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.

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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

Detergent Powder

Water Heater

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 further prevents bed bugs from recolonizing.

this method worked for me really well and i hope it will work for you too.

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    2 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 :(


    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.

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    3 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.

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you so much. I really appreciate your contribution to this ?