Bed Bugs Boric Acid Treatment


Basics

When trying to eliminate bed bugs boric acid is not very effective and it is also not very safe. There are much better ways of getting rid of bed bugs. We'll talk about those in a little bit.

Boric acid is effective at killing some insects, such as cockroaches, termites, and fleas. Exterminators frequently use it for this purpose. Some exterminators also use it for bed bugs, but many do not, claiming that for killing bed bugs boric acid is not very effective.



Boric acid can also be very toxic, especially to young children and to pets. It can cause nausea and vomiting if breathed in. Over a period of time, it can cause kidney damage. If it comes in contact with your skin, it can cause severe irritation and inflammation. As you can see, when getting rid of bed bugs boric acid is a dangerous method.

Prevention

It can be difficult to prevent bed bugs, but preventing them can be easier than getting rid of bed bugs. Taking the following steps can help:

Treatment

Taking the steps listed above will also help eliminate bed bugs if they do occur. You will also need to use some sort of pesticide or other treatment to completely eliminate the bugs. You can purchase a do-it-yourself product or hire an exterminator. If you hire an exterminator, make sure to ask what product they use. Remember, boric acid is not effective for bed bugs even though some exterminators still use it.

To exterminate bed bugs boric acid was commonly used in the past but is not used so often now because other pesticides have been proven more effective. Pesticides containing permethrins and pyrethrins are often used today. These are safer than boric acid, but still risky. If they come in contact with your skin, they can cause redness, irritation, swelling, and itching. Long-term exposure may cause liver problems.

Using chemical pesticides to kill bugs in areas where you spend a lot of time such as your bed is not a good idea. The amount of exposure you will have to these chemicals is extremely risky.

Some pesticides will prevent a recurrence of bed bugs, at least for a certain period of time. For preventing a recurrence of bed bugs boric acid is not effective, however.

To avoid the risks of traditional commercial pesticides, more and more people are turning to natural products. These products are safer for both humans and pets.

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When To See Your Doctor

Bed bug bites do not usually require medical attention. Like mosquito bites, they will usually clear up in a few days. If you have bites that don't go away or that appear infected, see your doctor.

Feel free to write to us if you have any other questions about getting rid of bed bugs.



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