Bed bug covers such as the SafeRest Encasement are affordable and make sure bed bugs aren't able to enter and escape from the mattress. 4. Steam the Bed Bugs to Death The fastest way to get rid of bed bugs without using any chemical is to use a steamer. It's important, however, that you don't just use any old steamer.
Remember that when you're looking for bed bugs it's best to find an actual bug to confirm infestations; the signs above are helpful but it's easy to become hyper-vigilant and assume that any general debris is a sign when you're stressed out about bed bugs.
Our guide will make you an insect expert so you'll be able to identify bee, wasp, tick, flea, lice, bed bugs bites and others. TIMESTAMPS How to know a hornet stung you 1:01
A strong, unpleasant, musty odor like that of a wet towel is another common bed bug symptom. Bed bugs release pheromones, and when in large numbers, the smell can be quite strong. Should you find your bedroom smelling like a dirty locker room, you may want to perform an inspection. Remember, bed bugs aren't confined to your home.
It is important to identify what bed bugs look like before you begin treating for the pests, as there are other insects that can be mistaken for bed bugs that require a different treatment plan. The good thing is that bed bugs are visible to the human eye.
How to Build the Bed Bug Trap. Paint the bottom of the litter box white (I used white gloss) so that the trapped bugs are easy to identify. I used fast drying paint and a hair dryer to speed up the process. Once the paint has dried, cut the top of the box off so that edges are straight.