Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
When people find out they have a bed bug problem in their home, they understandably scramble to every Googled remedy they can find to get rid of the things. Neem oil is one of those natural products that can help with bed bugs, but how effective is it? Here is a look at some pros and cons to help you understand why professional bed bug control may be a better option:
Pro: Neem oil is a natural product and easy to find.
One of the draws of using something like neem oil to get rid of bed bugs is the fact that it is a natural product and it is super easy to find. You can pick up neem oil at most health food or natural remedy stores. Of course, you do also have to be careful that you buy only legitimate neem oil if you want a product that has any effect on the bugs at all. There are a lot of low-quality products on the market
Con: The effects of neem oil have a limited time frame.
Even though neem oil can be an effective bed bug deterrent, the effects of the oil do not last forever. In fact, the effects usually last about as long as the odor hangs around, which isn't all that long. To make matters worse, neem oil often only sends bed bugs off to hide out somewhere where the oil is not, so they can come back, hungry, and in droves as soon as the oil wears away.
Pro: Neem oil can be safely applied to most surfaces.
Neem oil can be applied to just about any surface without causing it any damage. Wood furniture, bed frames, flooring, and even carpet can accept neem oil application and be just fine. It is best to avoid putting neem oil directly on your mattress or on carpeted floors or bedding. The odor can get trapped in the fibers and not be so pleasant to have to contend with for the long term.
Con: The oil can have a really bad odor.
One of the biggest downfalls of neem oil is the fact that it can have a really bad odor. Some people claim neem oil smells somewhat garlicky and pungent with hints of pine nuts or tree nut aromas. That may not sound so bad, but if you are distributing the oil in high concentrations all over the house because whole-house treatment is the only effective way to fight the bed bugs, the smell can get overwhelming very quickly.