Do you get in trouble with the bed bugs? Have you seen the red rashes or blisters on your skin after getting up? Are you sick with the torture of the bedbug? Then this article would be the best solution for you!
Honestly, these are hard to remove as they can be reproduced rapidly! Even they are difficult to detect because they can hide any place with the tiny size.
You can get away from these with the help of a professional pest control company. But this is very expensive, and sometimes you can’t match your schedule with them!
Thank God there is some possible way to eliminate bedbugs which you can do yourself. You need to be patient and committed to the process.
Before you check out the best home remedies to get rid of these pesky critters, let’s check out the symptoms which are caused by bedbugs.
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Signs and Symptoms of Bedbugs
We must know the infestation of the bedbugs. Most of the time they come at night, but in a worse outbreak, they come during the daytime. Some common symptoms of the bugs are
- Itchy red rashes
- Infection may occur with scratching the itchy skin and consenting bacteria to enter the wound
- Blisters on the skin
- Dark spots or red on the mattress, bedding, and couches.
When you are sure that the bugs are in your home, then you need to take some preparation before starting the treatment
- Have to prepare the room or rooms where the bugs
- Move the items from the place which you want to treat.
- If you want to treat the rooms, then remove those items which are not infested.
- Cover with plastic the items which are not infested and dispose of the cover when the treatment is finished.
- Don’t forget to get down the paintings or wall hangings.
After doing these things, you are ready to start. Now follow the process which I give today. Trust me these are truly effective!
8 super DIY home remedies to get rid of bedbugs
Use a vacuum cleaner
Vacuuming is one of the most effective and easiest methods to remove the bedbugs. The small handheld vacuum cleaner is a common domestic appliance that you can use whenever you want. This can’t cost any money!
For eradicating the bedbugs, you need to pay extra attention while vacuuming the edge of the mattress, couch, sofa. To loosen the eggs of the bedbugs scrub with a stiff brush.
You can get the better result with the use of HEPA filter vacuum.
Hot steam is an amazing way to kill the bedbugs as they can not survive in high temperature. Scientists have explored that the bugs have quickly died when the temperature above 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
So give your home hot steam. For steaming, you can use a small handheld steam cleaner and make sure it has a strong flow of the vapor.
Use the dry steam as the wet steam can damage your soft furnishings. You can steam everywhere with dry steam and whenever you want!
Alternatively, you can use a hair dryer if you don’t have hot steam!
This one is also great to kill the bedbugs. Because the bedbugs can’t withstand at an extremely cold temperature. The temperature should be below 1degree Fahrenheit (-17°C) for 2 hours if you want to kill them.
For this method, you need a freezer. The smaller items or infested items have placed in the freezer and make sure its temperature is below 1°F.
Diatomaceous earth is great to suck up the bedbugs. It’s a powder that found from the fossil remains of the organic diatoms and fully non-toxic.
It can absorb the fat and oil of the pests and can dehydrate them to kill. Before you apply it make sure that your home gets vacuumed properly. Then sprinkle it which are the infested area.
Continue this process after 3 days in two weeks as it works slowly but can eradicate more than 90% of the bedbugs.
Neem or Indian Lilac
Yes, neem can remove the bedbugs and it doesn’t harm you as it is natural ingredients. Its an easy solution in such a short period!
You can use the Neem to kill not only the bedbug but also other pests such as mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, cockroaches, ants, flies, and more.
Apply the neem spray in affected areas and repeat it at least every ten days. It suppresses the hatching of pest insects from their eggs produce and deterrent for pests eggs to growth.
Sweet flag or calamus is a herbal remedy and contains anti-microbial properties. It can repellent the bedbugs because of its aroma.
Make a solution of calamus with water and placed into a spray bottle. Now spray on all the stuff of your home to remove these pesky critters. You have continued this solution for more than 14 days.
Essential oils are used from the ancient time to eliminate the bedbugs. While essential oils aroma is fond of us but surprisingly, these are enemy of the bedbugs. These are work as the bedbug repellent and able to kill the eggs.
To make spray solution we need 10-15 drops of lavender, peppermint, rosemary, and eucalyptus essential oils. Shake them properly to mix well and apply the solution to the affected place. Repeat this daily while the bedbugs and eggs have thoroughly vanished.
This ingredient is very popular as it has many effective properties like antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic and so many. Tea-tree oils also have antiparasitic properties which are used to kill the pests including bedbugs.
Mix 20 drops of the 100% pure tea-tree oil with water and keep into a spray bottle. Apply the spray once a week until the bedbug’s clan are gone.
- Don’t apply the insecticides or pesticides on your baby cribs.
- Don’t forget to examine the wall and mattress regularly.
- It’s a better option to use mask and gloves while you spray the insecticides or pesticides.
- Try to avoid second-hand furniture as they are prone to be infested.
- After coming back to travel, wash your cloth hot water and check your luggage properly.
Kill the bedbugs as soon as possible as their bites can cause sleeplessness, depression irritability, itching depression, anemia and other related problems.
There are so many natural ingredients which can destroy the bedbugs. If you are concern about your health, then its better go for the natural home remedies…