I don’t know how we came to be the custodians of bed bugs but there they were in all their horrific adult & baby glory in our new padded bedhead, under the mattress, in the bedside light fittings that slotted into the bed, and under the fabric around the bed frame. Plus their awful bites were all over my upper arms & I was thinking it was just stress! When I worked out what they were I spent 24 hours googling home remedies to start with as something had to be done immediately.
Clove oil was great to start with but not a long term solution for whatever eggs were lurking. I contacted some chemical based companies & found someone to come out on a Sunday, however it just turned out to be a young boy sent out with a backpack of Hovax which you could buy from Bunnings at a quarter of the price. Plus he had no idea what effect it might have on our pets.
Then Bed Bug Barrier popped up on my Google search. Thanks be to all things natural & sensible… & Australian!! I ordered the powder, steamer, mattress cover & pillow covers. Cost around $300 which was half what I was going to be charged by the other company. Set to work steaming & powdering with the help of the excellent instructions, and did it all again a week later just to be sure, and am doing it again in a month’s time. It’s easy & it works, & after having bed bugs, you don’t ever want to have them again.