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How To Kill A Bed Bug

There is nothing worse than having to deal with a bed bug infestation. If you have ever had to deal with these blood sucking little vampires you know it can be one of the most frustrating things you may ever have to do. After bringing these little pests home from staying in motels, I thought I would share what I have learned about how to kill a bed bug.

What are they?

Take a good look at the picture and imagine one of these things crawling on you and biting you while you sleep! Not a pretty sight indeed! bed bugs are a member of the Cimicidae family, and in layman's terms they are a parasite that lives off human blood. They feed mostly at night while you sleep, but they can be active just about anytime. bed bugs are resistant to most chemicals, although most exterminators still use them and charge in the thousands to treat an infestation. Once you have them, you need to act quickly as they multiply rapidly.

How can I tell if I have them?

If you do have bed bugs in your home, you will notice bite marks on you body that start out looking like a mosquitoe bite or a little red dot. The bites will start itching like mad! Bed bugs are sneaky and they can bite you without you being aware, so it makes them hard to combat.

What do I do if I have bed bugs?

Well, scratch! then you can either hire a professional exterminator and have your house filled with poison chemicals, or you can go green and kill them naturally. First you need to arm yourself with all the info you can get on dealing with these things.Knowledge is power and to gain power over bed bugs you must be armed with the information you need. Then come up with a plan of action in eradicating the bugs. You will have to wash all your clothes and bedding in Borax, and either clean and bag or replace your mattresses. There are mattress bags available at most department stores. A cleaning of the whole house will be necessarily, then a complete spray treatment with an all natural, eco-friendly bed bug spray that is harmless to humans and pets will finish the first step. After the initial treatment follow up cleaning and treatments will be a must, but with a bit of elbow grease you will get rid of them.

It is important to remember that once they are gone, they can come back, so reading all you can on how to get rid of them and keep them gone is imperative.

Please feel free to share this article and leave any questions or comments below!


Street Talk

Good work. Very informative and to the point. Thanks

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  about 4 years ago

I have heard of several out breaks of these little pests here in Maine recently. Thanks for the information!

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  about 7 years ago

You bet! Do everything you can to keep them out of your house!

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  about 7 years ago

Staying in motels sounds dangerous! Glad you figured out how to kill a bed bug with an eco-friendly bed bug spray. Reading your article's likely to help travelers... yikes!! Hope I don't encounter any...

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks Cynthia, they are ucky!

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  about 7 years ago

Love the website! Excellent job!

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks Lacey!

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  about 7 years ago

I heard somewhere that putting your mattress in sunlight for an hour or so can help. Thanks Shawn.

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  about 7 years ago

Actually, although many claim heat treatments will kill them in my experience all the heat does is make them mad and more active.

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  about 7 years ago
Joan S  

Ugh! Makes me want to stick close to home. Bug bugs are a relatively new development, are they not? I know they've existed for a long time, but we haven't heard that much about them until recently. Do you know anything about where they are coming from?

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  about 7 years ago

can not find much info on wey they are here or where they are coming from but if you get them look out. It is a battle to the bitter end.

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  about 7 years ago

The web site looks great and I went there first.. great article.. I'm impressed..

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks Rob

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  about 7 years ago

We don't have a bed bug problem in the Bahamas, mosquitoes are our tormentors.

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  about 7 years ago

You are blessed then

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  about 7 years ago
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