FTC Bed Bug Lawsuit Targets Natural Remedies Part 1 Of 2

Most everyone knows by now that bed bugs are a massive problem at homes, hotels, and in many different types of businesses throughout the United States.  Due to the fact that bed bugs are hitchhikers, the bloodthirsty pests can be transported via human hosts from most any place that people frequent.

It is not surprising to learn that since the bed bug resurgence about 10 years ago, many companies have popped out of the woodwork with different types of bed bug products, all claiming to magically get rid of the pests with the littlest of ease.

Manhattan pest control professionals, with extensive expertise at fighting bed bugs, will tell you however that bed bugs are one of the most difficult pests to eradicate in all types of buildings.  Consumers often trust the claims of companies with grand promises of killing bed bugs, many times with results that are completely lackluster.

In an effort to send a message to all companies who make false claims about the effective rates of their bed bug products, the Federal Trade Commission filed deceptive advertising charges against two companies in September of 2012.  According to a report from PCT on December 28, 2012, the two companies made claims that their products contained natural ingredients that killed bed bugs.

Pest control experts throughout the United States, and consumers who have used these products, now know that claims of these natural products working at killing bed bugs are completely false.  Consumers are lured into buying these products because they are pesticide free and because they are marketed as being less expensive than using a pest control professional.  The problem is that not only do the products not work, the lack of proper treatment has caused infestations to rise and spread into other areas of a home, or into other units in multi-family structures.

Please check back on Monday for the conclusion.