Slighting, biting, and even a little frightening, these beastly buggers are some of the most frustrating pests around the Central Florida area. Here in the heart of hot and sunny Orlando, bed bugs are an unavoidable part of life. Thriving in hotels, motels, transportation stations, and furniture stores all across the state, there’s no telling where or when a new infestation will break out. Unless your home is properly protected, bed bugs may make their way into your home after your next trip, vacation, or holiday hangout.

Bed bugs may be small, but they aren’t impossible to see. Maxing out at about ¼ an inch in total length, bed bugs are easily identified by their:

  • Brown, tan, or rust-colored shells 
  • Flat and very oval-shaped bodies 
  • Six legs and two straight antennae 
  • Yellowish or cream-colored eggs

When faced with a bed bug infestation, many homeowners attempt to tackle the problem on their own. This is due to a number of reasons, the most common being the notion of cost-effectiveness. However, professional bed bug control does far more than any DIY treatment. In fact, continuing to use home remedies to treat a serious bed bug infestation may actually worsen the problem rather than relieve it.

Faulty DIY Bed Bug Prevention Methods Orlando Homeowners Should Avoid

There are several faulty DIY bed bug control methods that have gained in popularity over recent years. Much of this phenomenon is due to poor information circulating online. A few of these include:

  • Ultrasonic Waves: Using ultrasonic waves to force bed bugs out of the home might make you seem high-tech, but it won’t do much to get rid of your pest infestation. In fact, ultrasonic wave emitters as a bed bug repellent has been disproved by scientists. Rough Cost – $25.00 
  • Bicarbonate of Soda: Although it is a cost-effective option, a little dust will not prevent bed bugs from thriving in your home. Rough Cost – $7.00 
  • Moth Balls: These are excellent moth repellents, but do little for bed bug infestations. Rough Cost – $35.00 
  • Alcohol or Vinegar: High concentration alcohols may kill a certain percentage of bed bugs, but this substance may act as a corrosive agent or fire hazard and should be avoided at all costs. Rough Cost – $10.00 
  • Essential Oils: While essential oils have a place for repelling bugs, they will never be able to root out a fully developed bed bug infestation. Rough Cost – $100.00

Adding in time, sweat, and general aggravation, the above DIY methods will most likely not aid you on your quest for total bed bug extermination. Instead, you may be left with hefty bills, itchy bites, and a bed bug infestation that is continuing to worsen.

BioTherm Green Solutions, Inc: The Better Process

Using the most effective bed bug strategies on the market, BioTherm Green Solutions Inc is Orlando’s only specialty pest control facility with over 10 years of experience in eliminating infestations all over the state. To assist our friends and neighbors, our company offers only the highest quality of service. At BioTherm Green Solutions Inc, our process for eliminating your bed bugs may include:

  • Bed bug identification 
  • Canine inspections 
  • Heat treatments 
  • Chemical treatments

Interested in how holistic bed bug treatments could keep you, your home, and your family safe? Contact BioTherm Green Solutions Inc immediately to learn more about the options that are right for you, or complete a contact form to schedule your home inspection online today. Let’s bite back against bed bugs.