DIY Bed Bug Spray
If you’ve ever dealt with a bed bug infestation before, then you know these little pests are no joke. Bed bugs rapidly multiply as their eggs hatch within 10 days of being laid. You may remember how you got rid of those bed bugs after all was said and done, but do you know how to use a home bed bug spray to keep bed bugs away?
Why Use a Homemade Spray Recipe?
There are a number of products on the market that you can use to kill bed bugs in your home. The problem with these products is that they can be very harmful to your health and the health of anyone that’s living with you. Your typical homemade spray will with essential oils for bed bugs that repel and kill them. Read on to find out some of our favorite homemade sprays.
Tea tree oil and lavender oil are both very effective as a way to prevent bed bugs, but these oils can also be used to prevent a bed bug infestation. Luckily, both tea tree oil and lavender smell very pleasant. Make a spray with water, witch hazel and a few drops of either of these oils. Spray it liberally all over your mattress, clothing or room.
You should notice a major difference in the prevalence of bed bugs in your home. An added bonus is that your home will smell really nice with the frequent use of essential oils. Always dilute the oils and make sure you check their level of safety around children and pets.
Believe it or not, vinegar is strong enough to kill bed bugs all on its own. Just be sure that you spot test the vinegar spray you’ve made before you start spraying everything in your home. You can spray your mattress, floors, furniture and clothing items to kill bed bugs with ease. Just be sure to apply liberally.
Diatomaceous earth should be sprinkled all over any surfaces that you suspect are experiencing a bed bug problem. It’s a natural substance, but you’ll find that it effectively removes bed bugs quickly by breaking apart its body.
The most effective process includes sprinkling the Diatomaceous earth on whatever surface you need to clean. Let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming it up.
Kerosene was used to kill bed bugs many years ago and is sometimes used today. You should only use kerosene to treat bed bugs if you do not have any open flames in your home
The process of using talcum powder is a lot like using Diatomaceous earth. You simply sprinkle it down on the surface that is infested, let it sit for part of the day and vacuum it up. Just be sure to completely empty the vacuum outside before bringing it back into the home. You don't want the bed bugs to escape or you could also drop some of the eggs in another area of the home if you were to empty the vacuum indoors.
It doesn’t cost a lot of money to tackle a bed bug problem safely, but it will take a little bit of patience and persistence. Nobody wants to find out that they have bed bugs, but knowing how to get rid of them is the first step towards regaining control of your home.