A large proportion of the treatments we do are for people who have already used over-the-counter bed bug sprays. Our advice on this is simple: DON’T. Manufacturers can get away with saying their products kill bed bugs because if you are ‘lucky’ enough to catch a bed bug in the open and spray it, you might well kill it. The problem is that for every bed bug you can see there will be many more that you can’t.
Mostly, what you do when you use these DIY sprays is leave behind a very weak residue. Rather than kill bed bugs all this does is ittitate them, encouraging them to spread out around your property. So in trying to save money by dealing with the problem yourself you are actually more likely to make the problem worse.
If you think you have a problem, it could well be much cheaper calling us first.