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Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

One fine morning you wake up to find that you have tiny bite marks on your body, and then you realize that your home is infested with bed bugs! And, then you may think that your house is regularly cleaned, yet how they came to your home. Bed bugs are unwanted guests and can easily travel to your premises. Bed bugs can come from old furniture, hotel rooms via your suitcase and even you could carry them to your home from a theatre seat!

If infestation is serious, then the best way to get rid of a bed bugs is to call an exterminator. However, if you think it can be controlled by taking measures yourself, then you may try these home remedies:

Hot water can kill bed bugs

Wash all clothes, linens and other fabrics which you may think have been infested with hot water. Also, use a dryer to dry everythings as heat will ensure complete elimination of bed bugs.


After you have given heat treatment (washing and drying) to all your clothes and fabrics, follow up by vacuuming all areas of the infested area. This will remove bed bugs from each and every corner of the area. Loosen up all bugs and eggs by using brush. Clean out your vacuum thoroughly afterward and dispose of any vacuum bags outside of the house.

Home Remedies for Bed Bugs

Spray vinegar: Use vinegar as a natural ingredient to get rid of and even ward against bed bugs. Vinegar is a strong acetic acid that can disrupt any insect's nervous system.

Spray Rubbing alcohol: Spraying rubbing alcohol not only kills bed bug eggs, but also works as a repellent to keep them from laying new ones, and save you from biting at night.

Using essential oils as repellent: Essential oils like tea tree oil, cinnamon oil, lemongrass oil, clove oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil, thyme oil, and even eucalyptus oil. Any of these oils can be used for both killing as well as repelling bed bugs.

Baking Soda: Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda or baking powder, is a fine white powder that is commonly used throughout the home can also be used to get rid of bed bugs.

Essen Pest Control is a very equipped pest control company that can help you not only rid your home from bed bugs but all other pests as well. Contact us for an inspection and we will be able to give you a very clear and quick assessment of your house. Our service area includes Ottawa, ON, Toronto and the surrounding areas. For Bed Bugs Extermination and Pest Control in Ottawa, ON call 613 804 7378 now!

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