Are Bed Bug Traps Effective?

Noticing bed bug activity in your home? These troublesome pests feed on your blood, and they’re unfortunately very difficult to eradicate. Some homeowners rush out to their nearest big-box store to purchase bed bug control devices, like bed bug traps, but are they effective? Read on to learn about bed bug traps and how to remove a bed bug infestation once and for all.

There Are Two Types of Bed Bug Traps

A bed bug infestation is every Florida homeowner’s worst nightmare, and it can be tempting to treat the problem on your own. While you may think you’re saving time and money, you’re just giving these nuisance pests more time to reproduce and for the infestation to grow. Some homeowners turn to bed bug traps they can find at their nearest big-box store to deal with bed bugs. These traps come in two varieties:

  • Passive Traps. A passive trap is designed to sit right on the ground or next to the furniture that bed bugs tend to crawl on. Some thrifty DIYers have made their own traps using duct tape or petroleum jelly.
  • Active Traps. Active traps attract bed bugs with a small amount of heat and carbon dioxide, which mimics the natural human body temperature and exhalation. Once the bugs crawl into the trap, they can’t escape. While active traps do tend to cost more than passive traps, they’re often more effective at drawing out bugs from their hiding spots. It’s important to note, though, that not all active traps are created equal, and some may not work at all.

Do Bed Bug Traps Work?

The truth is, most bed bug traps are ineffective. Passive traps very rarely work since they require the bugs to make a pit stop from their living space to the space where they feed. Live traps work for only the mildest bed bug infestations—and most homeowners don’t spot these sneaky pests until a major infestation has developed. These traps fail to capture adult bed bugs, and they can’t collect the eggs at all.

The Solution for Bed Bugs

DIY bed bug control methods rarely work. Instead, it’s better to save time, money, and hassle—and your sanity—by calling the bed bug control experts at Service Choice to get your home bed bug-free in no time.

Our liquid bed bug treatments work on bed bug hot spots, including the often-neglected ceilings, cracks and crevices, headboards, under mattresses, and baseboards. For added protection, we also sell quality mattress encasements and bed bug monitors- making sure that any bed bugs that may still be lurking around will not stand a chance. And with our two complimentary 7-day follow-ups after treatment, you can rest assured that we’ve got your back in case any bed bugs may have survived. A good night’s sleep should be free from bed bugs, and we’re happy to make it possible!

Don’t Live With Bed Bugs—Call Service Choice Today!

Are bed bugs keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep? Don’t rely on DIY solutions that don’t work. Call the bed bug experts at Service Choice of Oakland Park today at (954) 568-9955 to schedule your free bed bug evaluation. Take the first step to eradicate these nuisance pests from your home for good!