How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Naturally | Learn How to Kill Bed Bugs Yourself

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This slide is about how to get rid of bed bugs naturally. Parents have been saying it for decades. Bed bugs have been doing it for centuries. "Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite". A toxic insecticide heavily used in the mid 1900’s nearly extinguished them. Since then, a lack of awareness and control has allowed these parasites to infect homes in record numbers. It is time to fight back! We just need to educate our communities around the globe on how to reclaim their houses. There are very effective ways to get rid of bed bugs naturally. All we need to do is spread the word.

Let's begin with discussing the health risks of a bed bug bite. As far as scientists can tell, contracting diseases from these insects is not a concern. The health risks are more along the lines of skin irritation, loss of sleep and a lot of stress. Knowing natural ways to get rid of bed bugs is very important because we are treating areas that we will be in contact with every day. As I mentioned before, DDT was used in the mid 1900's. It was later found that the adverse health effects of this chemical were terrible. Do we want to expose ourselves to that?

So what is the best treatment plan for killing bed bugs? A smart and diversified treatment plan is how we will get rid of bed bugs naturally. We will use removal techniques that pose the least amount of danger to ourselves and our environment. Inside these slides, you'll learn all of the areas that you should check when inspecting for an infestation. A few simple tools like a UV light an scraper will make life much easier.

Here is a brief summary of a natural treatment plan. Remove all sheets, blankets, pillow cases and other fabrics off of the bed. Wash and dry everything on high heat. Heat is the most efficient way to get rid of bed bugs naturally. I like to use temperatures around 150 degrees. Next, vacuum every area listed in the slides. This is great for sanitation and the beginning stages of our pest control plan. Next, use the purest form of isopropyl alcohol that you can find. I recommend using at least 91%. Put it into a spray bottle and squirt every bed bug, egg, and blood stain that you see.

The final steps involve how to get rid of bed bugs naturally. I always recommend using a steamer if you have access to one. They are wonderful multi-purpose tools to have around the house. Another great solution is to use diatomaceous earth. It is safe, effective and inexpensive. For bed bug prevention, we want to continue to monitor our treatments and keep the areas clean and clutter free. There are two products in the slide that will help with part of the treatment plan.

Just remember to keep fighting and never give up. Having bed bugs in your home can be a very stressful time. If you don't think you can control the problem yourself, then don't hesitate to call in an insect control specialist. Thanks for viewing my slide on how to get rid of bed bugs naturally!

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How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Naturally | Learn How to Kill Bed Bugs Yourself

  1. 1. How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs (Naturally)
  2. 2. - Use a UV flashlight to illuminate bed bugs, eggs and excrement - A magnifying glass is also helpful
  3. 3. Search the following areas for traces of a bed bug infestation: Mattress seams, folds ant tags Bedding and pillows Cracks in the bed frame Curtain folds and creases Dresser drawer joints Electrical receptacles All woodwork Loose wallpaper In the cracks of drywall Seams and folds of furniture Behind wall-mounted pictures Behind mirrors Switch Plates Items under bed Carpet edges along the walls Cracks in wood molding Clothing and clutter Clocks, television or other appliances
  4. 4. Try to detect any: reddish/brown flat insects, eggs, excrement or small blood stains from crushed bed bugs. If you are unsure about anything you find, you can take it to a bed bug forum and seek advice on how to proceed. You can also find great advice there how to get rid of bed bugs naturally.
  5. 5. Use high heat cycles on all bedding, pillow cases, curtains and fabric to kill any bed bugs and eggs. It may be more practical to throw some of the items away. Dry clean only items can skip the wash and go into the dryer. Use high heat for at least 30 minutes. Heat treatments are the best way to naturally get rid of bed bugs.
  6. 6. Vacuum vigorously to help get rid of bed bugs, eggs and excrement. Scrub with a brush while vacuuming to dislodge any that are below the surface. A vacuum is another fantastic tool for getting rid of insects naturally.
  7. 7. Put 91% rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle and treat the same areas. Alcohol does not have an extremely high kill rate on bed bugs. However, it is a great way to naturally sanitize the areas and kill some of the pests.
  8. 8. Do you have access to a steam cleaner? If so, they are worth their weight in gold when it comes to natural methods of killing bed bugs. You need a steamer that can maintain a temperature of 150 degrees. Move at a rate of 12 inches every 30 seconds across all of the infested areas.
  9. 9. If you don’t have access to a steam cleaner, use diatomaceous earth. DE is a amazing solution for getting rid of bed bugs naturally. Just be careful that you don’t buy the wrong grade. You want a non-toxic food grade. Consult my bed bug elimination guide for recommendations on what to use and where to get it. All diatomaceous earth is not created equal.
  10. 10. Products such as mattress encasements and moats to protect your bed are wonderful sources for natural prevention. The bed bugs WILL die if they can not eat. These products are inexpensive and very effective.
  11. 11. Eliminating a bed bug infestation may require some patience and persistence. Don’t give up! If you need more assistance or you have any additional questions on this process… Visit my free guide on how to get rid of bed bugs naturally. Or watch my video about the best ways to eliminate a bed bug infestation. (Yes, those are a clickable links)

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