I know this is not something you really want to read about but if you get these scummy things in your home, you will want to know how to get rid of bed bugs naturally. Bugs and insects belong outside and away from people, so learn all about natural pest control today!
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Naturally
This information turns my stomach but it’s important to know should you find evidence that they have taken up residence in your home. The earlier you find them, the easier it is to get rid of bed bugs naturally.
Where to locate the bed bugs
The first thing you can do is locate where the bed bugs and eggs are located. Grab a flashlight and a magnifying glass to help your search.
They are most likely to be found in these places:
- Seams and crevices of your mattress
- Box spring
- Bed frame
- Night stands
- Peeling wall paper
- Window frames
- Back of wall hangings
- Edges of wall-to-wall carpeting
If the infestation is large, they may have moved beyond your bedroom. Another place to check is upholstered chairs and sofas in your home.
mattress and box spring encasements, which will prevent any leftover bugs from escaping and so they eventually will die. Be aware that adult bed bugs can live up to one year without feeding, so do not remove the encasements for a long time. Just as the encasements prevent escape of bugs, they also protect your bed from new invasions.
When putting bed linens back on the bed, ensure that they never make contact with the floor.
Hopefully, you never need to put your knowledge of how to kill bed bugs to use. However, if you do, the information above will give you a good chance of getting any infestations under control once and for all.