6 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Bed Bugs at Home in One Day

Bed bug problems should be dealt with as soon as they are spotted. Here are six natural remedies you can use to get rid of bed bugs quickly.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed Bug Interceptors

1. Use Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth
This natural powder works wonder. Buy some food-grade diatomaceous earth and sprinkle a thin layer of it on areas where the bed bugs are likely to hide. Diatomaceous earth has microscopic edges that will kill bed bugs by piercing their bodies.

2. Vacuum with a HEPA cleaner
Give your home a nice, clean sweep with a HEPA vacuum cleaner. Be sure to also use vacuum attachments to clean hard-to-reach areas. You could also use a steamer to kill the bed bug eggs.

3. Seal with a Mattress Cover
Seal your mattress with a mattress cover. The bed bugs living in the mattress will eventually die. Treat your mattress first before it is encased.

Bed Bug Ovens

4. Wash & Dry on High Heat
Bed bugs and their eggs will die from high heat. Wash all your clothes and bedding items. You could also put infested items in the dryer for half an hour to kill the bed bugs.

5. Install Bed Bug Interceptors
Prevent bed bugs from climbing up the bed by installing bed bug interceptors on each leg of the bed. These interceptors can also be used for other household furniture.

6. Get a Bed Bug Oven
These devices are expensive but can be worthy investments if you deal with bed bug infestations on a regular basis. Place the infested items in the treatment chamber then let the oven work its magic. The temperature inside the oven will range from 120 F and 155 F, which is enough to kill the bed bugs.

Note on Tea Tree Oil
Some people may suggest using tea tree oil to eradicate bed bugs. Unfortunately, this home remedy is a tiny bit of a myth because the bed bugs would only be killed if they come in direct contact with undiluted tea tree oil.

We don’t recommend using undiluted tea tree oil because it can be harmful. If you want to give this essential oil a try then be sure to dilute it first by using a ratio of twenty tea tree oil drops to about eight ounces of water.

if you are dealing with a serious bed bug problem then we highly recommend calling the professionals. These home remedies may only be effective for small bed bug infestations.

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Last Modified on February 4, 2018 -