You can get rid of bedbugs without an exterminator. here's how

1 in 5 Americans has had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or while traveling. Bedbugs can happen to anyone. -NPMA's 2011 Bed Bugs in America Survey

How to get rid of bed bugs - home remedies that actually work

Bedbugs do not go away on their own. Without action, the infestation only gets worse.

Unfortunately, if you have found one bedbug in your home, it is highly likely that there are more in hiding: bedbugs can lay 1-5 eggs every day and over 500 during their lifetime. It is recommended to begin treating as soon as you find a bedbug.

While professional exterminators can cost from a few hundred to over a thousand dollars, it is possible to treat on your own for much less.

6 steps to get rid of bedbugs FOR GOOD.

Here's how:

Step 1: Use bedbug interceptors.

This simple, inexpensive device helps isolate your bed from new bedbugs, and keeps bedbugs from spreading to other parts of the house.

Step 2: Use a BugLock system on your bed

Bed bugs trapped inside will starve to death, and new bed bugs cannot move in.

Step 3: Launder all bedding

Wash and dry all bed fabrics on high heat for at least 40 minutes.

Step 4: Apply CimeXa

Cimexa (Amorphous silica gel) is a desiccant, or a non-poison treatment that kills bugs by adhering to their exoskeleton and dehydrating them. ASGs are fatal to bed bugs but not harmful to humans when applied in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.

Step 5: Steam clean anything that cannot be laundered

This is the most inexpensive option and is effective at treating fabrics or materials that cannot be laundered.

Step 6: Vacuum all rugs

Vacuum up a small quantity of CiMexa to ensure all captured insects die within the vacuum. Empty after cleaning.

Fact: The following urban myths are considered ineffective methods of bed bug home treatment:

  • Over the counter foggers
  • Boric acid
  • Sonic repellent devices
  • Rubbing alcohol
By following these 6 steps carefully and exactly, it is 100% possible to get rid of bed bugs without using an exterminator.

Remember, the 3 most important steps are:

Good luck!

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