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How do you get rid of bed bugs naturally?

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To get rid of bed bugs naturally, launder the linens, vacuum the room, spray it with biodegradable insecticide, install bed bug interceptors, and cover the mattress with a bed bug bag. This six-hour method requires a vacuum, laundry machines, garbage bags, natural insecticide, a mattress bag and bed bug interceptors.

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  1. Strip and launder the linens

    Strip the bed, and remove the curtains. Place the textiles in a double bag, and launder them in very hot water. Let them soak for 30 minutes, then remove the bags, discard the inner bag, replace the outer one, and dry the textiles on the dryer's hottest setting.

  2. Vacuum the room

    Vacuum the mattress, carpet, window sills and all other surfaces in the affected room. When you finish, immediately bring the vacuum outside, and dispose of its contents. This prevents the bugs from re-entering the building.

  3. Treat hard surfaces

    Spray non-toxic, biodegradable insecticide over the hard surfaces in the affected room. Follow the manufacturer's application instructions.

  4. Install bed bug interceptors

    Install bed bug interceptors on the legs of the bed, and ensure that the bed is at least 1 inch away from the walls.

  5. Cover the mattress with a bed bug bag

    Zip an impermeable bed bug bag around the mattress, and put the bed linens back on.

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