June 11, 2019
Online, devotees of essential oils recommend them as a green alternative to stopping a bed bug infestation. Consumers, desperate for a safe treatment, have been tuning in and purchasing over-the-counter ‘green insecticides’ with essential oils as the active ingredient. Could tea tree, lavender, lemongrass, or thyme be the solution to the Cincinnati bed bug problem? According to researchers from Rutgers University and the USDA’s Agricultural Research Center, probably not.
In a paper published in the Journal of Economic Entomology, researchers shared test results of bed bug toxicity to eighteen different essential oils, three silicone oils, and paraffin oil. Results indicate that only silicone and paraffin oils showed any effectiveness against bed bugs.
So although some “green oils” may kill some bed bugs and could act as a good preventative, they will not be 100% effective and will be unlikely to solve a serious bed bug infestation. Remember, a partial success is no success: if you don’t kill every bed bug and every egg, the infestation will return.
TRS Extermination offers a green bed bug solution that works. When properly applied, our equipment consistently provides 100% kill, 100% of the time, every time. Heat is known to be a very effective bed bug killer and it can be used in many different ways to treat infestations without harmful chemicals. Call the Cincinnati bed bug professionals at TRS Extermination at the first sign of any bed bug infestation. The sooner you take a proactive response, the sooner all your bed bugs will be dead. You, your family, your friends, and everyone you interact with will appreciate your timely action.
Our propane bed bug heaters are safe to structures and contents yet 100% lethal to all forms of insect pests including bed bugs. “Every living organism has a thermal death point” applies to every living organism — insects, as well as bacteria. Whether you’ve already tried essential oils and other DIY treatments, or just want the bed bug nightmare to end, give us a call and we will have you bed bug free only 1 day. Call us for emergency bed bug service. After at least three hours of 135°F heat we turn the heater off and load the equipment back into the trailer. If you think you see bed bugs call TRS Extermination at 513-604-6332. Your bed bugs will be dead. Guaranteed.