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Kerosene for bedbugs

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Bedbugs often become unwanted guests in a person’s home, causing harm not only with their bites, but also as carriers of various infections. Today, treating premises against bedbugs at home remains a hot topic of discussion. There are many methods of self-disinfestation, but not all of them bring the desired result.

One such method is the use of kerosene for bedbugs. However, the effectiveness of this method is reduced due to insufficient knowledge of people about how to use it correctly and in what dosage during processing. Sometimes fighting insects can be harmful to human health, since inhalation of the vapors of this substance is possible.

A little about bedbugs

There are a variety of types of bedbugs found both indoors and in nature. They differ not only in appearance, but also in their living conditions, which complicates the fight against them. Bedbugs are able to adapt to a wide range of temperatures, which makes their control even more difficult. These insects are diverse not only in their diet - some prefer grass, others attack relatives, and still others feed on blood.

The following types of bedbugs are distinguished:

  1. Pest bugs: They live in gardens and vegetable gardens, posing a threat to future harvests. They feed on cabbage, radishes, radishes, and include many species.
  2. Bedbugs are harmless: They do not pose a threat to humans or their crops. These include the soldier soldier and the tree shield.
  3. Water bugs: They live in bodies of water, such as water striders, water scorpions, and feed on insects and sea creatures.
  4. Parasitic bugs: These include bed bugs, which can disturb a person’s sleep, sometimes comparable in harmfulness to lice.

Methods for getting rid of bedbugs with kerosene

The effectiveness of kerosene is manifested when fighting a small number of bedbugs, because they do not die on contact, but only run away from the unpleasant odor.

Bedbugs have villi on their bodies that serve as a means of respiration. Kerosene, when it gets on them, creates a film that blocks the path for oxygen inside the bug’s body, which can lead to suffocation and, consequently, the death of the insect. However, the problem is that the bedbugs may be partially covered, in which case the smell will only repel them.

When treating a room with kerosene, the following methods are recommended:

  1. Pure kerosene: Treat floors, walls, corners, and baseboards by spraying using a spray bottle.
  2. A mixture of kerosene and naphthalene: It is created from 100 g of kerosene and 5 g of naphthalene. Areas where bed bugs may be hiding, such as crevices, baseboards, and areas in the bathroom, are treated. A bright and unpleasant smell will force insects to leave their shelters. It is also recommended to wipe surfaces with mothballs monthly to ensure the removal of bedbugs.
  3. Kerosene and turpentine: A mixture of 100 g of kerosene and 200 g of turpentine, with the possible addition of naphthalene or denatured alcohol, repels bedbugs, but does not kill them.
  4. Mixture with soap, water and turpentine: Consisting of 20ml kerosene, 40g soap, 150ml hot water and 15ml turpentine, this mixture is also effective against insects, making them easier to catch and kill.

These mixtures can effectively repel bedbugs, but mainly they have a preventive effect. Professional treatment of the premises is usually more effective.

How to use kerosene correctly at home

Kerosene can be dangerous to humans, as its vapors, inhaled in large quantities, can cause poisoning. In addition, allergic reactions, dizziness, and headache may occur. Sometimes the use of kerosene leads to loss of consciousness and weakened liver function. Therefore, the use of kerosene requires compliance with certain conditions.

When using kerosene against bedbugs at home, you should adhere to the following rules:

  1. Wear long rubber gloves and a respirator to protect your respiratory tract.
  2. Open windows when carrying out pest control activities to prevent weakness and dizziness.
  3. Keep the room free of children and pets.
  4. Avoid contact of kerosene with soft surfaces such as fabrics to avoid long-term penetration of the pungent odor.
  5. If kerosene gets on your skin or mucous membranes, treat them immediately.
  6. If the product gets into the digestive system, induce vomiting, take activated charcoal (1 tablet per 10 kg of person’s weight) and seek medical help.
  7. After disinfestation, you should check the house and carry out wet cleaning after two days.

The appearance of parasites should not cause you to forget about your own health. Careful adherence to the rules will help avoid negative consequences. Perhaps it would be more effective to call specialists from the Marafet company, who will carry out disinfestation in protective suits, using non-toxic preparations.

Advantages of using kerosene against bedbugs

Among folk methods of treating premises, kerosene occupies an important place. It has an excellent effect on insects, forcing them to leave the home, and remains one of the most effective means for combating bedbugs.

Why is kerosene so popular in the fight against bedbugs? Here are some reasons:

  1. Quick action on bedbugs.
  2. Inexpensive.
  3. Easy to use.

Getting rid of bedbugs or other insects is a difficult task, which is why kerosene is so often used in this context. Treatment can be carried out quickly, easily and without significant effort, the main thing is to quickly act on clusters of parasites.

However, kerosene also has some disadvantages:

  1. Toxic and pungent odor. Not only insects can be harmed by kerosene, but also humans by inhaling caustic fumes. This substance can cause dizziness and nausea, so ensure good ventilation during pest control.
  2. Risk of fire. Kerosene is a flammable substance, so avoid possible sparks when killing insects.
  3. Impossibility of complete extermination of bedbugs. Kerosene can only repel adults, but does not affect laid eggs.

Despite these disadvantages, treating a room with kerosene helps reduce the occurrence of pests in the house, especially with regular use.


How did you deal with bedbugs before?

In ancient times, people used a variety of methods, including not only kerosene, but also aromatic herbs. The premises were sprinkled with wormwood, oil cake, lavender, bay leaves, etc. These substances repelled bedbugs, reducing their appearance in the house. Alcohol was also widely used. There were other remedies, but kerosene for bedbugs received a lot of positive reviews.

What methods of killing bedbugs at home exist?

To get rid of bedbugs, you can prepare various mixtures. You can simply spray kerosene or create a liquid based on it by adding naphthalene. Sometimes the apartment is also treated with turpentine or a soap solution to which kerosene is added.

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