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Liquid lecithin applied to bedsores may heal ulcers, after first cleaning with diluted hydrogen peroxide.
|Bean Plant - The bean plant leaf traps and kills bed bugs - http://www.naturalnews.com|
|Myrrh is used to treat skin ulcers per Rodales' The Prevention Total Health System - Everyday Health Hints|
|Placing infested linen/clothing/toys in clothes dryer will kill bed bugs at the 120 degree heat. 4/14/2009 NPR RADIO http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103091338|
"One of the most effective ways to expose bed bugs to
for the purpose of eradication is to use steam vapor cleaning. Bed bugs
are not limited to mattress and bedding. They infest the carpets,
curtains, walls and anywhere they can get a foothold. So steam
cleaning the mattress, carpet, curtains and even the walls and other
surfaces will go a long way to permanently removing them. You cannot
leave it at that, however. You will also need to wash all bedding and
any clothes or items which could be infected.
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The DIY method for bed bug removal should ideally involve multiple approaches used at the same time as bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eradicate.
1st, try BontaiGard, a product that contains a special type of fungus (Beauvaria bassiana) which kills bed bugs (1).
This fungus grows naturally in soils throughout the world and acts as a parasite to bed bugs eventually killing them.
This is NOT an overnight solution but effectively works over time. Note that this fungus is safe for people
although those with mold allergies should consult with their practitioner before using. (Perhaps best for damp basements or garages.)
Next, try CimeXa, a nontoxic insecticide dust made of engineered silica powder which is more effective than diatomaceous earth.
The exoskeleton of the bed buds is scratched by the dust when they crawl over it, which causes them to quickly dehydrate and die.
CimeXa will remain viable for up to 10 years as long as the conditions are not damp and it is left undisturbed (perhaps under beds).
How to Trap Bed Bugs - Finally, you can use the trapping method.
Bed bugs locate their human hosts via attraction to carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted during exhalation.
This can be used to trap them for easy elimination. There are two ways to accomplish this.
1st, you can make homemade CO2 traps for less than $20 (see video or written instructions for how to make using a yeast ferment).
2nd method is perhaps a little easier. Just buy a small hunk of dry ice, which is frozen carbon dioxide that emits the gaseous form as it melts.
Find companies that make dry ice in your area and most will be happy to sell you a chunk for a reasonable price.
By the way, using dry ice to get rid of ticks in your home works too as ticks are also attracted to CO2.
Place the dry ice in a glass bowl that has a paper towel or cloth wrapped around it for the bed bugs to easily climb up on.
Slide the bowl under the bed or whereever you suspect the bed bugs are hiding.
The bed bugs will climb up the side of the bowl on the fabric, fall into the bowl and be unable to escape.
Repeat process as necessary until all bed bugs have been removed.
Note that one pound of dry ice will last for about 5-8 hours at room temperature.
If you absolutely cannot find any company in your area that makes dry ice, you can buy a machine to make it (this is one of the cheapest).
While a bit pricey, itís certainly less expensive than calling in the professionals for 2-3 treatments.
(This might be a good machine and annual routine for cleaning company or for hotel staff.
2nd when using dry ice one needs to honor all precautions, so as NOT to freeze fingers, etc.)1