Olive Oil?(5 posts)
Just talked to an entomologist and was told that Olive Oil will suffocate eggs(?) He said to saturate my bed frame with it (or anything else that's wood), leave it on for 4 hours and then wipe off. I asked about the glue these eggs are stuck with and he insisted Olive Oil works. Anyone find this of use?
Also, I was talking with another person who told me they had bed bugs in his unit in the army. He told me how they painted the cement walls with thick white paint and never saw them again. So, I'm thinking this could help with my furniture made of that simulated wood, (has like a layer of wood on top and the underneath of the shelf is made of something like particle board) Wouldn't either painting it or using some kind of sealant work to keep bb's from laying eggs in there?
Your post is fascinating. I hope one of this forum's experts answers it soon.
I do not have any experience using olive oil to kill eggs, but I am very skeptical. The problem with bed bug eggs is finding them usually .... If you spray the eggs directly with Steri-Fab it will kill them..... I doubt that coating your bed frame with olive oil for four hours will prove to be very useful .... Eggs located elsewhere will not be affected by the treatment..... The inside of the box springs are a common harborage, but I don't think soaking the bed spring materials in olive oil would be very practical or effective.
Here is a link to a powerpoint by Dini Miller Phd from Virginia Tech discussing the results of tests on some natural products & pesticides
Paint won't stop bed bugs from laying eggs, but it may make them more visible .... The bed bugs will still lay eggs on the painted surfaces
Popeye says that the oil aspect will kill a few simply by smothering same as any oil. But alas no spinach this Olive oil be. And quite a sticky mess as you will see.
Winston is our own Mohammed Ali.
As entos go, he floats like a parachuting bed bug
and stings like a house centipede (I.e. Only when disurbed).
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