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A very low income family I know has a terrible bed bug infestation. Mom also has a lower IQ. I need some ideas to share with her on how to get rid of these things....preferably simple and cheap ideas but any ideas are greatly appreciated. Her kids are absolutely covered in bites and miserable. TIA

Eta: the ideas do not need to be natural.
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It would be good to use natural remedies for treating termites if the family is poor enough. But instead of not using natural, it's better to use chemicals with the reference of pest control specialist at reasonable price. Pest control expert will deduce the extent of damage and then help you decide the proper option to remedy it.
 

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Recently a family aboard British Airways were infested with bedbugs that were living in the seats on the airplane. The family could see the critters going in and out of the video frame on the seat ahead of them!

And a library near me closed down because homeless persons had brought bed bugs into the library where they established themselves in the upholstery and carpets.

Bed bugs are everywhere.

I have for years had a policy to put my baggage on the front porch until I can get the hot water running into the washing machine and I toss everything in there. Anything that should not get wet is laid out in the sunlight for a week or two such as the suitcase, shoes, boots, etc.
 

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One thing I wish to add is the fact of how important the inspection procedure is... While you can treat with any product. The process of knowing the most popular hiding locations is crucial.

To help you and your friend, have them look thru these locations. See if they spot any bed bugs.

  • Mattress
  • Boxspring
  • Mattress encasements
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Sofa and cushions
  • Recliners and furniture
  • Bed posts and wooden frames
  • Dresser drawers
  • Base boards
  • Electrical wall outlets
  • Window sills
  • Picture frames
Now the second thing to consider is external sources.... these are other ways the bed bugs will re-infest the home. Below are common way bed bugs come back. Thus, why so many folks have a hard time getting rid of them.

  • Neighbors or family with bed bugs stopping by
  • Public transportation (bus, taxi, flight)
  • Bringing in used furniture in your home
  • Picking up items from a garage sale
  • Doctors offices or health faciltiies
Lastly, the treatments that will work the best are formulations which have a residual. This basically means something which settles on the surface of the furniture or bedding and will kill bed bugs or cause them to scatter away. This will help prevent a re-infestation.
 

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So I am 7 months pregnant and my SO gave in to my whining and bought me a pregnancy pillow. 3,3m of pure comfort or so I thought .... 2 months on we have bed bugs 😭
So after blood tests to make sure it’s nothing to do with baby I woke up this morning and decided to literally take everything in the bedroom apart so screwdriver in hand I found several bed bug nests actually in the wooden frame of the bed. No evidence on the sheets or pillows. So desperately searching online for a remedy and the news looked so bleak pesticides not working etc etc. The only real way heat treatment ... not being overly wealthy I started looking for a steam machine online that I could use then it hit me I own a steam iron 🎉🎉🎉🎉 so I am abouts to start steam ironing my entire bedroom I will keep you posted on how it goes 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞
 

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First, you have to identify all infested areas, then contain the infestation.

Wash bedding and clothes in hot water for 30 minutes. Then put them in a dryer on the highest heat setting for 30 minutes.
Use a steamer on mattresses, couches, and other places where bedbugs hide.
Pack up infested items in black bags and leave them outside on a hot day (95 degrees) or in a closed car. In cooler temperatures, it can take two to five months to kill sealed-up bugs.
Put bags containing bedbugs in the freezer at 0°F (-17°C). Use a thermometer to check the temperature. Leave them in there for at least four days.
 

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Greetings I've not found any sign of bed bugs nor have i found any bugs that look in any way like the bugs shown on the internet.
I have found a bug quite and think these may bite..

I have gotten bites that look like those shown on the net, long lasting itchy bites.

I've sprayed, washed, dusted with DE, set traps (nothing) put traps under bed legs, got a mattress cover. and much else.

Family members tell me I'm wrong there are no bed bugs here. But how to account for the bites.
 

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lemon grass oil
steamer
diatomaceous earth
shop vacuum every day
harris traps
heat has to be 115+ so typical clothes washing won't work
don't transfer them throughout your house on clothes/bedding/dolls
large sealable garment bags for the above.
 
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