8 Best Tips To Repel Bed Bugs Permanently From Your Home


If you get any tiny itchy spots red rashes when you wake up after sleeping, it could be due to bed bugs. These creepy creatures can infest and live inside your bed, mattress, box springs, bed frames, and headboards. As they multiply speedily, so check out few natural remedies to get rid of this issue.

Signs and Symptoms of Bed Bugs

-Itchy red bumps or rashes on the skin
-Fluid-filled welts or blisters
-Skin infection due to scratching of skin

1. Cayenne Pepper

The smell of this blend will drive bed bugs far away and also prevent them from further spreading.

You Will Need:

a) 2 tsp cayenne pepper
b) 1 tsp grated ginger
c) 1 tsp oregano
d) 1 cup water

Steps:

a) Take the above three ingredients and boil them in water for nearly 7 minutes.
b) Now filter and spray this solution all over the bug-prone areas using a spray bottle.

2. Neem Leaves

Indian Lilac is another best remedy to eradicate bed bugs very efficiently.

Tip 1:

You Will Need:

a) Handful of neem leaves

Steps:

a) Take neem leaves and mash them well.
b) Now put this over the susceptible areas on the bed.

Tip 2:

Spray Indian lilac oil on all the things in your home including the bed.

Tip 3:

This remedy will treat the affected skin areas and also moves bed bugs away from you.

You Will Need:

a) Indian Lilac leaves
b) Water

Steps:

a) Boil few leaves in water for approximately 10 minutes.
b) Filter and take a bath with this solution.

3. Tea Tree Oil

This essential oil has fabulous antimicrobial effects and antibacterial compounds that will prevent any microbes like as fungi, viruses, and bacteria.

Tip 1:

You Will Need:

a) 50 ml lukewarm water
b) 2 tbsp tea tree oil

Steps:

a) Make a solution of lukewarm water and tea tree oil.
b) Now put this blend in a spray bottle and spray it on your walls, linens, beds, furniture, carpets, mattresses, drapes, cupboards, and clothes.
c) Repeat this tip once a week.

Tip 2:

Clean your home with this oil or add few drops of tea tree drops to your clothes or any other infested areas.

4. Thyme

It has fantastic antimicrobial content that helps to flush bed bugs.

Tip 1:

Steps:

a) Take fresh thyme leaves and put them in net bags.
b) Now put this over the prone areas like corners, mattress, cupboards, beneath the cushions, under the sofa, etc.

Note: Replace bags every third day with fresh leaves.

Tip 2:

a) Tie a thyme stick using a cotton cloth.
b) Now burn it closer to the infested areas of your room and the nearby regions.

5. Mint Leaves

Use mint leaves to repel bed bugs in your home. It is a 100% effective repellent that is readily available.

Tip 1:

Sprinkle mashed mint leaves all over the sleeping locations or put it inside the cradleboard of little ones

Tip 2:

Place dried mint leaves between your mattresses or linen closets.

6. Black Walnut Tea

This herb also works efficiently to keep bed bugs at bay. Due to its excellent antifungal and anti-bacterial compounds, bring out the bugs from their hiding spots and kills them.

Tip:

Place tea bags over the infested areas including room corners, interior space, creases of bed, and closet areas.

7. Lavender

The strong aroma of these herbs will drive them away.

Tip 1:

You Will Need:

a) 1 part lavender
b) 2 parts black walnut
c) 3 parts thyme
d) 2 parts sweet flag

Steps:

a) Mix above herbs and make an herbal sachet.
b) Now put this over the areas where you usually see them.

Tip 2:

You Will Need:

a) 10 to 15 drops of lavender oil
b) 50 ml water

Steps:

a) Combine lavender oil in water and shake it well.
b) Now add this solution into a spray bottle and put it over the infested prone areas.

Tip 3:

You Will Need:

a) 10 to 15 drops peppermint oil
b) 10 to 15 drops lavender oil

Steps:

a) Add the above mixture in a spray bottle
b) Now fill water in it and shake it well before use.
c) Finally, spray it over bed bug prone areas.

8. Baking Soda

It works by drying out the bed bugs and eggs as it absorbs the humidity for them and finally murders them.

Tip:

a) Spread a layer of baking soda all over the affected rooms in your home.
b) Leave it to sit for the whole week.
c) Using a vacuum cleaner, wipe this off.
d) Do this few times to get rid of the infestation.

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