There are lots of wives’ tales and ideas floating around the Internet about the best way to get rid of bed bugs. It can be tempting to use a treatment posted online by your ex-boyfriend’s cousin, but the important thing to remember when choosing a bed bug treatment is to find a solution that is both safe and legal.
Only pesticides registered with the EPA are legal in the United States. To get registered by the EPA, products must go through extensive tests, so you can feel confident in the legality of any EPA-approved product. EPA-registered treatments have also been proven to be safe and effective. To know if a product is registered, look for an EPA Registration number on the label. You can trust EPA products as long as you follow the directions on the label correctly.
Bed bugs can be a frustrating problem, so people often resort to unsafe behavior in an effort to get rid of the bed bugs faster. It is never safe to mix pesticides and treatments together without the instructions and guidance of a bed bug professional. No matter what you hear from other people, never use rubbing alcohol or carbon dioxide, propane, or helium gases. Likewise, using a pesticide that is labeled for outdoor use can release dangerous chemicals into your home and make it unsafe to live. You should also never buy a bed bug treatment off the street if you have no idea what you are buying, and never use a chemical treatment directly on your body.
Just because a product is legal doesn’t mean it will produce safe results however you use it. Be smart and don’t spray the bed bug repeatedly or more than the instructions on the label. Failure to follow the instructions on a legal product can result in a poisonous environment for your family.
When it comes to treating bed bugs, your best option is to hire a professional who can provide you with treatment that is legal and safe. Professionals produce results to get your bed bug-free life back on track.