Everyone is disguised by bed bugs, and we all know how difficult they are to eliminate. These little parasites are fed with our dead skin and blood, and in most of the cases they are not visible to our naked eye.
The bed bugs have oval shape, brown color, and flat body which often turn red once they eat, and also they become swollen. Also they are very active during the night and have ability to reproduce very fast. Bed bugs could cause serious health issues such as allergies, psychological issues, and rashes on the skin.
In order to recognize whether you are having bed bugs in your house you should look for feces around the mattress or on your sheets. Also if you experience itching feeling on the body it is a clear sign that you are having bed bugs on your mattress.
Remember that these bugs are tiny and have the ability to move very quickly around the bed frames, box springs, headboards, and mattress.
In order to eliminate these disgusting and annoying bugs you should clean every corner of your home, especially places where you have discovered the bed bugs. Also make sure that you wash the clothes, bedding, curtains, linens, and everything that you think should be washed. Afterwards you should use the vacuum cleaner and once you are done make sure that you throw the bag outside.
Also you could try and freeze the affected areas and things to -17C because these insects won’t be able to survive at this temperature.
In this article we are going to present to you natural remedies that will help you efficiently eliminate the bed bugs. Here is the list:
- Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil spray is very effective against insects. You will need to mix it with water and your spray against bugs is ready. For perfect mixture you should mix 50ml of water and 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil. Spray in places where you have noticed the bed bugs and repeat it several times in order to completely eliminate the bugs.
- Lavender oil
This oil is great for eliminating insects because it contains anti-insecticidal properties. Also it contains cytoxin which is eliminating insects very fast. You will need to mix 50ml of water and 15 drops of lavender oil. Put this mixture in a spray bottle and spray the areas where you have noticed insects.
- Citronella spray
Citronella or better known as lemongrass is another amazing essential oil that can help you eliminate insects and laid eggs. It kills insects by raising the levels of acidity inside them, and kills them from inside. You will need to mix 10 drops of this mixture with water, and pour the mixture in spray bottle. Shake it well and spray in areas where you have noticed the bugs.
- Eucalyptus oil
This oil is widely used in cosmetic industries and pharmaceutical companies. On the other hand it is great for eliminating insects. You will need to mix 1.5 ounces of witch hazel or vodka, 2 ounces of water, and 30 drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Mix it well in spray bottle and spray every 4 hours.
- Orange essential oil
This oil is great for eliminating bedbugs because it contains repellent properties. You should mix 1 cup of compost tea, 4l of water, 2 ounces of orange essential oil, and 1 ounce of molasses. Mix them well and spray in areas where you have noticed bed bugs.
- Diatomaceous earth
This insecticide is amazing and powerful, without any toxins. It is great or eliminating insects and pests present in your house and garden. You could use it around the house without worrying whether it will harm your health because it is all natural and toxic-free. Spray some of it in areas where you have noticed the bugs and leave it for three days. Afterwards you should vacuum in order to remove the dead bugs.
- Clove oil
This is very effective oil that can help you eliminate insects. It contains powerful insecticidal properties and ability to kill parasites. Also it has acidic pH levels which are deadly for any insects. You will need to mix 1 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of clove oil. Spray the mixture in areas you have noticed insects.
This is another amazing remedy that can help you eliminate bedbugs. In order to use it for eliminating insects you will need to take one thyme stick and tie it up on a cotton cloth. Burn it inside the bedroom or any other place and after a while you will notice that the insects are all dead.
- Bean leaves
Bean leaves are rich with trichomes, which is a type of microscopic hair that attach to the bugs and kill them. You will need to throw some bean leaves around the house in areas where you have noticed bugs. Leave it for several days and afterwards replace them with fresh ones. This way you will manage to get rid of the bugs completely.
- Sweet flag
Sweet flag is perennial and semi-aquatic plant which originates from America and Eurasia. This remedy contains insecticidal and medicinal properties, and also great repellant and antifungal properties. In order to use this remedy against insects and bugs you will need to boil 1l of water and 50gr of turmeric along with 100gr of sweet flag. Leave it to simmer for 60 minutes and pour it in container. Leave this remedy to sit for one day and afterwards dilute it with water in ration 1:10. Feel free to use this mixture all around the house.