Sign in
Download Opera News App



Are you tired of bed bugs? Follow these steps to get rid of them.

As you fall asleep, these brutes come out from their hiding places and wickedly attack you. They bite you over and over again. They are courteous, though. The hollow tubes they use to pierce your skin and suck your blood contain a powerful but temporary painkiller, so you won’t feel their sucking until it gets to the morning.

Fortunately, there are more than two dozen effective home remedies for getting rid of your disturbing bed bugs so that you can say goodbye to them.

Though they are known for calling warm climates home and they can settle anywhere. And once they have set up shop in your mattress or on your furniture, it’s a battle of wills to get them gone.

Though it seems like they impulsively appear, bed bugs come in from the outside, that is you may pick them from boarding house, hostels, hotels, a friend’s house and many more.

You can also get it when your neighborhood is having some inside his or her room. released, they seek out a safe haven, and that usually means a neighbor’s house.

These insects have very flattened bodies. That means that they can slip through nearly invisible cracks and crevices.

Their signs of infestations are: Bites on Your Skin, rusty stains, black dots, egg shell, and living bugs.

Some Home Remedies for Getting Rid of Bed Bugs


Suck those babies up with a strong vacuum cleaner and a powerful hose attachment. You should probably vacuum at least every few days while battling an infestation.

Steam Cleaning

For a place where the vacuum can’t reach, steam cleaning is an option. The heat will kill the bedbugs as well as their eggs, and they will die when exposed to temperatures exceeding 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Washing All Clothes and Bedding

Check your labels to make sure the fabrics can tolerate hot water and tumble drying. Then wash everything that’s been exposed to these critters. The combination of hot water and dryer heat will help kill off the colony.

Silica Gel

The little packets you find in food products and shoe boxes to keep the contents dry could also help kill off insects. To use them, grind up the beads and spread the powder around the source areas. If you’ve got kids or pets, you may want to avoid this technique, as direct exposure and silica inhalation is harmful. Instead, opt for baking soda, which has a similar effect.

Rubbing Alcohol

Pour it in a spray bottle and spritz away. The alcohol will kill the bugs on contact.

Scented Dryer Sheets

The smell from the dryer sheets can repel the insects and even encourage them to run out other spots to inhabit. However, this solution is likely best used as a temporary one, because they wil just find a more peaceful place in your home to hang out.

Hair Dryer

If you are in a hurry to get to sleep and you don’t have days to wait for these other solutions to take effect, blast your hair dryer over the affected areas. The heat will kill the bugs and allow you to go to sleep without a bite.

Stiff Brush

Run a stiff brush along the mattress seams. This will dislodge any clinging bed bugs and eggs that resist the suction of a vacuum cleaner.

Double-sided Tape

Wrap this along the circumference of the bedposts along the floor. That way, as bugs try to climb up into bed with you, they’ll get stuck at base camp.

Content created and supplied by: Rasabey (via Opera News )


Load app to read more comments