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					Are There Herbs Used to Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?<br><br>

Herbs are the ancient medicines used by our ancestors to treat common
aliments.<br><br>

Through the years, herbs have also evolved and though the advent of
modern medicine is so advanced, herbs still continue to find their ways
to get into modern medicine.<br><br>

There are a variety of herbs and there are certain herb types for certain
types of medical problems.<br><br>

The Chinese are the most popular advocates of medicinal plants or herbs.
They have been using herbs to treat ailments since time
immemorial.<br><br>

Herbs as insecticides<br><br>

Though there are several herbs that are used as insecticides, no
particular herb is identified to curtail the proliferation of bed
bugs.<br><br>

It can be noted though, that herbs are the principal souces of
ingredients or chemical extracts. These herb extracts are turned into
ingredients of our modern day pesticides and insecticides.<br><br>

Aside from that use, there are no other uses of herbs for pest control
nowadays.<br><br>

Though, there must be, and for sure several herbs will have the property
and ability to drive bed bugs away, herbs are limited in this
area.<br><br>

That means, no particular herb is named or identified directly aginst bed
bugs. They will always have to go or be integrated into peticides for
that purpose.<br><br>

Pest control, herbs and bed bugs<br><br>

To get rid of bed bugs, pest control firms use certain chemicals in the
form of pesticides or insecticides. Take note that these pesticides and
insecticides do contain herb extracts. <br><br>

Because the chemicals and herb extracts contained in these bug killers
are so harsh and deadly, it is advised that you leave the handling to
them. In other words, let the pest control experts have it their way.
<br><br>

You have your own profession so do not mess with other people’s
professions. Pest control personnel know what they are doing because they
have been doing it for so long. <br><br>

Trust them and let them do their job, Take the side step, and only get in
when they tell you. <br><br>
Pest control experts will also inform you how to handle the furniture or
things that may contain residual form of pesticides. Listen very
carefully to instructions. Neglect them if you want to be exterminated
and poisoned yourself. <br><br>

Focusing on pesticides<br><br>

There are three main groups of pesticides that have herb extracts
available through pest control shops in the market. These are for
exterminating unwanted bed bugs. <br><br>

First, pesticides from herbs can be in the form of insecticidal dusts.
These pesticides are characterized by the existence or presence of ground
or pulverized glass and silica powder mixed with chemicals or herb
extracts. Hence, they are dust. <br><br>

The dust attacks bed bugs by destroying their external waxy protective
coats. These coats are like coating making up the skin of bed bugs. They
serve as helmet-like structures. <br><br>

Insecticidal dusts have chemicals with them. Once the bed bugs’
protective coats are ruined, the chemicals will set in and poison or dry
out the bed bugs’ systems. <br><br>

Second, pesticides can be contact insecticides. Contact insecticides are
those that should be applied to suspiciously infested areas or surfaces.
You will find that this is very effective in getting rid of bed bugs.
<br><br>

But they also have downsides. For one, contact insecticides are repellant
in nature---they stink so effectively that insects’ senses can easily
sense presence of insecticides. br><br>

That attribute of contact insecticides makes it less effective. Since it
is repellant, it is not sure and guaranteed that bed bugs will be gotten
rid of. They simply may avoid contact with applied furniture or surfaces.
Hence, they will try to find or transfer to more conducive habitat.
<br><br>

Third and last group will be the insect growth regulators. This group is
aimed at getting rid of bed bugs while they still are in early stages.
<br><br>

IGRs will attack or poison young bed bugs, or their eggs. By doing that,
it is guaranty that no new generation will spurt out. The only problem
and mess the complainant will have to deal with are the adult bed bugs.
<br><br>

Use of IGRs as pesticides can be effective, yet so much time and patience
is required. As the saying goes, this measure is ‘slowly but surely.’

				
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