Bedbug infestations were claimed to have been completely eradicated in the 1950s through the use of a heavy-duty synthetic pesticide called DDT. However, the pesticide does not only kill insects and pests. DDT is also extremely harmful to aquatic life, plants, animals, and of course humans. Therefore, the use of DDT was completely banned in many developed countries, including the United States.
In 2000, there were reports of bedbugs appearing. This is basically due to frequent and numerous trips to countries with known infestation of bed bugs. Since then, bedbugs have invaded not only American homes, but also five-star hotels, apartments, boutiques and stores, hospitals, nursing homes, public transportation, and schools.
Bed bugs are very resistant insects. They spread quickly and very easily. They are also immune to certain pesticides. Heat appears to be the most effective way to eradicate bed bug infestation. However, it is extremely expensive, making bed bugs the most expensive pests in the world.
So how can bed bugs be neutralized and controlled? In addition to natural and organic plants and materials like diatomaceous earth, there are also eco-friendly products available on the market that are effective at killing bed bugs and preventing re-infestation.
The top three bed bug products are KleenGreen, BugPatrol, and BestYet. Below is a brief review about these products.
- klein green
Kleen Green is not a pesticide or insecticide. It is an anti-bedbug product based on natural enzymes, so it is safe for both humans and animals. Claimed as the “most superior non-toxic remedy on the market,” Kleen Green is a highly concentrated, biodegradable, chemical-free bed bug treatment that kills bed bugs on contact.
Kleen Green is available in liquid form and can be purchased in 8 oz to a 5 gallon pail. The only downside to using this product is that it does not offer long-term protection against any potential bed bug invasion and infestation.
- bug patrol
Bug Patrol is an all-natural, safe and eco-friendly bed bug spray for use on mattresses, carpets, furniture and fixtures and other potential bed bug hiding places. Contains benzalkonium chloride as an active ingredient (a plant extract) and crushed fossil shell powder (diatomaceous earth). This combination kills any bed bugs, nymphs and eggs within a few seconds of contact.
Bug Patrol has a delicate cinnamon and clove scent that pleases anyone who smells it. However, like Kleen Green, Bug Patrol does not offer long-term protection against bed bugs.
- Even better
Among the top three bed bug products, BestYet is probably the best and most recommended natural bed bug treatment. It also kills other pests and parasitic insects such as mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, mites and lice. It is non-toxic and non-irritating to the skin, making it very safe for animals, children and even plants.
This EPA-rated product is formulated with the powerful combination of red cedar oil and molten quartz rock, which kills all forms of bed bugs and other insects on contact. It is extremely safe to use on all types of surfaces, including carpets, wooden furniture, mattresses, and accessories. But the best thing about BestYet is that it is the only product that offers long-term protection against bed bugs.
It is undeniable that bed bugs are extremely difficult to control and eradicate. Fortunately, there are many bed bug products available that can be safely used to kill these pesky household pests. With the proper use of these products along with practical preventative measures, we can make our home and entire city bed bug free.J