Do you know what or how to kill bed bugs naturally with home remedies? I really don’t want to use a pesticide if I don’t have to.
Charlyn Townshend, Bay City, MI
I’m glad you asked about killing bed bugs naturally with home remedies. There are a few ways to get rid of bed bugs once you’re certain that’s the problem you have. You can make a homemade bed bug spray or resort to other methods, too. There are also recipes for natural bug spray for other pesky insects, as well.
First, check your sheets for stains and black dots if you’re being bitten at night. You could also find exoskeletons and even see the bugs themselves. Since these kinds of insects like to stay close to their food source, look at the seams of your mattress.
Inspect the box spring, nearby curtains, and wooden furniture. Vacuum everything very well, then throw away the vacuum bag outside your home.
Heat is the number one natural way to kill bed bugs. Neither the insects nor their eggs can survive high temperatures. Therefore, use a steam cleaner on your mattress and box spring.
Also, wash all the bedding in hot water and dry them in the dryer. If you’re still concerned, seal up your mattress in a bug-proof cover. It may take up to a year for these insects to starve to death.
After you have gotten rid of the bed bugs, you need to make sure your mattress is clean. There are several different ways to learn how to sanitize a mattress and ensure that you are sleeping on a surface that is not only free of bugs but is also free of stains.
Household items like vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and essential oils can play a big part in cleaning your mattress so that you can have a restful night’s sleep. You can make up a spray with vinegar and essential oils to repel bed bugs, as well as using it as the best way to kill spiders that may find their way inside your home and bedroom.
If you want to prevent new bed bug infestations, be sure to keep bedding from touching the floor. Place double-sided tape on the bed frame near the legs to trap them. Or make a bed bug repellent spray with the recipe in this article: https://www.tipsbulletin.com/home-remedies-to-get-rid-of-bed-bugs/
I hope your home will be bed bug-free in a jiffy.