Home Remedies for Bed Bugs
They crawl up and down the length of your bed, nibble on you while you are sleeping, and live off of your blood. Yes, we are talking about those tiny, creepy crawlers, bed bugs. Now, the best way, hands down, to remove these bugs from your bed and from your nightmares is to call an exterminator and get yourself an affordable bed bug treatment. If you wish to take on these miniature beasts yourself, however, you might want to equip yourself with one of these DIY options below.
Black Walnut Tea
Ahh yes, not only menacing and frightening to our taste buds, black walnut tea also terrifies bed bugs. They scramble in fright from this potent tea. As well as being anti-bed-bug, this tea is also antifungal and antibacterial. Try placing used tea bags around infestation sites.
Lavender Oil Mixed with Peppermint Oil
This one-two punch of smell-goods have no side effects for humans, but they do some serious damage to bed bugs. Lavender oil works great at not only repelling full-grown bugs but also killing larvae. Peppermint oil both repels and kills adult bugs. (Peppermint oil also works great for mosquitoes.)
Bed-Bug Spice Mix
Though it might sound like a recipe for tilapia seasoning, the combination of cayenne pepper, oregano, and ginger works a serious number on these nasty critters. It is not as toxic for them as peppermint oil, but it works as a very serious repellant. Add the bed-bug spice mix into a pot of water and boil for a few minutes. Put the mix in a spray bottle and spritz any infested areas until the bugs get the message that you mean business.
A gruesome weapon to use against these four-legged foes, baking soda dehydrates and kills bed bugs. Take regular old baking soda and sprinkle it around your walls. Make sure to get it on all wall surfaces and the doorways and the corners. Leave a light layer on the floor against every walled surface. Vacuum thoroughly after a week and repeat the process as needed.
This chemical-free powder is made from the remains of aquatic animals, which contain the same substance found in silica. Though fine to human touch, diatomaceous earth is actually made of miniscule, jagged particles that cut the bed bugs and dehydrate them. Sprinkle it in the same manner as baking soda, while adding it to your bed. Though it is safe for human skin, it is unsafe to inhale, so wear a mask when you apply it to your carpet, walls, and linens.
Get Rid of Bed Bugs Once and For All
To make sure the job gets done properly, don’t rely on DIY options. At Bed Bug Heaters, we have professional bed bug exterminators who can ensure the job gets done. Don’t let bed bugs keep you up scratching all night! Come see us instead!