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Repelling bedbugs towards the bedroom?

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  1. freakedoutandbroke

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Dec 8 2009 22:15:12
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    I know there is a vast difference between pesticides and repellants (such as cedar oil sprays)... what do you think about using cedar oil to repel bugs from areas outside the bedroom, such as the coat closet, and (in theory) towards the bedroom, which has been sprayed with pesticide?

    This bug battle is like playing chess. Sheesh.

  2. freakedoutandbroke

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Tue Dec 8 2009 23:14:11
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    I see your views... but no "bites" yet, huh?

  3. bait

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Wed Dec 9 2009 0:01:02
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    We get punchy when we are desparate! If you can corral them, you are going to be a very rich person some day.

    I would doubt you can "control" them like that. They have so many options, including just waiting it out.

    BTW, a lot of pesticides - maybe most - also act as repellants. It's another reason (besides resistance) that sprays have a not-so-stellar reputation.

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Wed Dec 9 2009 0:01:03
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    How would you know that they went to the bedroom, and not elsewhere? Would EVERYWHERE else be doused in repellents? If going so far, why not treat everywhere else with pesticides?

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Wed Dec 9 2009 0:02:28
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    Good point, Soscared (told you you were smart).

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Wed Dec 9 2009 0:26:51
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    I wonder what would happen if a whole (Detached) house were to be doused in repellents. WOuld the little buggers' head explode?

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    Posted 9 years ago
    Sun Dec 13 2009 1:42:52
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    Ugh.... not sure what to do. Ended up cedar oil spraying dog, leather motorcycle jackets, and coat closet/walk in closet.

  8. mrxxx

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Jul 30 2017 3:21:03
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    I treat the entire house with bed bug killer spray including bed mattress .
    Also use neem oil & extra strength cleaning vinegar on bed sheets,
    No more bites . but this has been a 15 month battle.
    Finally winning at great expense.


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