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Get Rid Of The Irritating Bugs In Your House With These Home Remedies

When you wake up in the morning, do you notice itchy red spots on your body? Blisters or red rashes? This could be because there are bugs hidden in different corners of your house. But there is nothing to worry about, because today we will be discussing the most effective home remedies for bugs, treatments that work.

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Bugs usually infest the nooks and crannies of our rooms, infest the mattress, the headboards and the frames of a bed, and thus, getting rid of them can be quite a trial. Apart from being difficult to detect, bugs multiply very rapidly. This makes destroying them very important, and to do that quickly you can use these natural treatments.

Suggested read: 12 Practical Methods Of Getting Rid Of Pesky Bed Bugs Once And For All

Causes for bug infestation

Bugs do not always suggest that you have an unclean home. They can be caused by people who use your furniture (guests) and can come into your house through other people’s luggage.

The following natural remedies will help you destroy these annoying bugs quickly. The main thing you need to keep in mind while dealing with these bugs is that they cannot sustain themselves in temperatures that are extreme. So steam cleaning, blow drying hot air, hot washes or cold treatments will help eliminate them in a jiffy.

Preparing your own insecticide at home with natural ingredients like lavender oil or other essential oils such as tea tree oil is easy yet very effective.

Symptoms indicating you have bugs in the house

Bugs are a menace, there is no doubt in that. Here are the common symptoms you need to look out for to find out if these pesky creatures are in fact resting comfortably in your house.

  • Bites on the skin where the bed bugs have crawled
  • Itchy red bumps
  • Rashes
  • Blisters
  • Welts
  • Skin infection resulted from scratching the rashes or the blisters

To be sure, you can flash a light around your house in the dark, and you are likely to see tiny bugs around the mattress’ edges, corners, edges of your tables and other objects. They could also be found around the joints of the bed. One can also notice red spots on the mattress itself. This red spot is either their dried feces or even the blood the spilled on the sheets when you killed a bug in your sleep.

Here are 10 tried and tested natural ways of eliminating bugs from your house, remedies you will thank us for later. :)

Home remedies for bugs that work

Before using these home remedies, you need to find the infestation. One thing you need to remember is that bugs can infest any area that is as thick as a debit card. They can inhabit any area, not just the bed rooms.

Carefully search the mattresses, sofas and other cozy furnishings in your house. They could be hiding in the bed frame also, and even the joints of the bedside table, drawer and/or behind wallpaper and calendars.

Once you carefully search these possible locations of the pesky bugs, you can use these remedies:

1. Tea tree oil

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Tea tree oil is a rich insecticide. That’s why it features first on this list of natural treatments for bugs.

You need to prepare a homemade solution of tea tree oil, which you can spray in possible infested areas to get rid of the bugs. Also, in spray form, it is easier to reach cracks and crevices, and even kill the bugs hiding in furniture joints.

According to a study conducted 2 years back, tea tree solution acts as a natural and useful repelant to get rid of even insects other than bugs.

To prepare this home remedy, you will require about 18 to 20 drops of essential tea tree oil. Pour the drops into a clean spray bottle. Add water to the oil, and shake rigorously. You need to spray the diluted oil in large amounts around the house, covering all the areas that you suspect are infested by bugs.

You should spray the solution around the house on an everyday basis until all signs of the bugs’ presence disappear.

Before applying the solution, be sure to shake it well.

Also, this tea tree oil solution is a great treatment for the redness and itching caused by the bites of bugs.

2. Lavender oil


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Just like tea tree oil, lavender oil also can be a great remedy to fight bugs. Due to its natural pesticide properties, lavender essential oil repels insects and bugs and help kill bed bugs in no time. Also, they are not toxic, and very safe to use around the house.

According to a study conducted a couple of years ago, essential oils like lavender essential oil and peppermint can be combined to form a super effective natural treatment against insects and bugs. The combination is lethal on bugs because lavender helps destroy even the eggs of the bugs, stopping them from multiplying and spreading, while peppermint oil is a powerful repellent.

To use this as a remedy to get rid of bugs, you will need to add about 15 drops of lavender essential oil into a clean and washed spray bottle. To this, add 15 drops of peppermint essential oil. Mix the solution. Now spray this natural pesticide around the house, in all areas that you think the bugs have proliferated.

You should spray the pesticide daily until your house is free of bugs.

Every time before applying the solution, be sure to shake it well.

3. Diatomaceous earth

A natural insecticide, Diatomaceous earth helps destroy bugs quickly. The powder will allow dehydrate the bugs, which in turn, will damage their outer membranes. Also, in powdered form, they are easy to apply to nooks and corners which are otherwise inaccessible.

Usually when we use vacuum cleaners to get rid of bugs, we cannot get into the deep cracks, and that does not help put a complete end to the bug problem.

According to a study by a group of experts, diatomaceous earth is a non-toxic, and hence safe, natural treatment to get rid of insects and bugs from one’s house. Though slow in its action, it is powerful in destroying the pesky creatures. Also when some bugs are powdered with diatomaceous earth, they transfer it on other bugs, which helps get rid of all the bugs. Within 40 days of applying the DE powder, you will see that 90 per cent of the bugs have been destroyed. In the next 12 days, you can expect complete eradication.

To use this as a remedy against bugs, all you got to do is sprinkle diatomaceous earth powder on all the areas that you think have bugs.

You should repeat this once every three days to remove the bugs from your home.

4. Use a vacuum cleaner

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To get rid of bugs, one of the easiest methods is to use a vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner will help suck up the bugs, thus eradicating them from your rooms.

To get rid of the eggs that might be there in the mattresses or the edges of the bed, you can make use of a stiff brush and scrub off the loose eggs.

5. Freeze the items

Another easy yet effective method of getting rid of bugs from one’s house is by freezing the items that might contain them.

You need to place all the small items that you think contain bugs or their eggs in the freezer. You need to create a temperature that is really cold, because bugs cannot survive harsh temperatures and will eventually die. So, you will require a temperature that is below -17°C, and keep the items in that temperature for 2 hours, to kill the bugs.

6. Hot steam


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Using the same logic as in the home remedy above this one, hot steam can destroy both bugs and their eggs, hence preventing them from spreading.

This method helps eradicate bugs from the most inaccessible corners and crevices where they are more likely to hide.

In case of bed bugs, the steam even pierces through our mattresses, so if the bugs are in the deepest layers of the mattress also they will be destroyed.

For this remedy, you will need to create a temperature above 60°C.

7. Hot wash bedding and clothing

Another easy way of getting rid of the bugs is by washing the bedding and clothes rigorously. You need to, however, wash the clothes in a temperature that is above 60°C. This will suffocate them, and the wash will help remove the dead bugs and eggs from the clothes and bedding.

This is undoubtedly the easiest, most natural yet powerful remedy to prevent bugs from infesting your house.

8. Use a hot dryer

After the wash, you can dry the clothes and the bedding with a dryer. Set the dryer at a very hot setting. This will let you be doubly sure about the fact that your bed linen is completely treated from bugs.

That’s a wrap on home remedies for bugs that work.

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8 Home Remedies For Bugs That Work
Today, we will be discussing the most effective home remedies for bugs; 8 powerful treatments that actually work.
Riya Roy

Riya Roy

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