May 09, 2013 - 01:02 PM
The problem with almost ALL pesticides on the market, especially GREEN pesticides, is that they are either plant based, synthetic reproductions, or contain petroleum distillates, even the smallest of doses. Any of this could trigger a reaction in a person with Hyper Sensitivity or MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity).
Most of my experience with patients that suffer from these syndromes, is to recommend to avoid contact or exposure to any chemical substances.
However, there are several things you can do to help get rid of bed bugs non-chemically.
1. Use mattress encasements to prevent bed bugs from harboring inside mattresses and box springs.
2. Use Climb - Up Interceptors to help prevent bed bugs from climbing up bed frames.
3. Verify Bed Bug Detectors are traps that can be placed on walls behind headboards, on headboards, etc, to capture bed bugs and monitor infestation levels. These are professional quality and used in Major Hotel Chains.
4. Vacuum bed bugs using a high powered vacuum designed for Bed Bug Removal such as the Atrix Bug Sucker work great at removing bedbugs.
5. Heat remediation treatments are also very effective, and although this something that requires professional assistance, it is very effective.
All of these measures are chemical - free and should be considered. Remember that just because a pesticide is odorless or organic, natural etc, doesn't make it safe. If a pesticide kills bugs, it is poison - simple as that. And most I would not use pesticides of any nature around a person that could be harmed by them.
Hope this helps.