Home Remedy For Bed Buds

Home remedies to kill bed bugs

An infestation of bedbugs can cause much devastation in any home. You can pick these little critters up from any motel and transport them home, in your luggage. It is vital that you gain control over the bedbugs, before an infestation occurs. It is nearly impossible to combat them, but with the right information and tools, you will have them exterminated, in a short period of time.

A bedbug is very small and round, with brown coloring. These parasites live off animal and human blood and post-feeding their stomachs will become engorged in blood. At this time the bedbug will take on a reddish color, which is due to the consumption of blood.

Bedbugs like to bite their host, by piercing their skin and sucking out the blood. Most individuals will blame the bites on mosquitos, because they are not aware of the bedbug infestation. The sign of the bite will first appear as a welt, which becomes painful and itchy.

Combating the Bedbug

  • Wash bed linen and attire in 140 degree Fahrenheit water
  • Dry linen and attire on extremely hot setting
  • Bleach
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Homemade Spray (10 drops of lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, and clove oils)
  • Selsun Blue Shampoo (mix with water)
  • Garlic
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (kills adult bed bug and eggs)
  • Baking Soda (mix with water)

Home Remedy for Bedbug Bite

  • Oatmeal and Baking Soda Soaks
  • Selsun Blue Shampoo
  • Lemon Juice
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey (apply to affected area)
  • Baking Soda Paste (add water)
  • Inside of a Banana Peel (apply to affected area)

Over The Counter Medications

  • Calamine Lotion
  • Antihistamine Topical Spray (Benadryl)
  • Hydrocortisone Cream (Cortaid)
  • NSAIDs (Advil) Pain Relievers