Natural Ways to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

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Are you besieged by bed bugs? Don’t listen to the commercials that claim you need expensive or chemical-filled solutions in order to eliminate these awful pests. As long as you’re smart and thorough, you can get rid of bed bugs with these five all-natural tips.


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  1. Take Apart Your Bed


An unpleasant reality of bed bugs is that they infest every area of the bed, including the frame, headboard and box springs. You’ll need to turn your entire bed area inside out if you want to find them all. Shaking your mattress is only the first step.


  1. Vacuum Your Entire Room


While they’re most common in the bed area, bed bugs can also turn up in the fibers of carpets and the cracks of walls. Remember, too, that it only takes a few missed bed bugs to start a brand new infestation. If you’re serious about eliminating these pests once and for all, you’ll need to make sure that not a single one remains in your room.



  1. Dry Your Sheets


Bed bugs can’t survive in extreme heat, so send all of your blankets tumbling through the dryer. You’ll also want to give your sheets, comforters and pillowcases a spin. This should be done after your bed area has been disinfected and all of the eggs have been removed or killed; otherwise the bed bugs will just crawl back into your sheets once they’re re-fitted onto your mattress.


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  1. Use Natural Products


If you would like the strength and reliability of a professional pesticide, look into a natural bed bug killer that doesn’t contain chemicals and additives. Companies like EcoRaider pride themselves on their “green” products that are effective against pests and non-damaging to the environment.



  1. Consider Natural Oils


Bed bugs hate natural oils; while experts aren’t sure why, the hypothesis is that the smell or the texture drives them away. Regardless of the reason, you can use this aversion to your advantage by dabbing lavender, peppermint or tea tree oil around your bed. The bed bugs won’t want to come anywhere near it. Email me at brittlebyscorner @ gmail . com for more info on oils I recommend and check out some uses for essential oils here.



These are just a few ways to eliminate bed bugs that won’t fill your home with chemicals. If you’re serious about all-natural and eco-friendly ways to get rid of household pests, these are the steps you’ll want to take.


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About Brittney Minor

Brittney is the owner/author of Brittleby's Corner. As a mom to 2 kids, she knows the importance of living a simple, healthy, and natural lifestyle. Brittney actively searches for greener ways to live and shares them with her readers.


  1. Laurie Nykaza

    Also using diatomaceous earth food grade with a spreader to blow under wall cracks can help with the spray is how I was able to get rid of them. . I had been traveling and picked them up at a hotel . If they cant bite you they will bite your pets too.


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