Have you ever wondered how some homes are constantly under a bed bug threat while others scathe by unharmed? The answer is simple, the individual who owns the infested home failed to conduct routine visual inspections, develop a prevention strategy, and conduct thorough research on the bed bug topic. The owner of the pest-free home did all of these and much more.
One strategy that very well may help when combined with the aforementioned tactics is a bed bug deterrent. Experts believe deterrents can help keep bed bugs at bay. One specific bed bug deterrent that comes to mind is essential oil. While more research is needed to determine the effectiveness of the hundreds of available essential oil scents, peppermint, lavender, and tea tree is believed to be effective bed bug deterrent scents.
The bed bug larvae generate a pheromone that only impacts the adult male. To deter the adult male from accessing the nest, the bed bug larvae emit a pheromone.
A study conducted by researchers at the USDA, ARS, Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, and the Department of Entomology, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey showed some hope with silicone and paraffin essential oils.
The study revealed paraffin and silicone oils contained toxins that may be fatal to bed bugs. One part tap water and three parts paraffin oil eradicated up to 92 percent of a bed bug infestation after 24 hours.
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If you are on the search for a natural bed bug deterrent, we recommend essential oils. Conduct a DIY study to determine which scents are effective as a bed bug deterrent.