-Before talking about Home remedies to get rid of bed bugs permanently and how it works we must know who is our enemy to fight.
-Bed bugs are tiny brown-reddish parasites that feed on the blood of human exposed skin and animals during sleeping, especially at night and early morning causing allergic reactions from irritation; red rash; to blisters.
-Bed bugs breed and make their colonies very fast where their eggs could not be seen with the naked eye.
-Bed bugs live around their victims' beds in any cracks of wood or walls.
-And now, let's know how we could use Home remedies to get rid of bed bugs permanently.
11 Available Home remedies to get rid of bed bugs permanently:
-For achieving a good result using home remedies to get rid of bed bugs permanently please start with vacuuming every single item in your home including furniture; carpets, curtains, and sofas' corners, make sure to include inaccessible areas.
2-Tea tree oil:
-Tea tree oil is an essential oil found naturally which is very strong in firing bed bugs away.
-It is one of the strong components of chemically manufactured bedbug sterilizers.
-Tea tree oil spray acts by suffocating bed bugs as they have tubes on their outer shell exchanging air throw.
-However, tea tree oil spray works only on pests in direct contact with it but doesn't affect unhatched eggs.
-Bed bugs hid around the house until the tea tree oil evaporated.
3-Extreme heat or extreme cold:
-Washing machine and freezer are the heroes of this mission.
-Wash bedsheets; towels; soft items and clothes in very hot water(80c°) as bed bugs will be killed immediately.
-Put a non-washable item in a box in a freezer for 24 hours at least, shake it out before use to remove dead bed pugs.
-Use a steam (80c°)cleaner with large objects that couldn't be loaded in the washing machine or freezers like curtains, carpets, mattresses, furniture, and bed frames.
-Steam cleaning methods kill bed bugs and their eggs thoroughly.
-Diatomaceous earth is a powder rich in silica and arsenic which is driven from natural sand.
-This method of home remedies to get rid of bed bugs permanently is so effective as the sharp surface of diatomaceous earth destroys the weak exoskeleton of bed bugs causing death.
-This process needs to be renewed every 2 days for at least 3 weeks so it is considered as a slow method of home remedies to get rid of bed bugs permanently.
-Don't forget to use a bacon machine to eliminate dead bodies and their eggs.
-Bleach is a chemical compound of sodium hypochlorite with an unmistakable odor.
-Bleach kills bed bugs in direct contact without any harm to their eggs.
-Bleach could be used in 2 ways for killing bedbugs
*The first way:
Adding enough bleach without dilution with extremely hot water in the washing machine while washing bed sheets, towels, sleeping clothes, and soft items, bed bugs will be killed immediately.
*The second way:
-Dilute bleach with water(1:1) ratio not less to obtain a spray.
-sprinkle bleach directly on mattresses, walls, and floor.
-Bleach may cause stains or white batches so it is preferred to be used with fabrics that can sustain the action of the bleach.
-Also bleach may cause allergic reactions with skin, eye, or respiratory system.
-If there is a baby or pet in the home it may be hard to control using bleach for killing bed bugs.
Alcohol has a good pesticide action against viruses and insects.
-It could be used in a pure state or diluted(70-90%)to be used as a spray.
-Alcohol is sprayed directly on areas of escape such as beds, furniture, and clothes.
-Please take care, alcohol is flammable especially with upholstered items making a grave hazard.
8-Pyrethrin and pyrethroids:
*Pyrethrin is an organic component that has a pesticide effect on pests.
Pyrethrin is powdered from an old flower called pyrethrum.
*pyrethroids are Chemically sensitized organic components that were added to sterilizers found under traditional names In the markets.
-Pyrethrin and pyrethroids are powdered directly on areas you think it's affected.
-Planting Pyrethrum flowers around your house is friendly with the surrounding environment and a nice method of home remedies to get rid of bed bugs permanently.
-Use vinegar without dilution directly on the surface of tables, chairs, and bed frames.
-Vinegar is used along with other types of home remedies to get rid of bed bugs permanently.
-Use the vacuum machine for eliminating dead bodies daily for better results.
10- Backing soda:
-Depending on the fact that baking soda breaks with water so it kills bed bugs through dehydration.
-Baking soda absorbs fluids from the bed bug's exoskeleton.
-Baking soda kills only bed bugs in direct contact without causing any harm to their eggs or infestation.
11- Lavender, peppermint, and cinnamon essential oils:
-Such essential oils don't have a killing activity against bed bugs but it's said that they prevent bed bugs from visiting your home.
How to avoid bed bugs infection?
*Some home remedies to get rid of bed bugs permanently works only against pests in direct contact as it is rubbed away quickly compared with chemical pesticides found in the market which are manufactured to kill mature bedbugs and their eggs.
*And as it's said prevention is better than cure, block the source of infection before bringing it to your home so make sure to sterilize second-hand furniture and mattresses before conveying it to your home.
*When you are traveling, you tend to stay at a hotel, stay your luggage on a table or chair away from beds and walls, shake out your clothes and towel before reuse.
*Carry one spray bottle of one home remedies to get rid of bed bugs permanently in your pocket if you have to exist in crowded places frequented by people from different regions and countries.
*And finally bed bugs are unwanted guests that impose themselves targeting your exposed skin so wear full-coverage clothes when you are sleeping and take care.