Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.
It does not matter how great of a job you do at keeping your house clean since anybody can run into a problem with bed bugs. These pets get into your home by sneaking into it, not because of your living conditions. They may find a way in through luggage that you brought to a hotel or attach themselves to your clothing after riding public transportation. If you now have bed bugs and don't want to use chemicals right away to kill them, be aware of these natural treatments to get rid of these pests.
Use a Clothes Dryer
All clothing that you think could be infested with bed bugs should go through the clothes dryer. While you can wash clothes in hot water, the heat from the dryer for a prolonged period of time is really going to be what kills them. This is a great natural method to use because it doesn't require any chemicals aside from the laundry detergent used to wash your clothes.
Steam Clean Beds
Bed bugs don't like heat. While it is easy to put clothing in the dryer to kill off bed bugs that could be hiding in them, it's a different matter when dealing with a huge mattress. You'll want to treat your mattresses by using a commercial steam cleaning machine. This gets much hotter than consumer-grade equipment and will get rid of the bugs hiding in the folds of the fabric of your mattress.
Some items are hard to wash, like shoes that will never be the same once they go through a washing machine. Thankfully, another method to kill bed bugs is with extremely cold temperatures. Simply put items into the bottom of your deep freezer where the temperature is the coldest, and after several days, the bed bugs hiding inside will be dead.
Use Essential Oils
You may not be aware that certain smells, like lavender, can be capable of treating bed bugs. The aromas are cable of killing bed bugs, as well as killing their eggs that could be left behind. It is best to place these oils in places where bed bugs could be hiding or traveling, such as along the baseboards of your home.
When these methods are not working, you may need to resort to chemicals. Reach out to local bed bug removal companies today to learn more. The extermination process is more involving, but it is worth it if it gets the job done.