This season they are even more aggressive and stronger.
Bed bugs are nasty bugs; they’ll bite your skin, bring anxiety to you and your kids, skin and their skins shells and fecal matter.
The bugs have increased in the past 50 years and most states are reporting phenomenal numbers.
Reviews: 7 Best Bed Bug Spray in 2019
1. Bedlam Plus Bed Bug Spray for professionals – Our Top Pick
Bedlam Plus is produced by MGK for control of the pyrethroid-resistant strains of bed bugs that are growing day by day. I rank Bedlam Plus as the best bed bug spray combining 3 key ingredients; 3-phenoxybenzyl, Imidacloprid, and 2-dimethyl-3, which knocks down the bed bugs immediately and has a residue effect of about 2 weeks.
While Bedlam Plus is uniquely designed for controlling bed bugs, it’ll also kill lice, carpet beetles, fleas, clothes moths, dust mites, and ticks. You can apply it on wood, mattresses, headboard, box spring, bed frame, and carpet.
While it won’t stain the water-safe fabrics, you’ll need to test a small area to avoid leaving a mess. It has a sweet but mild smell that won’t be too irritating. The included straw applicator will ensure that you reach even the deepest of spaces, cracks, and crevices.
The active ingredients will kill all the bed bug stages including the baby bed bugs, eggs, and larvae. You’ll need to keenly follow the product label instructions for effective and safe roach control. For example, don’t apply the spray on areas where you or your kids wound touch with their skins.
Related: Mattress encasements for bed bugs.
2. Ortho Home Defense Dual-Action Bed Bug Killer Spray – Runner-Up
Next up is the Ortho Home Defense that will in addition to killing bed bugs on contact, also helps create a bug-free perimeter for around one year. Also, it kills over 130 crawling insects including centipedes, spider mites, spiders, ticks, fleas, and crickets.
The main active ingredients are 0.0125% Zeta-Cypermethrin and 0.05% Bifenthrin that’ll damage the bed bug’s nervous system. Like the Bedlam Plus reviewed above, this bed bug spray is quick-acting, non-staining (for fabrics that are water safe), and odor free.
Spraying the insecticide on door trims, windows, and baseboard ensures that you create a barrier/ protective wall against attack from insects against bed bugs for about 2 months. In addition, you can apply on porches, patios, driveways, and sidewalks.
Ortho Home Defense will be toxic to grazing animals and bees, which implies that you must not spray on yards or areas where if animals will forage. The spray is easy to apply as activating the aerosol will easily kill the adult bed bugs and their babies.
For household usage, Ortho Home Defense is labeled safe for both pets and kids. Further, being a contact killing roach solution, you can spray into hidden places such as home perimeters, under electric appliances and in the basement.
Proof 100% Effective is a popular plant-based roach spray (killer) that’s both effective and high-quality – hail the great and safe alternative for the chemical-based bed bug killers. It’s known to be both eco-friendly and kills through contact, which is equally good for indoor bed bug control.
The active ingredient in Proof 100% Effective is Cold-Pressed Neem Oil (5.5%), which will repel the bed bugs but won’t be great in disrupting the bug’s lifecycle. However, this also qualifies as one of its disadvantages since the bed bugs might dig deeper into their hiding places after being repelled by the spray.
Since it’s a neem-based bed bug spray, this solution is safe for both your kids and pets. This is because the spray does not contact insecticide chemical such as pyrethroids. Despite being at low levels, the Azadirachtin from the neem oil will disrupt the hormones of the bed bugs and hence their mating and reproduction patterns.
According to the report, natural oils may not have a long residue effect. However, Proof 100% Effective has a residue effect of about 3 weeks when they’ll continue killing the bed bugs in your house. Notably, the Cold-Pressed Neem Oil behaves like hormones that will hinder the bed bug’s real hormones from functioning normally, which would eventually kill the bugs.
FenvaStar EcoCap targets many bugs with its vegetable-based oils with the active ingredient being Esfenvalerate (3.5%) also described as a pyrethroid. The pyrethroid has a long residue effect to kill bed bugs and other insects such as Silverfish, Cockroaches, Spiders, fire ants, and fleas.
Despite that FenvaStar EcoCap doesn’t have a quick knockdown effect, the roach spray utilizes the microencapsulation method in poisoning the bed bugs.
However, it’s required that you have a pump sprayer to reach the roaches in the crevices and cracks. You can use the FenvaStar EcoCap for indoor bed bug treatment, partially for areas such as food cabinets, beneath electrical appliances and under carpets.
Can be used for outdoor treatment including ornamental, turf, structural, and livestock houses. However, don’t spray more than once in 2 weeks as it could lead to poisoning.