugs.  Often self treating for bed bugs is not only dangerous but can often make the infestation worse.  Bed bug researchers and experts highly recommend contacting a bed bug professional with the knowledge and skill required to rid you of bed bugs.  This article, published by PR Newswire, lists the Top 10 Least Effective Methods to Prevent or Eliminate Bed Bugs compiled by Brian Hirsch, Director of Protect-A-Bed's Pest Control Division.  Mr. Hirsch compiled his list of the 10 least effective ways to prevent or eliminate bed bugs in 2010:

  1. Gasoline/kerosene – dousing the bed and residence in diesel fuel or kerosene.
  2. Sulfur – burning sulfur inside the home; (this was known as the "fire and brimstone" method back in the 18th century).
  3. Bug bombs – setting off multiple bug bombs that can blow the windows out of the building as a result of increased pressure.
  4. Fire extinguishers – using fire extinguishers to freeze the bugs.
  5. Leaving lights on – sleeping with the lights turned on to trick the bugs into not biting.
  6. Exterior pesticides – using pesticides that are not effective against bed bugs and risking the health of people in the home.
  7. Olive oil - covering your body in olive oil so the bugs can't climb.
  8. WD-40 – spraying the bugs directly.
  9. Eliminating heat - turning off the heat in the winter to freeze them out.
  10. Baking soda/rubbing alcohol – applying this combination to the mattress or sofa.

Because of a bed bugs' resistance, even with non-chemical tools such as vacuums and steamers, on average, most people who experience bed bugs should expect to endure at least two treatments by a pest control expert to rid themselves of the pests.  K-9 Sweeps also provides a 90 day service warranty.  The article also talks about remaining calm and hiring a good pest control company that utilizes a comprehensive approached including chemical and non-chemical methods.  K-9 Sweeps offers green eco-friendly solutions for bed bug eradication.

"If a person is bitten or notices signs of bed bugs, the best thing he or she can do is to try to remain calm and reassure themselves that you can beat this insect," Jeffrey White, research entomologist with BedBugCentral.com, says. "First thing to do is to try and hire a good pest control company that utilizes a comprehensive approach including chemical and non-chemicals methods due to bed bugs' resistance to many commonly used pesticides. Because of this resistance, even with non-chemical tools such as vacuums and steamers, on average, most people who experience bed bugs should expect to endure approximately three treatments by a pest control expert to rid themselves of the pests."

For the most effective ways on detecting and treating bed bug infestations in Las Vegas, contact K-9 Sweeps LLC.  K-9 Sweeps is an exclusive bed bug pest control company that consults with and services residential and commercial facilities in all of Southern Nevada.  The office can be reached at 702-586-5179 or you can email questions to Karen@K-9Sweeps.com

 

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