Bed bugs are some tiny and creepy animals that feed with human and animal blood. Just like vampires! As a matter of fact, after they suck our blood their bodies will swell and turn reddish and your body will end with small reddish bed bug bites. Yeah, gross!
When dealing with a bed bug infestation you don’t have to panic, because these tiny reddish creatures aren’t a sign of dirtiness or poor hygiene. They will live anywhere as long as they have access to food.
Luckily, there are many ways to treat a bed bug infestation without spending a fortune. But, you must have patience and repeat the treatment if needed or try another one from the list below:
It seems that the same acetone you use to remove your nail polish can be used successfully to get rid of bed bugs.
How to use: as soon as you see a bed bug, pour some of this on them and watch them dry up. You will still have to vacuum up the dead bed bug, but at least it will be dead.
2. Rubbing Alcohol
How to use: Rubbing alcohol works just like acetone. It dries up the bed bug and kills it on contact.
3. Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous earth can kill any insect with an exoskeleton, like bed bugs. This works by dissolving the skeleton and the bug. The nice thing about this method is that there is no mess to clean up.
How to use:When applying diatomaceous earth to kill bed bugs, it is important to remember that bed bugs have eyes. If they see a pile of white powder, they will not crawl through it. Instead, they will simply crawl around it, rendering this method completely ineffective. To make sure this does not happen, sprinkle a fine layer of diatomaceous earth where bed bugs are seen to make sure they crawl through it.
A vacuum is not going to kill bed bugs, but it will still help get rid of them.
How to use: With a vacuum, you don’t have to be able to see them. Simply vacuum everything, and then make sure to empty the vacuum or change the bag. When emptying or changing the bag, make sure that everything that comes out of the vacuum is in a tightly sealed bag until it goes out for the trash to guarantee that bed bugs don’t come crawling back inside.