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Tips to Eliminate Bedbugs from Your Bedroom

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Bedbugs are parasites that feed off of human blood and can cause an itchy rash to appear on skin. If you have bedbugs in your bedroom, the following tips can be used to eliminate them from the premises so that you remain comfortable while sleeping or relaxing. Before using any of the tips, wash all of your bedding and dry it in a dryer that is adjusted to a high setting. Vacuum your mattress with a vacuum cleaner's hose to eliminate any bugs that are on it.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are made with herbal ingredients, and each variety emits a pleasant scent. The aromas are safe to breathe in on a regular basis and will help make your sleeping environment more pleasant. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a spray bottle that is filled with water.

Apply an even amount of the spray to your mattress, blankets, and pillows. If any bedbugs walk through the oil and water mixture, the external openings that lead to each pest's respiratory system will become clogged, leading to death. Spray essential oil mixed with water regularly in order to receive the best results. 

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth is a soft, porous substance that is made from the fossilized remains of diatoms. It is not harmful to humans, but it can wreak havoc on the bodies of bedbugs or any other small pests. Although the material feels squishy when touched, it actually contains sharp silica pieces. If bedbugs walk through diamotaceous earth, their exoskeletons will be damaged. If any of the product is ingested, internal organs will be punctured. Any bedbugs that come into contact with diamotaceous earth will die within a short amount of time.

Sealed Mattress and Pillows Along with Regular Cleaning

Purchase a clear mattress cover and protective coverings that have zippers secured to them for each of your pillows. The smooth surface of each cover will discourage pests from making a home on your bed. Wipe the covers off with a damp, soapy rag often to keep each of them clean and to further discourage bedbugs from becoming a problem. Whenever you would like to freshen up the pillows and mattress, simply remove the covers. Launder and dry the pillows and wipe down the surface of the mattress before placing the covers back on each item.

All of these tips can help protect your home's bedroom on a daily basis. If you have a serious infestation of bedbugs, however, or if you are unable to eliminate the pests on your own, consult with a licensed exterminator in order to receive assistance with bedbug control