When you find bed bugs in your home, there’s a moment of panic. What do you do?! Is there a way to fix the problem on your own? In this panic, you might reach for a can of pest spray and begin spraying the chemicals everywhere you’ve seen the foul little bugs. Before long, there’s sticky pest spray on your furniture and your entire home smells of chemicals. And after all that, the bed bugs are still running around! So when you see a product that’s labeled safe for people and pets, containing essential oils and other simple ingredients rather than hard-to-pronounce chemicals, it might seem like the obvious choice, which is why Zevo has gained so much popularity over the past few years. But will it eliminate the bed bugs roaming around your home?
What is Zevo, and What’s In It?
Zevo is essentially a more “natural” alternative to traditional pest control. Their two main selling points are that it is made with essential oils and “familiar ingredients” rather than chemicals, as well as the fact that the products “target nerve receptors vital to insects, not humans”. They have multiple lines of products for different types of insects- flying, stinging, and crawling insects, to be specific. They also sell bundles of pest control products in case someone has multiple types of insects in their home. Zevo comes in different forms, mainly sprays and insect traps.
Does Zevo Kill Bed Bugs?
It is true that Zevo may be effective against bed bugs. Plenty of reviews claim that Zevo has helped homeowners eliminate the unpleasant bugs. However, the unfortunate thing about Zevo, and about many other pest control products and sprays, is that it must be applied directly to the bug in order to target those nerve receptors they talk about on their site. Bed bugs are great hiders, so in order to use Zevo to eliminate the bed bugs, you’d have to go through your entire house with a fine-tooth comb. You would have to look in every single crack and crevice, flip and inspect every cushion, and even go through every item of clothing in your dresser (yes, bed bugs can hide in clothing). This is a lot of effort to put in for the average homeowner, and due to simple human error, it’s likely that you’ll miss a few bugs along the way, and then you’re back to square one.
Is There a Better Way That’s Just as Safe?
Zevo might work well for small areas infested with bed bugs- for example, if you bring home a chair, discover bed bugs on it, spray it with Zevo, and leave it in the garage for a few days, that might work just fine. However, if your whole home is infested, it’s time to think about a different tactic. Heat treatments are generally more effective at killing bed bugs on a large scale than pest control products are. This is because unlike sprays, heat doesn’t need to be directly applied to a bed bug. Instead, it permeates a space and bed bugs cannot hide from it.
Do You Need Help With Bed Bugs?
If you think you have bed bugs or are interested in a home heat sanitation treatment, contact Bed Bug Barbeque, LLC in Lakewood, Ohio! We use heat treatment to eradicate bed bugs and we offer entire home sanitation heat treatments. This safe, effective treatment is completed in less than 12 hours, and Bed Bug Barbeque, LLC offers a 60-day warranty for you to verify for yourself that your bed bugs are fully eradicated. Contact Bed Bug Barbeque, LLC today for a FREE quote at (216) 221-1227 or through our website, and check out our other bed bug informational resources on identification, prevention, and eradication.