10 Natural Remedies to Eliminate Bed Bugs for Good – Recipes Included

For many people who have already experienced bed bugs, they can be a nightmare, as it is too difficult to get rid of them and they are simply disgusting.

They are small parasites that feed on your blood and dead skin cells and are so tiny that cannot be seen with the naked eye. There are more active at night, and the female bed bugs can lay thousands of eggs during one lifetime their reproduction is awfully quickly.

Getting rid of bed bugs

Even they can be difficult to eliminate, you should be patient because it may take a while but there’s a way to get rid of them.

The main point of doing this is to clean every corner of your house where you found them.

Home Remedies for Bed Bugs

Learn more about the 10 best natural remedies for bed bugs:

  1. Diatomaceous Earth

Besides the use against pests in the garden and the house, this non-toxic insecticide can be commonly used for getting rid of the bed bugs. The advantage of this insecticide is that it is completely safe and natural and it can be used in the difficult to get to places around the house.

How to use:

–           Sprinkle the diatomaceous earth around the house, on the floor, the bed, and everywhere where these pests may reside

–           Leave it on for 3 days and vacuum the entire house afterward

–           Throw the vacuum bag in a garbage bag and throw it outside in the garbage.

  1. Tea Tree Oil Spray

According to the numerous studies, tea tree oil is shown as a super effective against the insects. How to use:

–           Create your own homemade anti-bed bugs spray, by mixing tea tree oil with some water (Combine 2tsp. of tea tree oil with 50ml of water)

–           Spray this mixture wherever you think bed bugs may live,

–           You should pray it every day until there are no more bugs

–           Remember – shake the bottle before every use.

  1. Clove Oil

Clove oil is shown the perfect effects against the insects, thanks to the clove’s acidic pH and its pungent smell.

How to use:

–           Mix 1tsp. of clove essential oil with 1 cup of water

–           Store the mixture in a spray bottle

–           Spray as needed

  1. Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is one of the best natural insecticides that are effective against bed bugs, as the bugs are very sensitive to its smell. Additionally, it acts as a cytotoxin, killing the parasites almost instantly.

How to use:

–           Mix 10-15drops of lavender oil with 50ml of water

–           Store the mixture in a spray bottle

–           Before using shake it well and spray it around the house

–           It can be combined with the peppermint oil for better effects

  1. Thyme oil

This oil or thymol concentrate can be used for getting rid of the bed bugs and shows the excellent results. However, using thyme to repel insects is not as simple as above mentioned remedies, as you need to know how to do it exactly.

How to use:

–           Tie a thyme stick in a cotton cloth and burn it in your house (bedroom or anywhere else) where you feel there’s a bedbug invasion.

–           Another way is to put a bunch of thyme leaves in small net bags and place them in the infested areas. They should be replaced every three days and expect to eliminate the bed bugs for a month.

  1. Citronella Spray

Citronella or lemongrass has amazing insecticide properties, and is able to kill both the bed bugs and their eggs, by increases the acidity within them and thus eliminating them from inside.

How to use:

–           Add 10 drops of the oil in a small bowl with water

–           Store the remedy in a small spray bottle

–           Before spraying shake it well and spray it all around the house.

  1. Bean Leaves

Thanks to the trichomes contained in the bean leaves, they can hook onto the bed bugs’ legs and trap them.

How to use:

–           Sprinkle some kidney bean leaves around the house everywhere you think bed bugs reside

–           You can also place some under your mattress as well

–           Leaves should stay around for a few days before throwing them out and replacing them

–           The bugs will be trapped in the leaves, so you should throw them together outside in the garbage, eliminating them for good.

  1. Eucalyptus Oil

This essential oil is a widely used in the cosmetic industry (perfumes, pharmaceuticals, and other products), however, it shows perfect effects in killing the insects, too.

How to use:

–           Mix 30 drops of eucalyptus essential oil with 1.5 ounces of witch hazel or vodka and 2 ounces of water.

–           Store the mixture in a spray bottle and spray every corner of your house

–           Continue spraying every 4 hours while you’re at home.

  1. Sweet Flag

Sweet flag is a native plant to Eurasia and America, with significant medicinal and insecticidal properties. The scientists confirmed its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, which make it very effective as bedbug destroyer.

How to use:

–           Boil 100gr of sweet flag in a liter of water and add 50gr turmeric

–           Let the mixture simmer for an hour and transfer it to a container with a lid

–           Store it for a day before you dilute it with water in 1:10 ratio

–           Spray this mixture in affected areas in your house.

  1. Orange Essential Oil

Orange essential oil is also a very effective remedy for reducing an eliminating the bed bugs.

How to use:

–           Mix 2 ounces of orange essential oil, 1-ounce molasses, 4l of water, and 1 cup of compost tea

–           Store it in a spray bottle and spray it on the affected areas in your house

–           The bed bugs will be eliminated instantly.

Source healthandlovepage.com

 

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