Are bed bugs attracted to Lysol?

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asked May 27, 2023 in laundry/Cleaning by Nirvvanna (620 points)
Are bed bugs attracted to Lysol?

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answered May 27, 2023 by BeckyBee (17,930 points)
Bed bugs are not attracted to Lysol although spraying Lysol directly on bed bugs can kill them as well as other insects.

Lysol can kill bed bugs when sprayed directly on the insects.

The chemicals within the product would irritate the bed bugs and cause them to suffocate.

Lysol can also kill eggs, but they must also be doused in spray for it to work.

Bed bugs are not attracted to light and they actually prefer to come out in darkness.

However sometimes bed bugs will still come out in the light as well but most often they are not out until it's dark.

All bugs are attracted to light because it's a way to escape from predators.

Like a moth to a flame, er, lamp, insects are also drawn to bright lights because they confuse the animals' navigational systems.

It's a familiar sight, especially in the summertime: moths and other insects gathered around lights like lamps.

Often, creatures entranced in such a glow get eaten by predators or overheat

Bugs that light attracts are gnats, moths, flies, mosquitoes, grasshoppers, beetles, German cockroaches, brownbanded cockroaches, American cockroaches and Turkestan cockroaches.

Most bugs are attracted to light and will seek the light.

LED lights do attract bugs.

However since LED lights don't put out UV light or as much heat as regular light bulbs the LED bulbs don't attract bugs as much as the regular light bulbs do.

LEDs are not as warm as other light bulbs, so they're actually less likely to be attracting insects and spiders.

If you've noticed the presence of insects near your strip lights, take some time to clean the area and use repelling products like citrus and cedar-scented sprays.

The theory for why insects are attracted to light is that, in the wild, light signals an escape from potential danger for insects.

When an insect sees light, it can tell them that a path is not blocked by a predator or obstacles.

Yellowish, pinkish, or orange (sodium vapor, halogen, dichroic yellow) are the least attractive to most insects.

When white incandescent bulbs were all that was available, the advice was to change them to yellow incandescent bug bulbs.

LED bulbs are less attractive to bugs because they produce low heat and long wavelengths of light.

Moreover, they produce little or no ultraviolet radiation.

It makes them perfect for outdoor lights for events and around the home.

The best option is going to be a yellow compact fluorescent light (CFL).

Yellow is the point where the wavelengths start getting longer. CFLs offer the best energy efficiency and emit less heat.

Other yellow-tinted light bulb options that go unnoticed by insects include sodium vapor and halogen bulbs.

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