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Woohoo! Bedbugs.

happy91 Member Posts: 101 Pioneering
Hi all good evening. So today I discovered someone new has moved in with me. Bad news is, his name is Bertie the Bedbug and he's gone and brought his family. I've caught two as evidence and sleeping ought to be fun.

Anyone have any advice on home remedies I can do until I get help and support for pest control? Hopefully the charity caring for me will sort it quickly. Does anyone have any personal experience dealing with this? What with chronic pain and mobility issues need all the help I can get on solutions to make me feel better, I realise it will not eradicate the problem. Xx


  • cracker
    cracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
    I Googled it. Apparently it is almost impossible to do it yourself. Your neighbor needs to get an exterminator, too.

    The most you can do is to vacuum everything thoroughly and seal and throw out the bag, also get rid of things that seem infested.

    I hope you get an exterminator in there soon, and do  speak to your landlord about the neighbor. If he doesn't eliminate his, your will come right back,
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    WebMD says:

    Bedbug Treatments

    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 highest dryer setting. Place stuffed animals, shoes, and other items that can't be washed in the dryer and run on high for 30 minutes.
    • Use a stiff brush to scrub mattress seams to remove bedbugs and their eggs before vacuuming.
    • Vacuum your bed and surrounding area frequently. After vacuuming, immediately place the vacuum cleaner bag in a plastic bag and place in garbage can outdoors.
    • Encase mattress and box springs with a tightly woven, zippered cover to keep bedbugs from entering or escaping. Bedbugs may live up to a year without feeding, so keep the cover on your mattress for at least a year to make sure all bugs in the mattress are dead.
    • Repair cracks in plaster and glue down peeling wallpaper to get rid of places bedbugs can hide.
    • Get rid of clutter around the bed.
    If your mattress is infested, you may want to get rid of it and get a new one, but take care to rid the rest of your home of bedbugs or they will infest your new mattress.

    Bedbug Extermination

    While cleaning up infested areas will be helpful in controlling bedbugs, getting rid of them usually requires chemical treatments. Because treating your bed and bedroom with insecticides can be harmful, it is important to use products that can be used safely in bedrooms. Do not treat mattresses and bedding unless the label specifically says you can use them on bedding.

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