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13 Effective Ways to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Without Using Chemicals

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

how to get rid of bed bugs

6. Essential Oils for Bedbugs

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there are many essential oils out there that bedbugs just can’t stand (4).

They include:

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  • Cinnamon
  • Lemongrass
  • Clove
  • Peppermint
  • Lavender
  • Thyme
  • Tea tree
  • Eucalyptus

These oils can be utilized in a variety of ways, including using a diffuser throughout the night to keep your skin safe.

DIY Bed Bug Spray

Ingredients :

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  • ten drops of lavender essential oil
  • six drops of lemongrass essential oil
  • six drops of tea tree essential oil
  • ten drops of thyme essential oil
  • Water

Instructions :

  1. Add the essential oils to a small clean spray bottle and fill the rest with water.
  2. Shake and store in a dark, cool place.
  3. Spray all over your clean mattress, pillows, upholstery, and carpets.

You can also combine the same quantities of essential oils and add to 1 cup of coconut oil. Rub the mixture on your skin before bed to keep bugs away from your skin as you deal with the infestation.

7. Try Diatomaceous Earth

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Diatomaceous earth is actually used by many exterminators that avoid conventional toxic pesticides. Best of all, you can find it in most health food stores and online.

Sprinkle it on your mattress, on your bedframe, along baseboards and doorframes, inside electrical outlets, and on the carpet. Since the earth works by slicing through the bug’s exoskeleton, it goes without saying that it can cause some damage to humans and other animals too. Therefore, you should wear a protective mask while applying it.

If you have pets, keep them away from the earth. Let it sit for up to a week and vacuum up with a shop vac.

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