The first reaction to finding bed bugs is, “How do I get rid of these disgusting bugs?” Okay, maybe the first reaction is, “Oh NOOooo” or something a little stronger. But usually the next thought is, how do I get rid of bed bugs? Most times our first thought is to buy a spray can of some sort of chemical spray to eliminate these little beasts. We check the internet for DIY solutions then run to the store to buy whichever chemical has the best marketing package.
However, bed bugs are resilient little beasts. They can go for months without eating. That means when chemicals are introduced into the infested area, these bed bugs will escape and lay low until the effectiveness of the chemical wears off. The cycle then starts itself all over again. This might lead you to asking if there is ever a time to use chemicals when getting rid of bed bugs?
Josh Erdman, owner of Erdye’s Pest Control will explain more in this short video.