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Bed bugs are a common problem for homeowners and renters alike. These tiny, blood-sucking insects can cause itchy, painful bites and can be difficult to get rid of once they’ve infested a home. While there are many ways to kill bed bugs, including pesticides and heat treatments, one of the most natural solutions is to let their predators do the work for you. In this article, we’ll explore the different Bed Bugs Predators and how you can use them to control infestations in your home.
Once you know that your home and your workplace are under bed bug attack and you are suffering from their vicious bites. You start planning how to take revenge on these sticky and stubborn pests. Now you might be wondering if they have any natural predators or enemies. The good news is they do have natural predators and enemies.
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The Most Effective Bed Bug Predators
Several animals are known to eat bed bugs, but not all of them are equally effective. Here are the most effective bed bug predators:
You might don’t like to have cockroaches in your house. I used to hate them until I came to know that there are a few species of cockroaches that are enemies and they are natural predators of bed bugs. They love to eat them, few types of cockroaches like American cockroaches Oriental and German cockroaches are very effective in eating bed bugs. So cockroaches can help you in eliminating bed bugs from your house.
Cockroaches come from a species of opportunistic eaters and they will harm you and bite you only when they are short of food. But they certainly don’t love to eat you. A cockroach bite can also be bad as it can be infectious and their penetration of your food and other stuff in the kitchen is also very irritating. They don’t bother contaminating our surfaces and food but still, they can eat bed bugs. I think I can consider them in my house now. (But not for more than a while).
These bugs are known by several names you might have heard about cone-nosed bugs Assassin bugs or kissing bugs. These all names are counted for this one deadly insect which is the vampire bug. These bugs also like to eat bed bugs but believe me you will prefer having bed bugs in your house instead of having these nasty insects in your house. These bugs are very dangerous to have in your home as they bite you at night and they bite you on the face. Their bite is very deadly as it can cause different medical problems and even can transmit parasites. so I don’t think that you will prefer bed bugs over them. Instead of problems they can cause you.
Spiders are famous for trapping insects and they do the same thing with bed bugs. Spiders also live in the areas where the bed bugs do. So they can make their traps over there and will help you to get rid of bed bugs. Their webs might look messy but when you know that these traps are going to help you get rid of your bed bug issue. I don’t think it is much worse in them. Another good thing about spiders as masked bed bug hunters is that they are less harmful to humans. Don’t bite humans often and don’t cause many diseases.
Masked Bed Bug Hunter
This creepy bug belongs to the assassin bug family, it’s so good at bed bug killing that it is often referred to as a bed bug hunter. This name motivated me and raised my hopes high. But the danger is it can bite humans when they are afraid and threatened. And when I researched I came to know that their bite is highly painful and can be troublesome for humans. I quit the idea of bringing them in to kill my bed bugs.
Now, this can be an interesting option to eliminate bed bugs. The reason why they can help you with bed bugs is that they eat bed bugs quite readily. When it comes to looks they look quite scary moving around all together with their 30 legs. But these common centipedes or house bugs are quite effective in killing bed bugs. But the issue with centipedes is that they naturally don’t occur in that much quantity within your premises that you can get rid of them all.
And how to get so many of them that you can get rid of bed bugs completely. A few places are available from where you can order them but still, it’s tacky to have them in abundance. Moreover, they can also bite when they get angry.
Lizards also love to dine on insects and it’s their primary food source. So if the bed bugs get a meal of bed bugs they truly find it delicious. But when you want to eliminate the bed bugs you need a full gang of lizards to kill the fuss. Lizards are not very dangerous for human existence but they look awful.
But lizards and especially house lizards are not found in those areas which don’t have feasible living conditions for them. Moreover, who would like to spend their money on buying a bunch of lizards? But for getting rid of many unwanted pests you can certainly consider the opportunity.
Ladybugs are also known to help kill bed bugs. But there is no clear evidence that ladybugs help kill bedbugs. Allowing them on the premises doesn’t offend much but if they don’t kill bed bugs you will have an abundance of both ladybugs and bed bugs. But a positive option in availing the option of ladybugs is they are quite cute and if they kill the bed bugs that will be a jackpot. As they don’t like to stay indoors in warmer seasons and they shift and leave indoor places by themselves.
The existence of bed bug predators or enemies is a sign of hope and positivity that bed bugs are not completely invincible. That they can be killed but at the same time availing of the option can be dangerous. When you enter the bed bug enemies in your indoor premises to repel bed bugs you might get stuck with another problem than one. Cockroaches are also very irritating and a problem for you when they get civilized in your house.
How to Use Bed Bug Predators
If you’re dealing with a bed bug infestation, using predators to control the problem can be a natural and effective solution. Here are some tips on how to use bed bug predators:
- Identify the predators in your area – Depending on where you live, you may have different types of predators that can eat bed bugs. Do some research to find out which predators are common in your area.
- Create a welcoming environment – To attract predators to your home, you need to create a welcoming environment. This means keeping your home clean and tidy and minimizing clutter.
- Provide food and shelter – If you want predators to stick around, you need to provide them with food and shelter. This means leaving out small dishes of water for spiders and planting insect-attracting flowers for birds.
- Use predators in conjunction with other treatments – While predators can be an effective way to control bed bugs, they should be used in conjunction with other treatments like heat treatments and pesticides.
Most aunts love eating different delicious foods which include human leftovers and many things. They also don’t mind eating bed bugs. Yes, I am talking about Pharaoh Ants these are the particular type of ants that love to have bed bugs as their lunch. Pharaoh ants eat bed bugs more commonly than other aunt types.
These ants are found in our homes and workplaces that’s why they are also called indoor pests. They look a bit different from common black ants; they have a light yellow and brownish color. Which much looks like the bedbugs. Like bed bugs, these ants also reproduce very quickly.
So if they are in your house they will develop multiple colonies and will help to eliminate the bed bugs. You may not like their abundance too, but I suggest that these are a better option than having bed bugs. Because it is easier to get rid of them but not bed bugs, you’ll have to keep your food and edibles safe from them but handling them is possible.
Bed bugs are a common problem that can be difficult to get rid of. While there are many methods for killing bed bugs, using their natural predators is one of the most effective and natural solutions. By creating a welcoming environment for spiders, ants, cockroaches, and birds, you can encourage these predators to help control your bed bug infestation. Remember to always use predators in conjunction with other treatments and seek the advice of a pest control professional for the best results. With a little patience and perseverance, you can get rid of bed bugs and reclaim your home.[/su_note]
Can pets be used as bed bug predators?
While some pets, such as cats and dogs, may eat bed bugs, they are not effective predators because they are not able to access the places where bed bugs hide.
Are bed bug predators safe to use?
Yes, bed bug predators are safe to use as they are natural and non-toxic. However, you should always take care when introducing any new animal to your home.
Can I use predators to get rid of a bed bug infestation on my own?
While predators can be an effective way to control bed bugs, it is best to use them in conjunction with other treatments and to seek the advice of a pest control professional.
“Goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.”