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How we can effectively get rid of bed bugs?

woman making a bed and checking for bed bugs to ensure safety and comfort

Beyond disrupting our sleep, bed bugs can become a maddening presence that invades our homes and personal space. These minuscule nocturnal pests leave behind itchy bites and a persistent sense of unease. In this article, we delve into the realm beyond sleep, and let’s explore the effective ways to get rid of them.

1. Wash bedding with hot water regularly

Regularly clean mattresses, sheets, pillowcases, and pillow covers by washing them in hot water and drying them at high temperatures. Bed bugs cannot survive in temperatures above 46 degrees Celsius, so using a washing machine or dryer at 60 degrees Celsius or higher is recommended to ensure elimination.

placing bed sheets into a washing machine, ensuring cleanliness and elimination of bed bugs

2. Choose natural bed bug spray

Use natural bed bug products to spray on clothing, curtains, bedding, etc. These products do not contain harmful chemicals, are environmentally friendly, and pose no harm to humans.

homemade natural lavender bed bug repellent

3. Use homemade natural bed bug repellent

Bed bugs dislike the scent of lavender, lemongrass, and peppermint. You can add a few drops of these essential oils to your bedsheets and pillowcases, or place lavender sachets or dried lemon peels on the bed to repel bed bugs.

4. Use bed protectors made from natural materials

Bed protectors made from natural materials have effective mite and bed bug prevention functions. They can prevent bed bugs from entering mattresses and pillows, and fully encase bedding, reducing the risk of bed bug infestation. For example, the Hefel Dust Mite Pillow Protector, extra dense cotton twill to prevent dust mites, these sumptuously soft pillow protectors are coated with an aloe vera finish for extra comfort. These protectors are lightweight and portable, making them convenient for travel and keeping you away from bed bugs in different accommodation settings.

pillow protectors made from natural materials with bed bug prevention functions

Rest easy with these pillow protectors from HEFEL. Made from extra dense cotton twill to prevent dust mites, these sumptuously soft pillow protectors are coated with an aloe vera finish for extra comfort. 

Material: 100% cotton twill * Made from extra dense cotton twill * Designed to prevent dust mites * Aloe Vera finish * Made in Austria * Machine washable

cleaning the bedroom, floors, and carpets which may harbor bed bugs

5. Maintain cleanliness in the environment

Keep the room clean and tidy by regularly vacuuming and cleaning floors, carpets, and furniture, which may harbor bed bugs.

6. Apply powder to wooden furniture

Apply residual powder in hidden areas and crevices, such as bed frames and baseboards. Bed bugs will carry the powder back to their nesting areas, spreading the insecticide to other individuals. Diatomaceous earth (DE) powder, a natural option recommended by Consumer Council and Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, can penetrate the bodies of bed bugs and cause them to dehydrate, particularly effective against adult bugs. 

7. Conduct Vacuum treatment

Pre-emptively add some insecticide to the collection bag of the vacuum cleaner to kill the bed bugs trapped inside. Pay attention to vacuuming areas such as wallpapers, walls, bed frames, wardrobes, clothing, bedding, sofas, and curtains to capture any escaping bed bugs.

Performing a deep clean for bed bugs upon the mattress

However, if your situation with bed bugs is more severe or if you have further inquiries, it is highly recommended to seek a pest control company/expert help. Beyond Sleep team is also here to provide some advice to address your specific needs. Bid farewell to the discomfort of itchy bites and persistent unease as you take the necessary steps to eliminate bed bugs from your home. Contact us today for further assistance and to regain control over your living space.

Beyond Sleep, a sustainable sleep concept store for discerning sleepers who look for a journey to quality sleep. We aim for offering you the best-selected bedding products including mattresses, sustainable beds, mattress toppers, mattress protectors, pillows, pillow cases, bed linens, bed sheets, duvets, duvet covers, eco comforters, eco towels, bedding accessories, and other sleep-aided products, made from natural and sustainable materials which on one hand guarantee your sleeping quality; on the other hand, ensure we are acting as a force for good in aspects of community and environment as well.

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