Even the most devoted insect lover draws a line with bed bugs, and everyone is looking for a foolproof way to deal with them. It is very difficult to undermine and eliminate these errors; Its eggs are not affected by toxins and pesticides. So if you call a pest control agency to kill your bed bugs in couch, they will fill your rooms with the harshest pesticides as this is their primary method of pest control and may not completely solve the problem.
You can go back to where you started after spending a night or two in the guest bedroom or on the sofa.
The chemical method is not always the best way to go, especially due to the high concentrations of toxins. They are not only harmful to health but also poison the environment. Fortunately, many herbal and natural remedies are available. Save your children and pets from the toxic effects of these chemicals and help create a cleaner, greener environment.
Detection and identification
The first thing you need to do is detect the presence of bed bugs in your home and make sure that the infestation is correctly identified. They can be very difficult to detect, especially because they can go for months without feeding and are generally nocturnal. They also feed their hosts without the hosts noticing them. If you are bitten by a bed bug, you will notice small red bumps on your back.
In appearance, bed bugs are small, flat, and brown. If you suspect an infection, look at the seams on the couch, couch frames. To see if there are small brown specks of insect faeces they leave behind, or small white specks, which are their eggs.
Herbal remedies for bed bugs
Herbal remedies are much better than expensive chemicals which can also have health effects. A herbal solution can be made to prevent bed bugs from approaching you or your couch. Essential oils are the best choices. They are highly concentrated and the scent itself is enough to dispel pests. These oils are produced through the distillation process and therefore will be very strong even when diluted.
You can make your own bed bug spray recipe by mixing a cup of water and 10 drops each of the essential oils of rosemary, lavender, and eucalyptus. 3 additional drops of clove essential oil are purely optional. Put the solution into a spray bottle and shake well. Sprays are known to work as a great deterrent, even if you try to keep it diluted, as a highly concentrated mixture can stain your couch and cause nausea. Best of all, the sprayer is oil-based, so you don’t have to worry about grease.
Other natural ways to deter bed bugs
Weed bags can keep bed bugs away from your items, delaying them due to the smell. It is a good idea to keep these bags in the drawers where you keep your clothes.
You can make a herbal sachet by mixing one cup of eucalyptus leaves (dried), ten large cloves, and ½ cup of lavender and rosemary buds. Put the mixture into muslin bags, which you can then place at strategic points. It will act as a bed bug deterrent and make your couch smell nice too.