Anyone who knows anything about a bed bug infestation does not want to become a victim. For this matter, being victimized by bed bugs is a nightmare that many victims believe they will never wake up from. Fortunately, there are several tricks that have been shown to help deter bed bugs from targeting specific homes and individuals. One trip is related to essential oils like tea tree, peppermint, and lavender, all of which have anti-bed bug properties.
Essential oils are extremely popular. They are utilized as a food flavoring, minor medical condition treatment, mood stabilizer, and foul odor eliminator. Some people have also discovered that the aforementioned essential oils deter bed bugs from accessing their persons and homes.
A unique bed bug deterrence is gaining a lot of attention as of late. This bed bug deterrence is no other than a secretion created by the young bed bug nymph. The secretion is utilized as a safety mechanism to keep the male adult bed bug from trying to mate with the young larvae. Does this bed bug deterrence really work? According to research, it works perfectly to protect the young bed bug by keeping the adult male at bay.
Another study revealed that essential oils – silicone and paraffin – may be an effective natural bed bug exterminator. The study was conducted by researchers at the Department of Entomology, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and USDA, ARS, Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, showed silicone oil was toxic to bed bugs.
If you do not want to become the next bed bug victim, we recommend essential oils as a deterrent. A small dab of peppermint or tea tree essential oil will go a long way in keeping bed bugs from entering your personal space. If this does not work, do not hesitate to contact our Chicago extermination team.