How to Use Baking Soda to Kill Bed Bugs
Baking soda is a very simple kitchen item, but it can be used for many important purposes. Learn about Benefits of Baking Soda: 21 Useful uses of Baking soda. Also, it can be used for killing bed bugs effectively.
We recommend to kill bed bugs with the help of professional exterminator. So, if you can afford it, try with that. But most people are searching for some inexpensive ways. We are here to help them with a simple DIY (Do It Yourself) method as explained below:
You’ll need the following things to start this method:
01. Baking Soda
02. Vacuum Cleaner
04. Paintbrush & Hard brush
05. Flash light
How to use baking soda
#1. At first identify all the places in your house where bedbugs are supposed to exist. Check carefully each and every corners with a flash light to find dead or live bedbugs, their eggs, husk or dung. These are the symptoms to ensure bedbugs infestation.
#2. Remove all the clutters from infested areas as they are very smart in hiding before your eyes. But never shift the infested things to a good area as it can infest your good area also. Clear all the places before applying baking soda. Use a hard brush to remove sticky clutter if any.
#3. Now keep your paintbrush inside baking soda into a bowl. Spread a thin layer of baking soda with the paintbrush in every places where you find bedbugs infestation. Usually, bed-frame, bed-spring, & mattress are very common place of bedbugs infestation. So, spread it well in all sites of mattress, carpets and any cracks and crevices.
#4. Finally, remove baking soda from all the places after few days or when you ensure that all bedbugs has died. Vacuum cleaner is perfect for this purpose to take out dead bedbugs including baking soda from carpets, cracks and crevices. After few weeks you may need to reapply the same procedure.
Tips & Warning
01. This procedure takes more time, but it’s very simple and economic way to kill bed bugs.
02. It’s very difficult to exterminate bedbugs even with help of professional exterminators, and a lot of toxic chemicals. So, you’ll need to reapply this process several times a year.
03. You should apply this method in all the infested places of the house at a time. Otherwise, your treated area can be re-infested from untreated area, and your total efforts become useless.