- Woke up with red patches and itchy? It is possible that you are infested with bed bugs, small...
- The steam cleaner and the very hot water wash
- Essential oils
- Diatomaceous earth
- Neem oil
- Tips and tricks to avoid the return of bed bugs
Woke up with red patches and itchy? It is possible that you are infested with bed bugs, small insects that feed almost exclusively on human blood. But, do not panic, it is possible to eradicate them in a natural way. Here are some tips and tricks to get rid of it.
Bed bugs spot us thanks to the heat we release at night, which is why they are only active during the night. Their presence is not related to the cleanliness of your room, they can also slip into luxury hotels! There are, of course, chemicals to eradicate but you should know that these insecticides are also a poison for you. We propose in this article natural means to eliminate these parasites.
The steam cleaner and the very hot water wash
First vacuum your entire room with a vacuum cleaner. Then, equip yourself with a flashlight and a steam cleaner to explore every corner, hems, holes and seams where bugs could hide but also their eggs. It should be noted that eggs must also be well removed to prevent bed bugs from reappearing later. Steam, at 180 degrees, will kill bugs that have not been sucked up. As for sheets and other pillowcases, try to wash them over 65 degrees and - ideally - put them in the dryer.
Essential oils are used primarily to protect your skin from bed bugs. Indeed, these insects are very sensitive to odors, which disturb their nervous system. Apply a blend of sweet almond oil, jojoba oil and grapeseed oil all over your body and you will be protected from stings. It is also possible to create a repellent spray with oils of lavender, lemongrass, tea tree and thyme.
This white powder that looks like talc is actually a set of algae remains. Under the microscope, we can see that these elements form micro razors (perfectly harmless for humans) that injure and kill insects.
This essence produced by the seeds and leaves of Neem - or Neem - is a natural insecticide. It will be particularly useful for killing larvae and eggs of bedbugs. Its action against adult bugs is not 100% effective but coupled with another method described above, you will overcome insects and their larvae.
Tips and tricks to avoid the return of bed bugs
Once the parasites are eradicated, you can set up some simple tips to escape a new bedbug invasion.
- Buy anti-bed bugs, they are insect-proof and also protect your bedding from dust mites.
- Place diatomaceous earth cups at the feet of your bed, these are obstacles for these insects.
- Finally, you can also get a bug pest to place between the mattress and the box spring. It will release essential oils that will repel bed bugs.