Treat Bed Bugs Infestations with Safe Home Remedies

The holidays are quickly approaching, and for many it is a busy time of year.  It is easy to get caught up in the hustle of shopping and visiting with loved ones. An infestation of bed bugs has thrown a wrench into your plans of entertaining at home. To ensure a safe and comfortable environment, take basic precautions to safely fumigate and enjoy the holiday festivities.

Safety is the priority when using dangerous chemicals, equipment, and products in your home to treat bug infestations. Some products are harmful if not properly monitored or applied. Bed bugs are a burden and the irritation can heighten emotions, causing some people act erratically and choose unsafe solutions to rid their homes of pests.

In recent news, a 13-year old boy set his family’s home ablaze attempting to kill a bed bug last week, while burning down a substantial amount of a Cincinnati apartment building. Responders on the scene claim that the boys’ intentions were not maligned; he merely wanted to kill the bed bug with alcohol and matches. 

The fire caused $300,000 in damages, spreading out of control; it destroyed the boy’s family unit and wreaked havoc on two neighboring dwellings. One sure way to avoid such catastrophes is to attack the bed bug infestation by treating it properly. EcoRaider Bed Bug spray is a non-chemical pesticide that is tried and tested to work efficiently and safely.

EcoRaider is self-applicable and easy to use. It is friendly towards sensitive skin and furniture. EcoRaider’s ingredients comply with FDA GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) standard. The Cincinnati teen is far from the only person engaging in unsafe behavior. Whether it’s legal or illegal, news stories have reported about all aged people carrying out some risky do-it-yourself bed bug home treatments.

In 2013, CBS news reported that four firefighters were injured by a fire in Woodbury, New Jersey. The homeowner was attempting to kill a bed bug infestation by using a space heater, a hairdryer, and a home heater. In these situations, space heaters and fireplaces are often the culprits of house fires.

Locating and employing a professional who is specialized in bed bug treatment is a way to ensure safety. However, if you are working on a limited budget, you can use a green product like EcoRaider or recommend EcoRaider to your pest control contractor.

EcoRaider Bed Bug treatment has a proven track record for safety and success. The spray comes from all-natural ingredients extracted from plants, it is non-toxic and dissipates fast and allows the entire family to stay in the home during treatment without comprising their health. The Journal of Economic Entomology, 2015, states that EcoRaider is the only natural product that kills bed bugs on contact with 100% efficacy. Journal

There is a debate about the effectiveness of foggers for bed bug treatment. They can’t reach the cracks and crevices, the common places bed bugs hide, to kill them. Also, they are primarily contact killers, so any residual effect is minimal or nonexistent. Be cautious when using foggers, they can easily cause an accident if left unsupervised or improperly implemented.

According to, a tenant caused an explosion in his New York City apartment in 2013. The man applied some over-the-counter aerosol foggers but failed to follow the instructions. He did not turn off all open flames in the kitchen before setting the bug bomb off, fires and explosions are uncommon but do happen.  A good way to avoid these hazards is to not use any unregistered gases like carbon dioxide, helium, propane, rubbing alcohol, to fumigate bed bugs.

Being safe is simple. Remember to read all pertinent information about the pesticide or device located on the label. Follow directions carefully, instructions will show where and how to treat. If you are unsure about the compatibility of chemical agents with your home, reach out to a professional to answer any questions.  

The key to safety in any bug treatment is that you refrain from acting out of haste or urgency. It is vital to keep a level head and be thorough in your approach. Home remedies can sometimes be cheaper, but you pay a higher price out of pocket and more importantly, should an accident happen, with your livelihood. It is wise to refrain from using any unhealthy shortcuts. EcoRaider is the safe solution.