Herbal Health Care: Bed Bug Repellents

bed bug bites

So here is how to get rid of them

You can kill bed bugs in your linens by popping bedding, draperies and clothing in the dryer. Bed bugs don't like heat. Twenty to twenty five minutes in the dryer or an afternoon on the clothesline on a hot day will do it. Many strong smelling herbal preparations will work to repel bed bugs. These include: rosemary, lavender, thyme and eucalyptus.

Herbal Bed Bug Spray Insecticide

This spray will act as a good deterrent. In higher concentrations, it might stain clothing and bedding, and could even cause headaches and nausea, so don't increase the essential oil concentrations unless you plan on being out of the room overnight and have stripped the bed. Oh, and the term essential oil is a misnomer. The liquid isn't oil based so don't worry about greasy residue.

Bed Bug Spray Recipe 1 Cup Water 10 drops lavender essential oil 10 drops rosemary essential oil 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil 10 drops essential oil of clove Place in a fine mist spray bottle, and shake well before using.

Garlic has a very strong smell and will keep bed bugs at bay 12 cloves of garlic crushed 2 bay leaves 2 tsp rosemary 2 cups of water Spray Bottle put everything in a glass jar and let it steep about 6 hours - overnight Strain the infusion and put it in a spray bottle and spray the affected area. this also works against Ants too and Roaches

Herbal Pesticides for Bed Bugs - Mint and Lavender

These pleasing herbs are deadly to bed bugs. Make a mint and lavender tea as a go green natural pesticide for bed bugs. Spray baseboards, cracks and crevices with the tea. This is also nice to use on mattresses, pillows and bed covers. The fresh scent of lavender keeps bugs away as it floats you to sleep. A lavender and mint sachet works great under the pillow or between mattress and box springs as a go green natural bug pesticide.

Herbal Pesticides for Bed Bugs - Garlic, Cayenne and Oregano These potent natural pesticides fight bed bugs with their pungent aroma. Put a couple cloves of garlic and a tablespoon each of cayenne powder and oregano in a tea ball or cheesecloth. Simmer in a pot of boiling water. Pour into a spray bottle when cooled. Spray baseboards, cracks and crevices in the whole house to keep bed bugs at bay. These spices can be placed between mattress and box springs to discourage infestation.

Herbal Pesticides for Bed Bugs - Tea Tree Oil and other Skin Repellents

Slather on homemade formulations using essential oils before bed. These natural go green pesticides are safe to apply to the the skin. Simply mix 10 drops of essential oil with cup olive oil and use as a lotion. Essential oils that work best are tea tree, oregano, and lavender. Bed bugs often bite between toes. Put a generous amount of these go green pesticides all over the feet, legs and toes. The added bonus to these natural pesticides is their skin softening and healing properties.

Bed bugs can be treated with the use of diatomaceous earth and boric acid. mix 1/2 cup Diatomaceous earth and 1/2 cup Boric acid powder Please use gloves when doing this sprinkle the powder on the bed under the mattress under the bed in the corners of the room Borax treatment mix 1/2 cup borax yes the detergent 3 cups of water let this solution dissolve put it in a spray bottle and spray the bed , Mattress and under the bed and corners of the bed and room Bed bugs can be steamed out of your carpeting and mattresses. Vacuum the area thoroughly and then go over it with a handheld steamer. Try three applications over the course of a week. For some added killing power, fill the steamer with a couple of drops of lavender essential oil. If you've been bitten by a bed bug, stop the itching by applying a slice of raw potato to the bite. Willow leaves and comfrey (Symphytum uplandica) will help too.

Bed Bug Herb Sachet 1 1 Cup dried Eucalyptus leaves 1/2 Cup dried rosemary 1/2 Cup dried lavender buds 10 Large cloves

Bed Bug Herb Sachet 2 1 Cup loose-leaf black walnut tea Cup dried eucalyptus leaves Cup dried lavender buds Cup dried thyme 2 Bay leaves Bed Bug Herb Sachet 3 1 cup dried or fresh rosemary Cup dried eucalyptus leaves Cup dried Cedar Cup Coffee grounds Cup dried thyme

Black walnut is also a good bed bug repellent. You can usually find it in tea form at your local health food store.

Keeping a clean house and clean bed and washing sheets and blankets often is key to keeping them from becoming and infestation

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