People experience bed bug bites in different ways. Some people are fortunate enough to not experience any adverse reaction to bed bug bites in any way at all. According to WebMD, as many as one in three people experience no reaction to bed bites whatsoever.
For those that do experience the itchy, painful bed bug bites, we wanted to try and recommend some home remedies for easing the irritation and reducing the visibility associated with bed bug bites. If left untreated, repeated scratching can result in infection, and in certain cases, permanent scarring.
Aloe Vera is one of nature’s cure all solutions for inflammation, itching, or burning. It does wonders for all sorts of skin reactions to bed bug bites, and can help greatly with bed bug bites as well.
Directions: Apply aloe vera gel, or gel directly from a half inch section of an aloe vera plant directly to the affected site of the bed bug bite. Allow to dry and remain in place for 1 hour. Repeat as needed.
Witch Hazel has a number of wonderful tannins that act as a natural astringent, preventing infection, and has a great cooling effect that reduces the itching sensation associated with bed bug bites.
Directions: Place 1 TBSP of witch hazel into a glass, and apply directly to the affected site of the bed bug bite with a cotton swab. For added effect, allow the cotton swab to remain on the site for a period of 5 minutes before removing. Repeat as needed.
For temporary relief of itchiness and swelling associated with bed bug bites, a cold compress or ice pack can be used.
Directions: Place 6 to 10 ice cubes in a plastic bag, wrap in a towel, and place directly on the affected site of the bed bug bite. Repeat as needed.
Lemon juice is a wonderful natural astringent that can prevent infection, and doubles as a natural anti-inflammatory agent that can reduce swelling from bed bug bites. Be mindful of any bed bug bite locations that have been scratched excessively, as lemon juice may cause a stinging sensation when applied.
Directions: Place 1 TBSP of lemon juice into a small glass, and apply directly to the affected site of the bed bug bite with a Q-Tip, or cotton swab. Allow to dry before rinsing. Repeat as needed.
The acidic properties in apple cider vinegar has fantastic anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and can function similar to that of lemon juice. In the same manner, be mindful of any bed bug bite locations that have been scratched excessively, as vinegar may cause a stinging sensation when applied.
Directions: Place 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar (feel free to substitute other vinegar in a pinch) into a small glass, and apply directly to the affected site of the bed bug bite with a Q-Tip, or cotton swab. Allow to dry before rinsing. Repeat as needed.
Baking soda does a wonderful job of neutralizing the acidic chemicals associated with bed bug bites and also reduces some of the swelling associated with your bodies reaction.
Directions: Moisturize 1 TBSP of baking soda with 1 TBSP of water to form a paste, and apply directly to the affected site. Allow to dry slightly and rinse off. Repeat as needed.
Some additional over the counter remedies include calamine lotion which can be applied directly to bed bug bites, or even Benadryl, which is a great antihistamine which alleviates the itching and swollen reaction commonly experienced from bed bug bites.
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TRS Extermination specializes in Bed Bug Heat Treatment using the latest and greatest technology available. The extermination process used is the most affordable and effective solution to kill bed bugs, guaranteed. The treatment is quick, efficient, and completed in approximately 6-8 hours. Your home — and most importantly your family — will be 100% bed bug free in less than one (1) day!
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TRS Extermination offers two effective treatments for eliminating bed bug infestations. While both treatment options are effective, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of each treatment to decide what is best for your situation. The biggest determining factors you will want to consider are your budget and your patience for ending your bed bug problem.
Our helpful staff will be glad to help walk you through your options and help you choose the right solution!
Bed bugs gone in 1 visit
Kills all stages of the bed bug lifecyle
Treating bed bug infestations with thermal is a 1-day process to completely eliminate your bed bug infestation. Heat treatments kill all stages of the bed bug life cycle, and can have you bed bug free as soon as the treatment is done.
This process takes approximately 6-8 hours (depending on the size of your home). While it is completely non-toxic your family and pets must stay out of the house while the treatment is in progress.
Heat treatment is the best option for those wanting to immediately rid themselves of a bed bug infestation.
1 Hour application time
14 days to be “bed bug free”
50% less than Thermal Remediation
Unlike heat treatments, our Aprehend spray treatment takes around 2 weeks to completely kill all of the bed bugs in your home. This treatment method involves spraying Aprehend in areas where bed bugs like to hide.
Bed bugs must cross the sprayed areas in order to be eliminated. Because the bed bugs reproduce quickly, you will have to wait for any eggs to hatch and those nymph’s to walk through the treated areas before they are killed.
During this 14-day period, you will continue to see bed bugs in your home.
The benefit to the Aprehend treatment is the price. The typical Aprehend bed bug treatment is 50% less than the cost of thermal remediation.
Unlike some other insects, finding you have bed bugs is not a statement on the cleanliness of your home. Bed bugs don’t care if your home is clean or dirty or if you are rich or poor — all they want it to live around you and feed on you for dinner. Discovering you have bed bugs need not induce panic. Follow some simple tips and your experience will be more pleasant than if you ignore your bed bug problem.
TRS Extermination offers a free bug identification service. Simply text us a picture of the bug you found to 513-604-6332 and we will help you know what pesters you.
Most importantly, call a professional bed bug exterminator at the first sign of bed bugs. The sooner you contact a professional who can kill all the bed bugs and their eggs in one visit, the sooner you will be bed bug free. Next, realize bed bugs will probably be found throughout your home, so don’t throw away your mattress, bedding, or any other furniture. Thirdly, prepare for a bed bug treatment by eliminating clutter on and around furniture and throughout your home. Lastly, relax (as best you can) and know relief is on the way!
Thermal Remediation Specialists will guide you through the simple and effective process.
If you believe that you have found bed bugs in your home then it is important to have a confirmation completed as soon as possible so that we can identify where they are and if they have spread to any other areas of your home. Please take a bed bug photo with your cell phone and text it to us at 513-604-6332.
We will email a simple preparation checklist to you that will explain how to prepare your home for treatment.
We help you every step of the way!
We use only the best products to treat your home. All of our products are EPA approved. Our Integrated Pest Management approach helps to ensure that the bed bugs are eliminated. We stand behind our treatments by warranting our work.
Pest infestations can cause major issues, don’t put your family in jeopardy!
Pest infestations can cause major issues, don’t put your family in jeopardy!