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What Scent Keeps Bed Bugs Away?

Essential OilsBedbugs are difficult to handle because they hide exceptionally well. Plus, they reproduce swiftly. When these pests invade your home, it is wise to hire an exterminator to fix the problem. Alternatively, you’ll want to take steps to keep these pests out of your home. You have likely heard that certain scents can keep pests away from your home. It works well for specific pests so you’re likely wondering whether it’ll work for bedbugs. Are there scents that can prevent bedbugs from approaching your home? Ultimately, there is no definite solution here. Some pests can impact bedbugs, but it is not a good idea to rely on the scents. Baby bedbugs release pheromones to keep adult male bedbugs away from them. The scent is effective for deterring male bedbugs and preventing them from mating with the baby bedbugs. It works exceptionally well for male bedbugs, but it doesn’t stop female bedbugs. When purchasing bedbug deterrents, you’ll likely find that they contain these pheromones. The US Department of Agriculture attempted to study the effectiveness of essential oils for keeping bedbugs away. The results of the study were interesting. Certain essential oils had an impact on the bedbugs, but it wasn’t enough to keep them away. With that being said, it is not a good idea to rely on these scents.

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