Bed bugs can be a real pain. They are described as a pest like no other, and can show up in homes, hotels, retail stores, and movie theaters. Today, bed bugs can spread easily from place to place; due to the increased amount of traveling that is conducted. They can be unknowingly transported from your hotel room to your house through your luggage. Bed bugs are experienced hitch hikers, and once they are introduced to a new environment they spread quickly. They are not easy to detect, but once you become aware of them in your home, it is best to try and remove them as soon as possible.
Natural Removal Methods
One of the reasons why bed bugs are such a nuisance is because most typical pest removal methods do not typically work. Poisoning a bed bug will not kill them because they feed on blood, and resist most pest control methods. Instead, if you think you are suffering from a bed bug problem, and are not looking to spend the money for an exterminator, there are natural removal techniques.
First, you should remove your mattress and bedding from your bed frame. Place all of your bedding into large plastic trash bags. This will trap and isolate all the live bugs and eggs. Then, remove the bedding and place your bedding in your dryer on high heat for 20 minutes. This will kill all the live bed bugs and eggs. You should then throw out your sheets and bedding.
Next, grab your vacuum and vacuum your bed frame, baseboards, and surrounding furniture thoroughly. Then, empty your vacuum bag into a plastic bag and throw away.
The final step in the removal of your bed bugs is to use a natural pesticide. Know as bed bug dust, or Diatomaceous earth, this product is an organic, non toxic powder made from fossilized water plants. These water plants are ground down to a fine dust and kill bed bugs. This product is popular because it can be found at most home-supply and gardening stores, and kills bed bugs by dehydrating them. Sprinkle around your infested areas to rid yourself of your bed bugs cheaply.
The best way to prevent bed bugs from entering your home is to check your luggage after you travel. This can be done by vacuuming off your luggage and other items that can’t be washed. Take your clothing and place them directly in the washer once you get home. You should wash and try your clothing on the highest settings that the fabric can withstand. Finally, pay special attention to cracks, crevices, seams, and folds in your clothing material.
When to Call for Help
If you notice that these natural methods do not solve your bed bug problem, you should consider hiring a bed bug elimination company with experience on dealing with bed bugs. Choose someone who will safely and effectively remove the bed bugs from your home.