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Do it Yourself Bed Bug Treatment

If you have bed bugs, it’s always best to work with a qualified professional to get rid of them quickly. These pests are tiny, can hide in all sorts of spaces, and are capable of surviving for months at a time without a blood meal; without the right treatment, the infestation may just return in a few days or weeks. 

That said, there are some popular DIY bed bug removal techniques that could reduce the severity of an infestation. While not all are very effective, some at-home bed bug remedies include:

  • Washing linens in high heat
  • Freezing items
  • Vacuuming regularly
  • Applying baking soda to mattresses
  • Using dryer sheets and moth balls
  • Sprinkling diatomaceous earth
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How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Yourself in Suffolk County & Nassau County

Though there are hundreds of supposed at-home bed bug treatments, not all have reliable results. These three techniques are shown to have the most success:

  • Washing bedding: Bed bugs and their eggs will die in high temperatures. Washing your bedding at a high temperature (140°F or higher) for at least 90 minutes can help eliminate these pests. 
  • Vacuuming: Keeping your space tidy and routinely vacuuming can keep bed bugs out of your space. Use the hose attachment to reach in between couch cushions, pillows, or other hard-to-reach areas that bed bugs may be hiding.
  • Freezing: Similar to heat, bed bugs can’t survive in freezing temperatures. Placing infested items like pillows in a freezer for four or more days can kill these insects. That said, the freezer must be 0°F or colder.

All-Natural Bed Bug Treatments

Can natural remedies truly eliminate bed bugs? Regrettably, the answer is no. Although these approaches might succeed in eradicating a few bed bugs, they fall short when facing a widespread infestation. Nonetheless, experimenting with some of these alternatives could potentially mitigate the intensity of the infestation, making them worth considering.

What to Do When DIY Bed Bug Treatment Doesn’t Work

To eradicate bed bugs entirely, you’ll almost always need the services of a reliable bed bug exterminator. No one wants to grapple with lingering bed bugs, making it crucial to seek the help of someone equipped to tackle the problem with speed and expertise.

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