How to kill bed bugs: You don’t need a fancy bed bug killer to kill the pests, a scientist has revealed.
Dr Paul Aydelotte from the University of Western Sydney’s School of Agricultural and Biological Sciences says bed bugs are not the enemy, but their natural enemies.
“They are a lot more important in a community because they are able to get into people’s homes,” Dr Aydell said.
“When people have an infestation they can’t leave the house for long periods of time, so that’s why people want to avoid areas where there are bed bugs.”
So people can’t get rid and they have to try and remove the bed bugs by hand, with a vacuum cleaner or other devices.
“Dr Aydelle said bed bugs can cause skin lesions and cause skin irritation, but the main problem was that people often didn’t understand what they were doing.”
Bed bugs don’t have a skin treatment, so if you don’t treat it, you’re essentially exposing yourself to bed bugs,” he said.
Dr Aynell said he had worked on the topic of how to get bed bugs out of homes for more than 10 years and he knew of no other methods than using bed bug repellents and bed bug traps.”
You can put a bed bug trap in your home, it’ll attract bed bugs, it’s an easy way to get out,” Dr Anell said “There’s a lot of people who are trying to put a trap in their house that doesn’t work.
It’s a bit like trying to trap a snake in your house and not killing the snake.
“Dr Anell, who has written a book about the subject, said he was “disappointed” that people were not using these measures.”
There are lots of things that we’ve done and I’ve been using a lot and we’ve been successful,” he explained.”
We’ve done a lot with the bedbug traps and a lot we’re not doing.
“We’re really disappointed with that.”
Dr Paul Anell is a professor of entomology at the University Of Western Sydney and an expert on bed bugs in Australia.
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