Home Bed Bug Killer Remedies

While bed bugs can be traditionally eradicated using high heat or steam or simply by spraying rubbing alcohol, there are actually homemade remedies for bed bug killers that one can undertake to end infestation once and for all.

Diatomeceous Earth – an insecticide that is non-toxic and environmentally friendly. It is made from the fossilized remains of hard-shelled algae that contain razor sharp particles that attacks the waxy cuticle covering the bed bugs’ exoskeleton and causes them to die on contact. Simply apply the diatomaceous earth along the base of mattress boards and rub it in carpets to prevent the bed bugs from multiplying.

Extreme High Heat – like humans, bed bugs and their eggs cannot survive extreme heat conditions. Washing all clothing and bed linens at a temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit will bring death to the bugs. If one is to use a bed bug steamer, the heat from the nozzle should be at around 200 degrees Fahrenheit to kill even the bugs hidden in the pores of the mattress, linen or clothing. This is one of the most basic homemade remedies for bed bug killers.

Home Remedies Bed Bug KillerMattress Encasement – If one desires a non-chemical method for eradicating bed bugs, encasing or wrapping the mattress in a sturdy material will keep the bed bugs from entering or escaping. This should also be done with the pillows and blankets especially if one is getting bitten on a regular basis.

To do a successful mattress encasement, isolate the bed from the wall to prevent the bed bugs crawling from the wall to the bed. Apply double-sided duct tape around the legs of the bed to prevent the bed bugs from climbing up to the bed and don’t let any article of clothing hang from the bed and touch the floor.

For other more effective homemade remedies for bed bug killers one would need the following: Airtight plastic storage containers, vacuum cleaner, freezer, plastic mattress covers, laundry detergent and white vinegar. First look for signs of bug infestations, bed bugs like dry, dark places.

Insect droppings, drops of blood on the beds and multiple bites are often the biggest signs of an infestation. Wash blankets, pillow cases, bed sheets and rugs in 1 cup laundry detergent and 2 cups white vinegar. Rinse these items well and then leave it to dry at high heat for a couple of hours to eliminate the bed bugs along with their eggs.

One can also place contaminated sheets, blankets and pillow cases in re-sealable plastic bags to be placed in a freezer at least 2 days to kill bed bugs and the eggs. While it is almost impossible to kill bugs without pesticide, refrain from spraying pesticide on things such as your mattresses and sheets as this could potentially cause severe allergic reactions. And lastly, vacuum the seams of your mattresses along with your upholstered furniture if you have any.

Make sure that you get the drapery too as the seams of these materials are favourite hiding places of bed bugs. Removing a bed bug infestation may be a hard and daunting task but with easy and convenient home remedies available, a re-infestation just may soon be a thing of the past.

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