Patient Comments: Bed Bugs - Treatments

Were you able to effectively treat and rid your home of bed bugs?

Comment from: qt4u2c, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 13

I got rid of bed bugs with a food grade product called Diatomaceous Earth DE. It is safe , non toxic , and very very cheap. You can buy it at feed and grain stores. Google it and read about it and learn all the benefits of it. It was the only thing that got rid of the bed bugs , fleas and ticks as well.

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Comment from: Stephanie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 21

I am a property manager. I have found that the most effective way to kill bed bugs is by heating the home or apartment to 140 degrees for 24 hours. It can be dangerous though, you have to rent heaters to heat the home and keep checking to prevent a fire. It is also difficult with someone living in the home since they can have items that can be damaged by heat. I hope this helps.

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Comment from: oldremedies, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

The bedbugs were biting my legs from the knee down. Before going to bed I covered my legs from the knee down with a generous coating of baby oil. (Don't rub the baby oil in. Just let it set on top of your skin). During the night the bed bugs got stuck in the oil and took in the oil instead of my blood and they died. The next morning there were many bed bugs dead on my skin and in the bed. I brushed them off. It took 3 nights of coating my legs to get them all.

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Comment from: Bugged!, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 29

We went to a water park hotel Easter weekend of 2011 and didn't realize we brought home bedbugs with us until July. My poor little toddler was getting eaten alive. We burned the mattress and box spring and made sure all of our beds had bed bug rated encasements. We bug bombed our house on a regular basis and used several different sprays specified for bedbugs, and heated the rooms up to over 100 degrees for most of a day. We used lavender soap to help repel. Well it is now February, 2012, and we still have the little pests.

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Comment from: coco, Female Published: December 12

I got rid of my bed bugs by going to a feed store (animal) and bought Diatomaceous Earth. Sprinkled it all over and took a squeeze pointed bottle and put it all around the baseboards in my 3000 square ft home, even sprinkled it on the furniture. Will not harm you, kids or pets. Trust me it works just as long as you don't get it wet. Also, before you vacuum put some DE in it. I've had no problems and haven't seen any bugs. It is not expensive to buy.

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Comment from: joanirvine, 55-64 Female Published: August 02

I have contacted bed bugs from a motel in Belleville Ontario. I have gotten treatment from family Dr and bed and house pray from drug store was treated for a few weeks as poison ivy that just kept getting worse with a very itchy red rash and many bites all over my body. Just bought a new box spring and mattress two months before all of this. I got a few bites while at this motel and thought it was mosquito bites as we were out that night. Now we think it is all under control after treating and spaying and bleach the floors a lot of work to get under control.

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Comment from: Yilkes2010, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 18

Bed Bugs hate heat. We used a hair blow dryer to get rid of the bugs. We blew beds, mattress, and outlet with the heat from the dryer and it was like spraying Raid on roaches. Very affective, but very time consuming. It took about 6 months to rid our 3 bedroom home of the bed bugs. Good luck!

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Comment from: just askin, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 15

I would like to know what is the best insecticide that you can buy to get rid of bed bugs I bought the mattress cover, but I want to make sure that I'm rid of them. Any help is highly appreciated.

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