Want to know how to kill bed bugs without using toxic chemicals? Rid your home of bed-lurking bugs with these 5 effective tips.
If you’ve woken up feeling itchy, uncomfortable and are dotted with a red, bumpy rash, then your bed may be hosting a cluster of bed bugs. Now you need to know how to kill bed bugs as soon as possible.
It just so happens that bed bugs, those pesky, wingless creatures that lurk beneath sheets and mattresses, aren’t only found in crowded backpackers and 5 star hotels. They are also becoming very common in our homes.
You’ll want to look at treating your bed bug rash immediately, but what’s just as important is knowing know how to kill bed bugs once and for all.
Thankfully, killing bed bugs isn’t a complicated process. You don’t even need to hire a pest controller who uses expensive, toxic chemical solutions (which can often have limited efficacy).
Here are 5 easy and effective tips to help you rid your home of these nasty critters and sleep easy.
1. Treat the infected area with a long-term solution
Our Bed Bug Killer is a powder designed to provide ongoing protection for years and years. The powder kills bed bugs by scratching their shells and dehydrating them. The best thing about this product is that it’s 100% natural – so you don’t have to worry about breathing in toxic chemicals while you sleep. Sound good? Learn more about the product and purchase it online here.
Steaming is an effective way of killing visible bed bugs and their eggs. Steam known affected areas as well as mattress corners, bed heads, and any nearby items (for example, bedside tables and mirrors). Looking for a steamer? The Bed Bug Barrier Steamer targets bed bugs and eggs without blowing them away or damaging your furniture – learn more about our steamer here.
If you’re interested in an effective and low-cost way to kill bed bugs in your home, barriers are a great solution. They prevent bed bugs from reaching your bed by an impassable smooth plastic barrier. Check out our barrier range which includes Bed Bug Barrier Tape, Floor Barriers and Screw-In Barriers. You can also use our Bed Bug Killer powder in our barriers for maximum protection.
4. Protect your mattress
Mattress and base covers can help to protect against a bed bug influx, giving you peace of mind while you sleep. They trap bed bugs inside the mattress where they died from starvation. We also offer a stain resistant cover that can also extend the life of your mattress and protect against other health concerns like allergens and dust mites. We offer a selection of comfortable mattress, bed base and pillow covers that serve as a vital part of your bed bug prevention program. Find out more about our protectors here.
5. Washing and vacuuming
As soon as you notice the presence of bed bugs (usually after the emergence of the dreaded bed bug rash), remove all bedding, pyjamas and any materials on your bed. Wash everything using the highest setting on your machine, and dry the materials in a clothes drier also on a high setting. Also, vacuum the edges of the carpet in the room. When emptying your vacuum cleaner, be careful to isolate the contents so there’s no chance of spreading bed bugs or their eggs to other areas of the house.