Wipe Out Bedbugs

So, do you have a bed bug infestation in your home?

There is no need to tell you that bed bugs are possibly the worst pests that can invade your home. Their bite is ten times worse than a mosquito bite, and you have nearly zero chance of ever killing one in the act. They are sneaky and super-fast. They can breed quickly and enter every nook and corner of your home.

The worst part is that most insecticides are useless against these pesky invaders. The good news is that there are ways to eliminate them without making your home a poison gas chamber. Today, we will share ways to wipe out bedbugs from your place with minimum damage to your home or your health.

Let’s start with a few severe don’ts before we proceed to what you should do.

Don’t Jump to Conclusions

First, you need to know what you are up against. Just because the sting is too harsh and some friend suggests it may be a bed bug, don’t jump to conclusions. You must ensure you are dealing with bed bugs, not other pests like fleas or ticks.

Bed bugs may not be easy to spot, but they can be easily identified. Look up on the internet to see what these bugs actually look like. Even if you manage to find just one of these buggers, you will know you have a bed bug problem.

Don’t Listen to Everyone

When it comes to bug problems, everyone will offer unsolicited advice, which might include throwing all your stuff out of your home. That sounds reasonable, considering how miserable bed bugs can make your life.

Yes, you need to clear a lot of clutter so there are fewer hiding places for pests. However, that doesn’t mean eliminating your expensive and valuable stuff. There is no point in replacing your furniture unless your home is entirely bug-free in the first place.

Don’t Go for the Toxins

Now, people would tell you that you cannot get rid of bed bugs with the typical insecticide used for roaches and other common bugs around the house. While this is true, it doesn’t warrant using the harshest and most toxic chemicals on the market.

Remember that harsh chemicals will stay in your home for a long time, even after you can smell them. It is perilous for humans to breathe in that environment, especially for kids. So, before reaching out for the most promising bed bug spray loaded with toxins, make sure you know about the safer options.

Start with the Bed

Let’s move on to things you should do to eliminate bed bugs. Starting with the clutter, the bed is the first place to remove hiding places. If you have things lying around on the bed or bedside tables, eliminate as many as possible. Do not keep books or unnecessary papers on the table or drawers.

You can get unique bed bug covers for the mattress. These covers are made of material that makes it impossible for the bugs to tear through them. If you leave the covers on for long enough, the chances are that the bugs will starve and die.

Keep Sheets Clean and Dry

Moist and dirty areas facilitate bed bug infestation. They provide the ideal breeding conditions. The bugs will thrive in the moisture if your bed sheets, blankets, and throws aren’t cleaned regularly. Sweating on the bed is a treat for the bug breed in hot weather. So make sure the sheets and blankets are periodically washed and properly dried.

The same goes for your laundry. Bed bugs can hide in your dirty laundry. So, it is best to properly clean the laundry container as well.

Try Extreme Temperatures

Bed bugs aren’t precisely fans of extreme temperatures. Two of the most common ways to get rid of the bugs from your home is to make the place extremely hot or cold. While many think a typical home heating and cooling system is enough to get the dead done, things aren’t that simple.

Extreme temperatures required for bed bug elimination aren’t attainable with your typical home cooling and heating system. Special equipment is needed to bring it to freezing cold or as hot as 45 degrees centigrade.

Some Home Remedies 

There are a few home remedies that can actually work for bed bugs. Bicarbonate of soda is an effective agent, but you must be persistent. When the bugs come in contact with the soda, their skin dehydrates. More prolonged exposure can be abrasive and fatal for the bugs.

However, you must occasionally sprinkle the soda to eliminate all the bugs. To see lasting results, sprinkle the soda and vacuum the place every other day. This will require a lot of baking soda, and the overall cost may exceed your estimate.

Vinegar is another home remedy that works if used consistently. One problem with these home remedies is that they are effective on bugs rather than eggs. If you are looking for a home remedy that is effective on bugs and eggs, you can try borax powder. 


An important thing to know about bed bug elimination is that it is a systematic process requiring some strategy. While working on an elimination plan, you need to ensure you are not leaving any place for them to hide and that there are proper precautionary measures. If you plan to call out the pros, trust a team that uses the least harmful organic pesticides.