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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.
I had bed bugs and almost gave up. Everything seems to not be what kills them. That's when I found this stuff. It is great and not only eliminated my problem, but makes me feel safe to not get them again. Bed bugs are HORRIBLE! Bless her heart! Check it out here: naturalbedbugsolutions.com
 

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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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Bugs are dangerous for home as well as for health. Pests are often present at the places that are not sanitized correctly. It is very important to get rid of these pests and it can be done by hiring the services of the professional Exterminator Sacramento CA, who are trained and also experienced. The only way to get rid of such pests is to contact professional mosquito, bug, termite Rodent Exterminator like Exterminator Sacramento CA or other professionals from Florida and other locality you may live.
 

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I can't even begin to describe what I've been going through lately.

Let me just say I suffer from entomophobia - I know, silly, but still, bugs always, ALWAYS made my skin crawl and my heart beat faster.

We had gone on a family trip and probably brought these little devils with us. When I realised what was going on, I nearly had a heart attack. Sleeping on my bed is totally out of the question. I've been looking for treatment options recently and came across this guide:

http://ohealthyeah.com/get-rid-bed-bugs-regain-comfort/

Can somebody please tell me if it accurate enough? I have not yet contacted a specialist, and I would like to avoid chemicals if possible. I am thinking of trying heat. Supposedly it works better than most other options.

I am paralyzed and need some advice. Please, reply ASAP, I am losing my mind. :serious:
 

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Bed Bugs hitch rides with unsuspecting individuals by hiding in clothing, books, luggage even used furniture. They then disembark at their next breeding location and the whole process can begin again. The association between bed bugs and staying at grotty hotels or motels at the lower end of the accommodation market has always been there, however these days this is most definitely not the case, bugs have been found in the most luxurious 5 star hotels too! There have even been cases documented where children have taken them into school in their clothing, the bugs have then transferred from child to child causing bed bug infestations throughout the community served by the school. One should not let this happen. One should consult a Professional pest controller like Pest Control Ridgefield CT From YalePest or similar which could be found Online for Help. They offer very less amount. One can also check Online and Compare prices and go with what prefers them the Best.
 

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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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Several years ago, we found just 1 bug on the bed. Naturally we freaked out, laundered and vacuumed everything, sprayed stuff down with rubbing alcohol. We didn’t see anything for awhile, but then we found another one on the couch a month or two later. We were terrified because this was in a completely different room. We read more and realized the rubbing alcohol is generally considered ineffective.

After that we found out that it's almost impossible to get rid of them without any chemicals. I sprinkeld Diatomaceous Earth all over the room.
Be careful about breathing this stuff - it's nasty if enough gets into the air, but generally harmless if you don't go all Tony Montana/George Jung with the stuff.
I even sprinkled the stuff into the bags of clothes and books that I had separated from ground-zero. The bugs can live 1 year without feeding and the eggs take a little while to hatch, so leave the bags tied for a while with the DE in it to make sure the buggers are dead dead.

It is a long process, so don't give up and continue the fight. It's a matter of luck and patience.
 

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Maybe you tried bed bug killer spray?
A spray might work, actually. Depends on the severity of infestation though. Most of the bed bug sprays available on the market are safe to use on various fabrics, check this page for reference. If you don't like it you still may use a fogger instead. But don't forget to ventilate the room after using it.
 

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I totally forgot about this thread. O-ops.
And I haven't mentioned that we too used a steamer to get rid of anything that could outlive our chemical attack. As Sky said, sometimes spray helps, but you have to change the chemicals type from time to time as these lil' devils might get used to it. Steamer works just a personal hell to these creatures, so never underestimate the power of this thing: you can steam your mattresses/box spring/items that cannot be washed in case eggs are still here. Quite handy and more safe than regular vacuuming according to menacetopests:

Due to the temperatures involved, steamers are exceptionally good at dealing with bed bugs. They will be able to kill any bug on the surface with ease, and most high-quality models can penetrate into the fabric surfaces to ensure that any stubborn bed bugs are terminated. For cracks and crevices, it's good to use the attachments that can help to get into these more difficult areas. Getting into these difficult spots can also be helped by having a range of attachments and a good pressure level.

So heat treatment is another way to go.
 

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Once you've found clues of bed bugs in your house, it's time to get to work. Because heat is an effective hunter of bed bugs, so start washing your assets in hot water. Generally, bed bugs removal from clothes, bedding, sponge, pet beds, and loaded animals is crucial. Anything that's built from fabric should be put in the washing machine at high heat Afterwards dry them in your dryer at the maximum heat level possible.
 

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Not sure what just happened to my message, but once again, since this thread was revived - I have an update.

I totally forgot about this thread. O-ops.
And I haven't mentioned that we too used a steamer to get rid of anything that could outlive our chemical attack. As Sky said, sometimes spray helps, but you have to change the chemicals type from time to time as these lil' devils might get used to it. Steamer works just a personal hell to these creatures, so never underestimate the power of this thing: you can steam your mattresses/box spring/items that cannot be washed in case eggs are still here. Quite handy and more safe than regular vacuuming according to Menace To Pests - Tiny creatures don't create huge problems anymore!:

Due to the temperatures involved, steamers are exceptionally good at dealing with bed bugs. They will be able to kill any bug on the surface with ease, and most high-quality models can penetrate into the fabric surfaces to ensure that any stubborn bed bugs are terminated. For cracks and crevices, it's good to use the attachments that can help to get into these more difficult areas. Getting into these difficult spots can also be helped by having a range of attachments and a good pressure level.

So heat treatment is another way to go.
 

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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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