When the bedbug epidemic began to return to the United States in the late 1990s and early 2000s, people were confused as to where they all came from all of a sudden. Out of the blue there were reports of hotels and residences being overran by these very irritating insects, and no one seemed to know how to prevent them from getting into their home or business. Hotel owners had to deal with websites that listed them as bedbug infested lodging facilities (websites that got lots of hits on a daily basis) and homeowners or renters complained to their landlords repeatedly. Is there anything you can do to stop bedbugs from getting in?
At the outset of the spontaneous bedbug return, many folks began to look at home remedies that could be used against them. One of the most popular ones was the use of isopropyl alcohol. This was not only used to heal up the physical bites that they got from the bugs, but also to clean the areas in the building where they reside. Putting alcohol in a spray bottle and saturating the areas where you spot them (on your mattress, in drawers, etc.) will run them out of there.
Natural remedies became increasingly popular, especially the use of lavender. Although many of us enjoy the smell of it, bedbugs cannot stand it! If you spray your bed’s box frame and mattress with lavender oil, the chances drop of them trying to infest those areas. You can do the same with tea tree oil, it has the same effect on them. If you think your clothing has been invaded by bedbugs, wash them in hot water and dry them in very hot heat.
Although these natural remedies can work, to be sure any bed bug infestation is taken care of properly, it is best to call an experienced exterminator to help you to get rid those nasty critters once and for all.
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