How to get rid and be cured of bed bugs

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How to get rid and be cured of bed bugs

"Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite" is, when you think about it, a pretty awful thing to say to a child right before you expect her to fall asleep. Bed bug bites are itchy, occasionally painful, and can look like anything from a white raised welt (like a mosquito bite) to a rash, to large red welts on the skin.

If you have bed bugs in your home, you can't stop them from biting; they live off your blood. But there is a lot you can do to alleviate the discomfort, including getting rid of the bed bugs themselves.

1: Stop the allergic reaction

A topical allergy cream such as Benadryl or anti-allergy pills such as Benadryl capsules should help the itching.

2: Cut the itch

Dab some white vinegar on the bites. The vinegar should dissolve the "itchy" chemical, and the slight sting should stop the itch.

3: Instant relieve

For instant relief, apply an ice pack to the affected area.


Here is the step by step guide to get rid of bed bugs:

TIP 1 : Washing

Completely clean the clothes and linen by washing with hot water.

 

TIP 2 : Vacuuming

Thorough and complete vacuum of the carpets and mattresses, all the cracks and crevices should be skirted because these are areas where bed bugs can reside.

 

TIP 3 : Double-sided tape

Frame your mattress top with double-sided tape. The bed bug will be stuck on the tape on its way to you and can't bite you. Another solution is to place your mattress in a mattress cover or mattress bag.

 

TIP 4 : IF ALL ELSE FAILS

LASTLY, THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP OF ALL. Go to your local store and get some moth balls. You can easily get these Camphor containing mothballs for a few dollars. Use a thick tissue or a piece of 15cmX15cm of thick cloth and put 3-4 mothballs in it. Wrap the cloth around the mothballs and tie it over the top with rubber band so it looks like a dumpling. Make a few of these and place them under your bed, between your mattresses, deep inside your closet, under your sofa and anywhere else you think the bed bugs might be hiding. Make sure that these mothballs are secure and well hidden from children and keep them away from toys because they can be dangerous when ingested accidentally. You don’t have to put too many of them around your house as the bed bugs will naturally leave when they get the smell.

 

For your own safety, please make sure that these mothballs are well hidden from kids and pets. After 2-3months of observation where no more bed bug bites occur, you can remove the mothballs and dispose of them safely.

Congratulations! You’re on your way to get rid and be cured of bed bugs forever, the cost effective way!

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