Aside from insecticides, there are few proven ways to get rid of bedbugs. The use of chemical products found in the home and other household methods have varying degrees of success. Bedbugs bury deep into furniture, cracks, holes and crevices in floors and walls. The use of some household products that might have the desired effect requires the additional step of ensuring the bedbugs cannot escape from the treated areas.
Things You'll Need
- 90 percent Alcohol
- Diatomaceous earth
- Boric acid
- Talcum powder
Spray infested areas with undiluted 90 percent alcohol.
Add 1/2 cup of borax to 1 gallon of water. Spray the solution along the seams, around buttons and into any tears in mattresses or upholstered furniture.
Carefully sprinkle diatomaceous earth, boric acid or talcum powder into cracks or holes and around entry points to areas in which bedbugs might take refuge. Apply a sealant, such as caulk, to the cracks or holes.
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