Have you ever woken up one fine day only to find your leg stinging and itching? It could be because of a bed bug infestation.
Bed bugs are usually too small to notice but they leave some pretty solid evidence behind that could confirm their presence. Since these tiny insects feed on the blood of humans and animals, you might find blood spots on your sheets or pillows in the morning. They also tend to leave their feces in random places in the mattress which can be a tell-tale sign of their existence.
Although the bites don’t always cause a visible rash, they do cause extreme irritation, itching and sometimes, blisters.
Everyone deserves a peaceful sleep at night and that’s exactly why you need to get rid of bed bugs as soon as possible. The best way to deal with them would be by calling an exterminator to do the job but if you want to go the DIY way, here are top three remedies you can use to get rid of bed bugs naturally.
#1: Change the Sheets, Clean the Fabric
Bed bugs thrive on damp mattresses. If you have an infestation, the first thing you need to do is throw your sheets into the washer. Use hot steam to clean the fabrics.
If you can, change the mattress as well and choose sheets that have mattress protection properties.
#2: Clean the Surroundings
Bed bugs might live in beds but they can also make a habitat in other places like your walls or the furniture. The sheets aren’t the only thing you need to clean. Vacuum the room completely and target every corner and dark places where the insects can hide. Cover holes and cracks in the room as well to restrict their hiding spots.
#3: Use Alcohol, Lavender and Tea Tree Oil to Kill
Alcohol can be used as an antiseptic to soothe your bed bug bite. It can also be sprayed around the bed to instantly kill bed bugs and their eggs. Essential oils like lavender oil and tea tree oil don’t directly kill the bed bugs but they act as natural repellents to drive the bugs away.
Spray some drops of these essential oils in your sheets, around your bed and your furniture to naturally drive bed bugs away.
If you are experiencing a bed bug problem and are in need of an Albany pest control company experienced with bed bug remediation, call All Star Pest Solutions today!
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