Looking for a bed bug cure? well, the sad fact is that neither bed bug infestations or the bites they inflict are easy to cure.
Take a bed bug bites cure, how should you cure mad itching and horrid red welts which cover your skin? The answer is you can’t – you can consider trying different lotions and potions like calamine lotion or hydro-cortisone cream which is ease the discomfort or you might want to purchase some oral antihistamine tablets from the drug store but, basically it is a case of waiting for the rash to disappear in its own time. This will vary from person to person and can be anything from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Of course, this will not be possible until you use an effective bed bugs cure to rid your home of the infestation, because until you do you will be bitten night after night!
Let’s put one myth to bed (pardon the pun!) before we begin – these bugs are not just rife dirty homes, hotels, hostels etc. – they don’t discriminate! These little blood suckers will happily hitch a ride in your luggage, clothing, purse – whatever, travel to your place and begin to breed whether it is immaculate or filthy. Remember they do not eat dirt or crumbs they only consume blood and they really don’t discriminate about whose blood it is.
There are quite a few of bed bugs cures available but the first job is always the same – DECLUTTER – throw away anything you do not need for example newspapers, magazines, books etc. WARNING, bed bugs hide out in all kinds of obscure places so don’t be tempted to simply put these items straight into your garbage. You will end up spreading the infestation because these little buggers are extremely mobile! You should put everything into a plastic bags and seal them tightly and do this in the room where you are trying to cure the bed bugs infestation.
The second important step is to strip off all bedding and take it along with all garments which can be laundered in sealed plastic bags to the laundry area. Launder all of these items at as high a temperature as as the fabric can take. You should want to consider using a product like Benzarid which is designed to sanitize fabrics – Benzarid is part of the Bed Bug Patrol Range. Any garments not suitable for laundering should be placed in a tumble dryer on a high setting for approx. 10 minutes. For business suites and other similar items you could use a steam cleaner. Please do not be fooled into thinking that you only need treat items lying around the room, the bugs will find their way to hide in dark places, so garments in drawers and closets too must be treated. It is worth remembering that heat is one of the best bed bugs cures around!
The third task is to get out your vacuum cleaner and vacuum EVERYTHING, the mattress, the box spring, soft furnishings, inside drawers etc. You should check in even the most unusual places – look inside alarm clocks, check picture frames, smoke alarms and so on bed bugs are excellent at climbing! Your vacuum should lift live bed bugs, nymphs, larva and eggs so being thorough and methodical at this stage is very important. Once again empty your vacuum straight away in the infested room, place the contents into plastic bags, seal them tightly and remove to the garbage.
Now you can decide which bed bugs cure are you going to use as the final nail in their coffin?
1. Steam – as I suggested earlier heat is a fantastic bed bugs cure but, merely turning up the heating in not going to do the job! The heat must be instant and intense and the best weapon for this is a steam cleaner. If you decide to implement this as a bed bugs cure you must follow the same thorough and methodical route you have already taken with your vacuum cleaner – leave nothing untreated.
2. A bed bug spray – there are numerous of these on the market, some are chemical based and can be toxic whilst others are completely natural and safe whilst still extremely effective. One which I have personal experience of is Bed Bug Patrol. This spray kills bed bugs on contact and can be sprayed around cracks and crevices, on the bed frame, box spring and in drawers etc. without fear of any adverse effects to the health of humans or animals residing at the dwelling. You may want to go immediately to this step after vacuum cleaning the room or perhaps use it as a safety net having used the steam cleaner too.
3. Fossil Shell Dust – This can also be purchased from Bed Bug Patrol and is totally organic and safe (it is in fact food grade.) Sprinkle this around cracks and crevices, on carpets, in furniture etc. The dust works by penetrating the waxy skin of the bug causing it to dehydrate and die. Meaning this is a relatively inexpensive and long lasting bed bug cure when used in conjunction with the other one or more of the other steps.
4. Bed Bug Traps – These are designed to catch bed bugs on the move! If you attach these to bed posts, chairs or other bits of furniture around the room the bugs will stick to them as they attempt to reach their nightly feast. These are great to pop into your case is you are concerned about bed bugs away from home. Once again you can get these on the Bed Bug Patrol site.
I hope you find this look into bed bugs cures which I have used and had success with useful. What I found particularly useful were the packs of Bed Bug Patrol products which supply everything you need like the Bed Bug Patrol Super Pack and the Bed Bug Patrol Value Pack.