It’s no secret that the Bed Bug Store is the best place to buy all-natural bed bug treatments online. Unlike many of our competitors, who rely on harsh chemical pesticides known to pollute our indoor air, irritate the skin, and cause harm to people and pets, our bed bug treatment sprays and dust are made with 100 percent all-natural ingredients.
Using the power of essential oils, diatomaceous earth, and other all-natural ingredients, our bed bug treatment products work to both contain and eliminate bed bugs: the essential two-pronged approach to any bed bug extermination strategy.
The key to finding success with any all-natural bed bug treatment product is using it properly. This means correctly preparing the space to which it will be applied, applying it correctly, and applying it at the right time and subsequent intervals.
Here at the Bed Bug Store, we often get questions about when to take action with our all-natural bed bug treatment products, so we decided to put together a little blog on the topic. Order your all-natural bed bug spray, crawling insect control dust, or other bed bug treatment products online now, then keep reading to learn how to use them most effectively!
Bed Bug Infestations Only Get Worse With Time
The simple truth of bed bug eradication is that you have to take action immediately. The best time to prevent bed bugs is immediately upon moving into a new space, and the best time to use your all-natural bed bug treatment products is YESTERDAY.
Bed bugs don’t have very long lives, but they do a lot to further their species in that short time. “An individual bed bug can lay 200 to 500 eggs in her lifetime. The eggs hatch in about 6 to 10 days and the newly emerged bed bug nymphs seek a blood meal,” explains The University of Minnesota Extension. “All ages are found in a reproducing population. Under normal circumstances, adult bed bugs will live for about 2 to 4 months.” This is why it’s so important to take action at the first sign of a bed bug invasion.
When To Check For Bed Bug Infestations
You should always be on the lookout for bed bugs, but it’s especially important to check for them when moving into a new house or apartment before you unpack in a hotel room or Airbnb, and the very first time you notice a bite on your skin. Here are the signs of bed bugs that should always be in the back of your mind, ranked in order of accuracy:
- Live bed bugs.
- Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by bed bugs being crushed.
- Dark spots (about this size: •), which are bed bug excrement and may bleed on the fabric as a marker would.
- Eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1mm), and pale yellow skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger.
- Bed bug bites on your skin, your children, or pets.
Signs provided by EPA.gov
When To Use Your Natural Bed Bug Treatment
If you’re using our all-natural bed bug killing spray, which works best when sprayed directly onto live bed bugs, the best time to treat is right before dawn.
“They live close to where people sleep, rest, or sit for long periods of time and are active at night and generally hide during the day,” explains the UME. “Bed bugs feed for 2 to 5 minutes and then move quickly to a hiding spot.”
If you’re using our crawling insect control dust or bed bug traps, there’s no specific time of day to apply your all-natural bed bug treatment. Diatomaceous earth can be applied in hard to reach areas, including furniture, carpet, and on your mattress to kill bed bugs any time they cross over it. Bed bug traps should be placed underneath the feet of your bed to prevent new bugs from joining the party.
The important thing to realize is that bed bugs don’t want to be caught. They’re able to carry out their parasitic lives because they exist in the shadows and attack us when we’re most vulnerable, i.e. sleeping. That’s why it’s so important to remain vigilant, using our all-natural bed bug spray in conjunction with other long-lasting methods that will help you contain and eliminate their colony.
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.