I’m a naturalist. I’ve always gotten rid of fleas with my dog naturally. I eliminate cockroaches naturally. I live in Florida and have even gotten rid of ants naturally.
The bed bug problem was one of the first times in years that I hesitantly chose to bring chemicals into my household, because I didn’t feel there was another alternative. I bought a gallon of a favorite and recommended chemical that was said to kill bed bugs. I sprayed faithfully for several weeks in a row. The process was highly toxic and yet I was still getting bitten. My story isn’t uncommon. Many people have claimed to have had a similar experience with chemicals and them not working on bed bugs.The common consensus seems to be that if you spray it directly on them or they encounter it when it’s wet, then it generally works.
The bed bugs were still winning. I had little luck against the bed bugs with the store purchased rather expensive chemicals and was forced to go back to the drawing board. That’s when I stumbled onto a simple fix that worked rather well against them. It minimized them rather quickly and quickly eliminated the problem.