Bed bugs are tiny dark brown insects that are the size of apple seed. Although, you can find them during the day if you look closely, they often feed on their host during the night. Many people usually don’t know if they have bed bugs. The easiest way of knowing that you have bed bugs is checking on your shoulders, legs, arms for bites.
If you have bites on these areas, you should know that you have bed bugs either in your bedroom or in one of the rooms in your house. One of the best ways of getting rid of bugs is through natural ways. To get rid of the bugs naturally you need to follow the following steps:
Remove all your beddings- the beddings that you should remove include sheets, comforters, blankets, and mattress covers. Once you have removed all of the beddings, you should then wash then in extremely hot water then dry them using a dryer.
If there are any other fabric-type objects in your bedroom, you should clean them using a vacuum cleaner or a hose. You should then put the fabrics in plastic bags and seal them with tape. To be on the safe side you should leave the fabrics in plastic bags for 3 days.
Once you have cleaned all the clothes in the house, you should vacuum your whole room or apartment. While vacuuming, you should pay a lot of attention to the nooks and crannies in the room.
You should also pay a lot of attention to openings and cracks in the wall. Once you finish vacuuming, you should throw away the vacuum bag immediately.
After vacuuming the room you should then clean it using a natural cleaner. The good side with natural cleaners is that they are biodegradable and harmless to both humans and pets.
Once everything is clean, you should pack all of your belongings. Since it’s usually difficult to get rid of bugs in the mattress and bed, it’s usually recommended that you throw away the bed and mattress.
If you don’t have money and you want to keep the bed and mattresses, you should buy plastic mattress and box spring covers. You should then put on and zip the covers. For ideal results you should keep the covers on for at least one year.
Since bed bugs are a nightmare, you should clean your room once. The best way of going about it is cleaning the room every 10 days until you are sure that no bed bugs are remaining.