How to Kill Bed Bugs with Dettol and Detergent
How to Kill Bed Bugs with Dettol and Detergent? Bedbugs treatment starts with inspecting your bed and ends with killing them successfully and preventing them from re-infestation. Before starting to apply any method of killing bedbugs, identify the places of infestation by inspecting thoroughly your beds, mattresses, box spring, linen, furniture and sofa, etc. Keep notes of all the infestations.
To get better results, you can use a flashlight, and lens for an enhanced look and you should know the sizes and shapes of bedbugs including symptoms of a bedbug infestation. Remember, Live or dead bedbugs, their skins and eggs, red spots on the bedsheet, and mattress prove their infestation and rusty smell for a serious infestation. Although another symptom is bedbug bites, usually, it takes a long time to appear in the body, and for some persons, it may not appear at all.
After confirming the infestation, remove all the clutters from the infected places before applying any treatment. Don’t move clutters to a good area as it will spread the infestation in your good area also. Instead, keep all the clutters in plastic bags, then wash them with laundry detergent and baking soda mixture. Finally, dry them at the highest temperature of the dryer.
Now you are ready to prepare the home remedy:
Take a spray bottle or buy it from any general shop if you don’t have one. Open the nozzle and drop 1 cup of normal water into the bottle with a funnel. Then add 1 Tablespoon of washing powder or laundry detergent, and 1 tablespoon of Dettol with it.
Close the bottle with a nozzle and then shake it well up to 1 minute and thoroughly to make a better solution. Now spray the solution in infected areas to kill bed bugs and their eggs in a natural way. As it’s very difficult to get rid of bed bug infestation even with the help of a pest control professional, you have to apply this method again after a few weeks and several times a year. Although it seems very time-consuming, the easiest and most economic way to kill bed bugs, and you can avoid a lot of toxic chemicals.