Wipe Out Bedbugs
So, you have bed bugs infestation in your home?

There is no need to tell you that bed bugs are possible the worst pest that can ever 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 quick and get into every nook and corner of your home.

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

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

Don’t Jump to Conclusions

First thing first, you need to know what you are up against. Just because the sting is too harsh and some friend suggested that it may be a bed bug, don’t jump to conclusions. You need to make sure you are dealing with bed bugs and not other pests such as fleas or ticks.

Bed bugs may not be easy to spot, but they can easily be 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 problem, everyone will come up with their unsolicited advice, which might include throwing all of 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 that there aren’t a lot of hiding places for the pests. However, that doesn’t mean getting rid of your expensive and useful stuff. There is no point in replacing your furniture unless your home is completely bug-free in the first place.

Don’t Go for the Toxins

Now, people would tell you that there is no way you can get rid of bed bugs with the typical insecticide used for roaches and other common bugs around the house. While it is true, it doesn’t warrant using the harshest and most toxic chemicals in the market.

Keep in mind that harsh chemicals will stay in your home for a long time, even long after you can smell it in the air. It is extremely dangerous for humans to breath in that environment, especially for kids. So, before reaching out for the most promising bed bugs 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 get rid of bed bugs. Starting with the clutter, the first place to get rid of hiding places is the bed itself. If you have things lying around on the bed or bedside tables, get rid of as many as possible. Do not keep books or unnecessary papers on the table or in the drawers.

You can get special bed bug covers for the mattress. These covers are made of material that impossible for the bugs to tear through. 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. It provides the ideal breeding condition. If your bed sheets, blankets, and throws aren’t clean regularly, the bugs will thrive in the moisture. In hot weather, sweat on the bed is like a treat for the bug breed. So make sure the sheets and blankets are regularly washed and properly dried.

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 exactly 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 people 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. It requires special equipment to bring it down 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 need to be very persistent. When the bugs get in contact with the soda, it causes their skin to dehydrate. Longer exposure can be abrasive and fatal for the bugs.

However, you will need to sprinkle the soda from time to time to get rid of all the bugs. Sprinkle the soda and vacuum the place every other day to see lasting results. Not to mention, 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 but not on the eggs. If you are looking for a home remedy that is effective on the bugs as well as the eggs, you can try the borax powder. 


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

About Ashley Rosa: 

Ashley Rosa is a freelance writer and blogger. 

As writing is her passion that why she loves to write articles related to the latest trends in technology and sometimes on health-tech as well. 
She is crazy about chocolates. You can find her at twitter: @ashrosa2.