Using kerosene to kill bed bugs is one of the more commonly suggested homemade bed bug killers. The use of kerosene to kill bed bugs dates back to before the invention of modern bed bug pesticides. People would also use gasoline and other fuels to get rid of bed bugs. Those suffering from a bed bug problem were told to rub bed frames with kerosene, or even spray kerosene on their bedding.
But is there any scientific basis to this bed bug treatment method?
Though kerosene does have properties that can kill bed bugs, simply spraying kerosene around your bed will NOT kill bed bugs. Unless there is direct contact, kerosene will not kill bed bugs.
As you can imagine, this bed bug treatment method is not effective, nor is it safe. Not only is inhaling and sleeping on kerosene-soaked bedding a bad idea, but it can also cause bed bugs to scatter, and spread the problem to additional rooms in your home.
We highly recommend that instead of attempting to treat bed bugs with kerosene or other homemade bed bug treatments, that you call a professional bed bug exterminator. Though hiring a bed bug exterminator might seem like an unnecessary expense, it will save you money in the long run. Having a team of professionals who know how to treat bed bugs properly ensures that they get rid of bed bugs with a safe bed bug killer in as few sessions as possible.
Contact Magical Pest Control; we’ll help you select an effective Toronto bed bug treatment to get rid of bed bugs in your home. Call us at (905) 738-6676 or fill out our contact form.