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How To Banish Bed Bugs From Your Carpet
To eradicate pesky bed bugs from your carpet, start by spraying your furniture with tea tree oil and shift them away from the infested space.
Next, wash and dry your clothes and other items that can be laundered, as heat will kill bed bugs. Place the leftover items in airtight bags before moving them away.
Sprinkle diatomaceous earth liberally on the carpet and let it sit for at least 24 hours while wearing a mask and keeping your pets away, as the fine powder can irritate the lungs.
The abrasive powder
will dissolve the bugs'
outer, waxy coating and dehydrate them, eventually killing them, though it may take about seven to 17 days for the powder to work.
Vacuum the rug thoroughly to prevent diatomaceous earth or the dead or living bugs from moving away. Clean it two to three times to ensure you get the
bugs and their eggs.
Since these pests remain close to the surface, it will be easy to vacuum them.
Tie up the contents of the vacuum cleaner in an airtight bag and place it outside.
For added security, steam your infested carpet
at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit to kill leftover bugs. Do not hesitate to seek professional help if the infestation doesn't stop.