In fact, getting too enthusiastic with rubbing alcohol or any other highly repellent substance will drive the bugs off on the infested piece of furniture, spreading the infestation around the room or into other parts of the house. This makes it harder for an exterminator to pinpoint and eliminate the infestation.
-- Do so called "pest repellers" work? --Summary: Various devices on the market claim to repel bugs and/or rodents with ultrasonic or electronic (electro-magnetic) energy. These devices have, however, not been thoroughly tested and in fact have failed to do what they claim to do in the few scientific trials that have been done.
Bed bugs are very tough and the more clutter there is, the easier it is for bed bugs to hide away from the treatment. Sanitation efforts on the part of the resident may need to be extreme to get
The majority of readers agree that vinegar isn't as powerful as Hot Shot (which I've reviewed), Bed Bug Bully, or JT Eaton, but it's an effective, albeit slow way, of killing bed bugs over time. If you are waiting for a pest-control professional to come treat your home or for bug spray to arrive in the mail, vinegar will buy you some time.
Several studies have found this natural bug repellent as effective as DEET in repelling mosquitoes. It may also work well against ticks. Oil of lemon eucalyptus may be poisonous if ingested in high
Combination of a fan and an ultrasonic bug repellent. According to scientific research, when using an air conditioner and an ultrasonic bug repellent simultaneously, more flying insects are repelled and killed. Easy-to-use and safe. Does not require using chemicals. It is intended for using indoors only and for flying insects only.