Bed bugs: 5 home remedies for dealing with bed bugs


Bed bugs; DIY ways to eliminate bed bugs

Evolution has been a guiding light to the future for all lives on earth, the rapid explosion of bed bugs in the modern society is an attribute of this ever-present conforming reality; their ability to adapt to new environments changes with time, but as their names imply “bed bugs” they’re mostly confined to human temporal resting places such as the bed.

By now you would have already discovered that mosquitoes aren’t the only blood-sucking insects with the required prowess to give you sleepless nights.

Normally, smashing a bed bug with your shoe, a stick, or any hack and slash equipment would be one of the most effective ways to handle an infestation, but overhauling the entire hive of them would only bring to your realization that a permanent or at least a lasting procedure to eliminating them would require more than mauling them with house equipments.

The average size of this nocturnal creature can be a “period” sign, an apple seed, a 6 to 9 mm stretch, they possess a brownish pigmentation with an urge for an eye sore, they are progenitors of unrest and a leading cause of sleepless night or so some would say. They had once been a worldwide concern with their seedily reproduction crowing major health concerns in the mid-20th century.

Getting rid of an infestation should see you contact a local exterminator but before you do so understanding their sudden presence in your abode should be paramount. For one, they don’t just fabricate out of thin air they are hitchhikers by nature meaning that they must have come from outside your home, probably a neighboring background less conducive for their existence.

Following that should be adopting the use of the below DIY measures;

1.       The use of turmeric powder

Turmeric powders are curcumin engineered; they possess a potent antimicrobial substance that is very threatening to the lives of these parasites.

The containments in these powder cause the oxygen level in the mattress to decline this would further produce an uncomfortable atmosphere for the beg bugs to survive under.

2.       Backing soda

Backing soda depletes the moisture present on bed bugs, it reduces the available level to a miniature form of dehydration takes place, which causes immediate death. The constant use of this would produce a significant reduction in the number of bed bugs.

3.       Mint leaves

Primarily these are toxins to insects in general, they dry up existing insects upon close encounter, and bed bugs aren’t an exception. Grinding these leaves into small bits and sprinkling them around your mattress would be an effective way to make use of it. Its effect spans over 3-5 days and it guarantees positive results.

4.       Sun drying

Exposure to extreme heat is just the amount of radiation required to fry this insect alive, if you’ve experienced a bed bug infestation an available procedure to adopt would be to sundry your mattress for a couple of hours.

5.       Proper hygiene

Bed bugs only breed in an unkempt environment, conforming to a clean habit; regularly vacuuming your room, washing your clothes, and keeping your room in line can help in eliminating bed bugs

Igbaji Ugabi Chinwendu, from Cross River State, Nigeria. As a Business Educator, he is profoundly interested in teaching and managing business. Started blogging 2010 and officially 2013. He holds the esteemed positions of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director at Freemanbiz Communication and Writers King LTD, demonstrating his leadership and expertise in the field.


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