The internet is an awesome thing. It makes many things effortless that just a few decades ago would have been completely impossible.
Take shopping for all-natural bed bug treatments, for instance. Not that long ago, you would have had to put on your pants (boo), get in the car, drive all the way to the store that you hope carries all-natural bed bug treatments, walk into the store, talk to an actual person about which brand they think is best (yuck) and then pay retail prices for whatever product you chose.
To make matters worse, you’d have to lather-rinse-repeat the whole process if the bed bug treatment you purchased didn’t actually work to eliminate your bed bug problem.
The Internet Isn't Always Truthful About Bed Bug Treatments
But now, thanks to the fantastic convenience of the internet, we can not only eliminate your need to put on pants, but we can also make it much more affordable for you to purchase all of the all-natural bed bug treatment products you need to take care of your bed bug problem quickly and effectively.
One thing the internet isn’t so great for is learning exactly what the best way is to fight back against bed bugs, or even why they show up in your house in the first place. That’s where the pros at Bed Bug Patrol can help. We’ve been fighting the good fight against bed bugs for many years, so we know how to separate the fact from the fiction.
Want to test your bed bug expertise against ours? Keep reading to discover some of the most popular “alternative facts” the internet likes to spread about bed bugs and all-natural bed bug treatments.
Have You Been Duped By These Lies?
1. Only dirty, poor people get bed bugs.
This is one of the oldest and most deeply false stereotypes about bed bugs, and we can’t wait for the day that people realize the truth. Bed bugs can exist ANYWHERE humans are present on a regular basis. It doesn’t even have to be a home or hotel room, and it certainly doesn’t need to be dirty for bed bugs to thrive. Why? Because bed bugs don’t eat dirt, silly. They eat human blood. If there’s a steady supply of food and a place to hide, bed bugs can show up at any time.
2. Bed bugs are easy to see.
Yes, the internet will show you 15,609,723 zoomed-in images of bed bugs in .45 seconds. Yes, these images will be terrifying and probably make you feel like a bed bug is crawling on you right this minute. These images are meant to show you the features of a bed bug up close but that’s not what they’ll look like to your naked eye when you’re frantically scanning your dorm room or apartment. In fact, a full-grown bed bug is barely bigger than an apple seed, and they’re very good at hiding before they see you coming. In fact, bed bugs may hide for days at a time while they’re digesting their latest meal.
3. You can get rid of bed bugs by vacuuming.
Bed bugs don’t have suction cups for feet. This means that if you can get one to stand still long enough, you can definitely suck it up into your vacuum cleaner. But then what? Unless you’re willing to “carefully inspect the beater brush, the tubing, the attachments, and the filter (if applicable) each and every time you empty it, which should be every time you've vacuumed up bed bugs. Otherwise, the vacuum cleaner is now the new townhouse for the critters you sucked up,” explains Selena MacIntosh.
4. Bed bugs can jump.
We’ll admit it. There is absolutely nothing more horrifying than a bug that may at any point suddenly spring into the air and land on your face. NOTHING. And while there are many bugs in this world that can absolutely pull of this acrobatic feat, bed bugs aren’t one of them. Bed bugs can crawl up walls and on ceilings, and most definitely fall on your face from these heights, but if they’re on the ground, your face is safe.
5. CO2 traps will eliminate bed bugs.
The problem with this “alternative fact” is that it’s based in truth. Bed bugs are attracted to CO2, especially the kind humans exhale while sleeping, but CO2 won’t kill them. The only reason to use CO2 traps is to gauge the extent of your bed bug problem. If you put them out and only a few bugs show up, you probably caught it early. If they’re overrun with bed bugs after being out for just one night? You’re in trouble.
6. Diatomaceous Earth won’t kill bed bugs.
As makers of some of the finest bed bug treatment dust on the market, we take personal offense to this one. We assume that this lie is perpetrated by people who thought they could sprinkle a little diatomaceous earth around their house and kill every bed bug within 24 hours. We’ll be the first to tell you, this isn’t the way diatomaceous earthworks. Bed bug dust is designed to be a residual all-natural bed bug treatment, used in conjunction with contact bed bug treatments like our natural bed bug spray. It’s the one-two punch that always sends bed bugs packing.
7. Bed bugs aren’t a health threat.
While bed bugs have nothing to do with the cleanliness of your apartment or how expensive your home is, it’s still not a good idea to let them linger in your domicile. Why? Because, in case you’ve forgotten, their main form of entertainment is BITING HUMAN BEINGS. These bites can cause swelling, redness, itching, and become quite the health hazard--especially for seniors and babies. If you’re already suffering from bed bug bites, be sure to browse our full selection of natural bed bug bite remedies.
When It Comes To Bed Bugs, It’s Best To Trust The Experts
Our point for writing this blog is a) to call out the bed bug lies that are floating around every bed bug forum on the internet, and b) to remind you that when choosing natural bed bug treatments, it’s always best to rely on brands that have been proven to get results for many years.
Read our reviews, then purchase your natural bed bug remedies in our online store today!
Let us at Bed Bug Store assist you. All our products come with a 90-day 100% satisfaction guarantee. We have been relieving customers of their bed bugs for over 15 years. Our products are also 100% all-natural, chemical and pesticide-free. The smell you notice when using our solution, is the fresh scent of peppermint.