SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Bed bugs continue to be a nuisance is hotels, dormitories and homes across the country. Many companies are trying to capitalize on our fears.
If you do an online search for "bed bugs," hundreds of products pop up claiming to get rid of the hard-to-fight nuisance. We asked Bug Zero Pest Control how to know if they're for real.
When it comes to killing bed bugs, even pest control companies don't have all the answers.
"I'd love to have a silver bullet," said Bug Zero's Michael Woodring.
It worries him that so many products promise quick results for cheap.
"The web is just littered with all kinds of different sprays, aerosols, liquids and all kinds of stuff," said Woodring.
One product's main ingredient is peppermint oil.