How do you get rid of bed bugs?

Hey there! Can someone please tell me how to get rid of bed bugs?
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  • Haysha S. Haysha S. on Jan 10, 2017
    Hi! This discussion has some helpful answers-
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    How can we keep safe from bed bugs

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 10, 2017
  • Karen Boyd Karen Boyd on Jan 10, 2017
    If you actually have bed bugs, it is very hard to get rid of them. The hard advice I have is to hire a professional. It will be expensive. They will need to come more than once, possible more than twice. Then become diligent in resisting them.
  • Elaine Elaine on Jan 10, 2017
    Heat, heat, heat , very high heat is the one thing that kills them. so you really do need to get professional help . because even if you think you have taken them down. they can bounce back . I am so sorry those little monsters found you , they are so easy to get and so hard to get rid of.
  • C C on Jan 10, 2017
    Diatomaceous Earth. Food grade only! Get at a health food store. Do not get any kind that does not say Food Grade on the label, as it has poison in it (used for pool filters) and can harm both humans and pets. Sprinkle on your bed mattress or wherever you think you have them. Don't forget the couches or anywhere you sit as well as pillows. It will kill them on contact. Leave sit for all day or overnight and vacuum up. D.E. dehydrates any insect that comes in contact with it. Repeat if needed but usually the first round should do the trick. It has a fine powder like flour but lighter in weight. Spread it out carefully with your hands so you do not inhale the powder as it will dehydrate your lungs and eyes as well, so spread it out low and careful so you don't create a cloud of it in the air. It's very safe and healthy otherwise.
    • Johnchip Johnchip on Jan 10, 2017
      They nest in the piping of the matresses and upholstered furniture. You will see little clusters of black dots where they nest mostly. There are also some chem sprays you can use. I would use multiple solutions at once. Wash in very hot water any bedding, etc. Treat any carpeting as well. Good luck.
  • Zar15730562 Zar15730562 on Jan 10, 2017
    Thank u so much.from where can i get it?
    • Gina Valdez Gina Valdez on Jan 11, 2017
      Costs about $6.00 a pound at health food stores. Love this stuff as it will not harm humans or mammals.
  • Mawmaw Mawmaw on Jan 11, 2017
    Ask Home Depot Or Lowes what to spray for bed bugs and then put the mattresses in a mattress cover to suffocate the bugs. Also Spray everything else and clean very good! If that fails buy new mattresses.
  • Elsa Elsa on Jan 12, 2017
    Sprays, other things DO NOT WORK permanently . The only thing that will get rid of bed bugs is HEAT and plenty of it. My son owns a bed bug elimination company is CA. He does extremely excellent work. His company was featured on The Docs television program when they did a segment on natural remedies for good heath. No chemicals, nothing to leave behind. His company is called Top Dog. Feel free to look it up online.
    • Geeswonderland Geeswonderland on Jan 15, 2017
      Heat therapy for bbs is ridiculously priced sorry and heat isn't the only sloution.. other sprays work but because people aren't consistent with bbs doing it themselves they multiply and become worse!!
  • Zar15730562 Zar15730562 on Jan 12, 2017
    We live in MD. Will they work here?
  • Elsa Elsa on Jan 13, 2017
    Call them to find out. Not sure about that. I know they're based out here but maybe they can help direct you to sources out there, if it's at all possible. I just know that this country is experiencing almost an epidemic of these little varmints and they are IMPOSSIBLE to get rid of permanently unless you use extremely high temperatures to do so. Laying things around for them to munch on is not an effective long term way to rid yourself of them. Good luck, Again they are called Top Dog and there is a video clip of when they were on the show.
  • Terry Meek Terry Meek on Jan 13, 2017
    You can also go to a pest control company and buy diazenon (not quite sure of the spelling) and mix it 1/2 cup to a gallon of water. This is VERY strong so be careful and have some place to go when you are through. vacuum the piping of your mattresses, wash all sheets, bedding, floor rugs, etc. anything you see that might have some of the little varmints hiding out. Spray all corners, closets, garages, around the house and then lock up and leave for about 4-6 hours. Better yet, go somewhere for the weekend. You might be able to use smoke bombs as well if you don't want to go to this extreme but do the whole house at the same time so they won't leave one room and go to the other. When you get back, they should be gone. If the infestation is heavy, you may need to do it again. Do it until you finally get rid of the little buggers.
  • Karen Boyd Karen Boyd on Jan 14, 2017
    Jusdt remember if you vacuum, empty and discard the bag/container or disinfect them as well. AND you almost always need to repeat. Eggs can be left behind and hatch later.
  • Geeswonderland Geeswonderland on Jan 15, 2017
    Your best bet is to research what you need to do for bbs and go from there.. even if people had them, solution might not be a one size fits all.. If they're in your bed consider them to be in your lr furniture as well..also how bad of an infestation do you have?
  • Elsa Elsa on Jan 15, 2017
    Read up on it. If you may think other solutions can do the trick, then go ahead. What I'm saying is that the only PERMANENT solution to end this problem is high heat and lots of it. Like cockroaches, this species can live on long after we're gone especially given some powder that may get a few of them, not their eggs. They will make a banquet of those powders after a while. Do whatever works for you. Semi-permanent is good also and might be all that some folks are looking for. Good luck.
  • Geeswonderland Geeswonderland on Jan 15, 2017
    Had them from roommate and that was in 2015 and have not seen them since.. had exterminator here twice since..nothing.. considering D-powder was mentioned (look what it's used for before you spew how long that stuff will be around) and a spray from home depot.. I also trust since 1922.. yours probably saves on sanity though.. good advertising argument though!!
  • Laura Patterson Laura Patterson on Jul 07, 2017
    How do you treat your skin & Hair, after they've bitten? PLEZ Help, I Can't Stop Itching!! I've already takin a hot Long Shower. Washed my hair twice and body too!!
  • Morris Gregory Morris Gregory on Mar 10, 2018
    Hire professional.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 01, 2021


    Call in the Pest Control Guys, ir contact your Local Council Authority and ask for advice!

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