Don't live with this stressful problem, and don't spend thousands replacing your mattress or paying an exterminator to perform a treatment that you can do yourself for less. Here's how you can get rid of bed bugs in just 4 easy steps: Stop the Biting. The first goal in a bed bug treatment is to stop bed bugs from biting you while you sleep.
Getting rid of bedbugs begins with cleaning up the places where bedbugs live. This should include the following: Clean bedding, linens, curtains, and clothing in hot water and dry them on the
A mild steroid cream or antihistamine can help relieve itchy bites. You might need antibiotics for worse reactions - see your GP if you experience pain, redness, swelling or other signs of
Treatment for bed bug bites In most cases, bedbug bites get better within one to two weeks. To relieve symptoms, it may help to: Apply anti-itch cream or calamine lotion to bites.
Use foggers (bug bombs) only with extreme care and only if bed bugs are listed on the label. Improper use can harm your health or cause a fire or explosion. Foggers should not be your only method of bed bug control. The spray will not reach the cracks and crevices where bed bugs hide. See Should I Use a Fogger? for more information.
Moisturize the bug bite scars regularly with a heavy-duty lotion, such as cocoa butter or shea butter. Avoid scented lotions, which may irritate the skin. Exfoliate the bug bite scars daily. Rub them firmly with a hard loofah or a liquid scrub in circular motions.