Donnie
Donnie
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Asked on Oct 1, 2017

What is a good home remedy that will eliminate bedbugs, permanently?

Donna L. WoolmanMaryBonny Parrish
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7 answers
  • Dfm
    on Oct 1, 2017

    wikki how 4 easy steps to handle bed bugs
  • Kel28819681
    on Oct 1, 2017

    When we bought our Temper Pedic bed we also purchased a bed cover. It was soft on top but had a plastic-like 'coating' on the bottom of it which guaranteed us that nothing would get the actual bed stained and also, more importantly, nothing could penetrate from below. It has worked for over 10 years now. Clean your mattress very well, on top and on the bottom. Clean the box springs, if you have them, clean the headboard, and all parts of your bed stand. Before putting on new, clean sheets, put on the mattress cover, then make your bed as usual. Should eliminate all types of bugs getting to you. They can't penetrate the bed cover and can't breath if they try.
  • Cam30847951
    on Oct 1, 2017

    Diatomaceous earth, vacuuming and steam are only things that seem to do any good slowing them down. They are impervious to insecticides, apparently. Zippered covers and leg interceptors are a must, also!
    • Donna L. Woolman
      on Oct 3, 2017

      YUP, THAT'S THE TICKET! DIATOMACEOUS EARTH. I sprinkle it in my pantry and my cabinets, on my bathroom floor corners and anywhere spiders or bugs can hide out. You can leave it as long as you want or clean and replace. I have never had bed bugs, but I rent a room in my home and always sprinkle it around discreetly before a new tenant moves in.

      I use food grade to be on the safe side.
  • 2dogal
    on Oct 1, 2017

    What is not being said in the US is that there is a bed bug infestation everywhere. If you live in an apartment, and you have them but get rid of them, they will be back because your neighbor has them.
    Heat, heat , and more heat. Black plastic bags in the sun full of your stuff works. Spraying doesn't work. And remember, you can't kill them just once, but they lay eggs so you have to go over everything frequently. They live in the smallest cracks in furniture, the walls...Nasty buggers.
  • Bonny Parrish
    on Oct 1, 2017

    We had them with no clue where they came from. I believe we used 5 or 6 different bug killers that were supposed to get rid of bedbugs. None of which even slowed them down. My husband suggested one day that I try the OFF bug repellant I had for going outside. I sprayed the bed frame, mattress, box springs, carpet, and outlets. Within a couple days there was no sign of a bedbug. I continued to spray every day for a week and have not seen any since. Hope this helps. They are so aggravating.
  • Mary
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Months ago, I had a doctor's appointment, and during our conversation, he mentioned that where I was sitting, a girl had been in the same chair the day before and she had bed bug bites all over her. I am assuming that she had the bugs on her clothing in the room I was in, because the next morning, I had bed bug bite marks on me! (no one thinks a doctor's office would give you bed bugs right?) The only place other than my home that I had been at, was the doctor's office.After being bit every night, this is what I did to get rid of them. First I vacuumed the hell out of my entire house. Then I used my Bissell shampooer that uses hot water, on every rug in the house and any upholstered furniture. Second, I left a light on in every room of the house, including the bedroom. (had to buy one of those sleep masks for that) Bed bugs are nocturnal and only come out at night. They don't like the day light or rooms that are lit up real good with lighting. I read that bed bugs can live about 3 months without feeding on your blood, so I made sure the lights were on in every room for 4-5months. It has now been 11 months since I brought the buggers home with me from my doctor's office, and no one has bite marks on them for about 7 months now. Just another bit of info: bed bugs can see colors and are attracted to dark colors and the colors red & pink. We only used white/light beige and pale yellow sheets for months. Another bit of info: Go to YouTube and type in how to get rid of bed bugs. Watch the videos of how to put the legs of your bed into bowls. You can buy the bowls but it's really cheap to make them. Good luck to you, and the next time you go to the doctor, dress in bright colors!

  • Donna L. Woolman
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Beware of doctor's offices and hospitals in general. My granddaughter contacted TB at a doctor's office.
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