Getting BED BUGS Out of Your Home for Good Using Natural Remedies
It’s never good news when we happen to find bed bugs lurking underneath our furniture, we definitely know we have a situation on our hands. If we kill them, then we will have to deal with a bad smell as a result. But we can’t leave them, or else they’ll reproduce and never go away.
There is the option of using bug repellent sprays or chemical powders to get rid of them, but these products have terrible consequences for the environment. However, we have a way of getting rid of these little pests in a natural and eco-friendly way.
Avoid flushing bed bugs down the toilet
Flushing the bed bugs down the toilet is not the wisest solution. In fact, in can create more problems. Since these bugs can float, they will end up staying inside your pipes, potentially causing a clog. They also may end up just returning to your home anyway.
Making use of fragrant plants
Instead we can use a variety of fragrant plants such as basil. Simply protect the area with some seedlings that will repel the insects. If you know exactly where they are entering, you can focus in on that specific place, i.e. the windowsill or doorframe.
Bed bugs also hate mint leaves. Though these plants produce an aroma that is quite pleasant for us, the bed begs cannot stand this scent. Garlic also works in a similar manner. Again, just leave some cloves around the windowsill or doorframe.
Keep your house tidy
Cleaning your home on a regular basis is a must. This includes the doors, windows, and the balcony. These tiny insects are very skilled at hiding themselves in crevices and dusty areas where they will go unnoticed. By keeping your house clean, you are getting rid of this opportunity for these pests to thrive.
Lastly, using mosquito nets is another option. Using mosquito nets lets you keep the bugs out while giving you the freedom to move in and out of the house without having to worry.
It is also important to get rid of any sources of humidity in your home. This can be done with a very specific product, having origins from millions of years ago, diatomaceous earth. Just put a little earth around your windows and the balcony, while keeping your garden neat and free of any old foliage.
Also, keep your firewood in a safe place, as bed bugs love using it as hiding place.