Introduction: Bed Bug Removal
Well everybody knows that bed bugs can become a serious
headache.specially at night.and the worst part is, they are really difficult to get rid of.once you think they are gone "kaboof" they re-appear out of nowhere.well, i myself have been having some issues with bed bugs recently and tried my best to get rid of them. i tried bug spray but didn't work out well.even they seem to be gone, they come out at night.not only at night whenever you lie in bed.
Step 1: Sleepless Nights and Stained Sheets
Bed bugs cause stains on your bed sheets which cannot be removed and those stains stink too which is gross.
I am a university student who lives in a hostel and our beds are steel framed ones.(so i cannot guarantee 100% that this will work well on all types of bed frames)
I had to figure out to do something about this bug issue with the limited resources available.So i believe someone who is in my situation will find this useful even this is not a serious, tech related instructable :). i found all the images used here on the internet and i do not own any copyrights of them.
Step 2: What You Need
A Hard Brush
You will be needing a lot of hot water so better find a reliable and safe power source too.and do this on a sunny day because the bed and the mattress both need to be dried well.
Step 3: The Very First Thing Is the Mattress
First thing you have to do is to remove the mattress and the mattress cover.
Once you remove the mattress take the bed outside to a spacious area.
Put the mattress to dry well out in the sun and wash the mattress cover well.
Optional : when you put the mattress to dry,sprinkle some detergent power ( a very thin layer ) on the mattress if you and pour some hot water on it only if you can. you have to do this only if there is sunlight enough to dry your mattress or if you are good sleeping on the floor for one or two days.
Step 4: The Bed Frame
Once the mattress is removed, the bed frame can be then cleaned.
Pour boiling water on all corners of the bed frame .every single corner should be poured and washed.once you are done pouring water,brush every corner with the hard brush.put the detergent in water and use it as the cleaning agent.
Once the bed frame is done drying bring it inside and put detergent powder on all the corners and the borders of the bed.put powder along the bed rail, frame slats and connecting corners.
Step 5: Final Step
Once the bed frame is done its time to put everything together.
Its better if you can use a plywood sheet ( the size of the mattress ) to put between the mattress and the bed frame.it further prevents bed bugs from recolonizing.
this method worked for me really well and i hope it will work for you too.
Tip 3 years ago
Recently I think I got at least a pair of male and female
bed bugs in my clothing, with having sat on a dentist's couch for a quick tooth
treatment, unwittingly I brought them to my once a week over-night room away
First I noticed that I had a red spot on my groin, I didn't give it any
attention, then more red spots appeared as I had to stay more times in my once
a week over-night room away from home.
I started to read about bed bugs in the web, in particular how to free myself
from them while I sleep in bed.
My conclusion was to buy a piece of polypropylene plastic sheeting from a roll
of 80 inches by 120 inches, and cover the whole bed, including the bed-heads down
to the floor space occupied by the bed.
Is that effective to prevent the beg bugs from getting to me, when next time around
once a week I will sleep on it, after I shall have covered it, completely down
to the floor with the big plastic sheeting: because the bed bugs cannot pierce through
with their proboscis the plastic sheeting, to get to me, although they can
pierce through human skin.
What do your guys here say?
Reply 2 years ago
Hey there, not sure if you have since gotten rid of your bed bugs, but I thought I would throw a little bit of information your way.
If you are sealing them in, you need to make sure they cannot get out, has to be absolutely seal proof (which is why there are mattress covers dedicated for them, but you do have to be careful which one you purchase as some will rip easily and then defeat the purpose of having them). Bed bugs can and will live up to a year without a food source so once you have them sealed in, you need to keep it sealed for a year without removing the encasement.
Also, I recommend not to think they are just in beds. I've seen multiple cases where people assume they only are just in bed and they have actually moved to other areas of the home.
If you can, look into pest controls for chemical methods on killing them. Most companies come with guarentees on removing them.
6 years ago
Zippered mattress covers that are stated to be bug proof keep them from re-infesting the mattress. not the elastic corner ones(useless). Then you can wash the cover. Don't forget your pillows too. after washing, throw them in the dryer until they hit 120 degrees, kills the eggs. all your clothes too. Now I just need to know how to get them out of my leather computer chair :(
7 years ago
Thanks for sharing. So far I have been lucky enough to never have to deal with need bugs. But it is good to know how.
Reply 7 years ago
You are almost welcome
7 years ago
When you get the bed done, put double sided tape on the feet of the bed. I guarantee they aren't just in the bed. Also if the boiling water thing isn't working try a steamer.
Reply 7 years ago
Thank you so much. I really appreciate your contribution to this ?