Bedbug infestations were claimed to be completely eradicated in 1950s through the use of heavy duty synthetic pesticide called DDT. However, the pesticide does not only kill insects and pests. DDT is also extremely harmful to aquatic lives, plants, animals and of course humans. Thus, the use of DDT was completely banned in many developed countries including the United States.
In 2000, there were reports of emergence of bedbugs. This is basically due to frequent and several travels to countries with known bedbug infestation. Since then, bedbugs invaded not only American homes but also five-star hotels, apartments, boutiques and stores, hospitals, nursing homes, public transports and schools.
Bedbugs are very resilient insects. They propagate fast and very easily. They are also immune to certain pesticides. Heat seems to be the most effective way to eradicate bedbug infestation. However, it is extremely costly, making bedbugs as the most expensive pests on earth.
So how can bedbugs be neutralized and controlled? Aside from natural and organic plants and materials such as diatomaceous earth, there are also eco-friendly products available in the market that are effective in killing bedbugs and preventing re-infestation.
The top three bedbug products are KleenGreen, BugPatrol and BestYet. Below is a brief review on these products.
- Kleen Green
Kleen Green is neither a pesticide nor insecticide. It is an anti-bedbug product based on natural enzymes, making it harmless to both humans and animals. Claiming as the “most superior non-toxic remedy on the market,” Kleen Green is a chemical-free, biodegradable, highly concentrated bedbug treatment that kills bedbugs on contact.
Kleen Green is available in liquid form and can be bought from 8oz to a 5-gallon pail. The only disadvantage to using this product is that it doesn’t offer a long-term protection against any possible bedbug invasion and infestation.
- Bug Patrol
Bug Patrol is an all natural, safe and eco-friendly bedbug spray that is used on mattresses, carpets, furniture and fixtures and other possible hiding places of bedbugs. It contains active ingredient benzalkonium chloride (a plant extract) and crushed fossil shell dust (diatomaceous earth). This combination kills any bedbug, nymphs and eggs within seconds of contact.
Bug Patrol has a delicate cinnamon-clove scent that is pleasing to anyone who smells it. However, like Kleen Green, Bug Patrol does not offer a long-term protection from bedbugs.
- Best Yet
Among the three top bedbug products, BestYet is probably the best and most recommended all natural bedbug treatment. It also kills other parasitic pests and insects such as mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, mites and head lice. It is non-toxic and non-irritant to the skin, thus it is very safe to animals, children and even plants.
This EPA-rate product is formulated with the powerful combination of red cedar oil and melted quartz rock, which exterminates all forms of bedbugs and other insects on contact. It is extremely safe to use on all types of surfaces including carpets, wooden furniture, mattresses and fixtures. But the best thing about BestYet is that it is the only product that offers long-term protection against bedbugs.
It is undeniable that bedbugs are extremely difficult to control and eradicate. Fortunately, there are many available bedbug products that can be safely used to kill these pesky house pests. With the proper usage of these products couple with practical preventive measures, we can make our home and entire city bedbug-free.J