If you have to see bed bugs, then you are invariably going to get bit sometime. Children and elderly people are more sensitive to bed bug bites so it is time to thoroughly clean your home and take all precautions you need to get rid of bed bugs permanently. I have discussed many techniques to get rid of bed bugs. Bed bug bites can be extremely itchy, very painful and uncomfortable.
Cinnamon for bed bug bites
Some studies have suggested that cinnamon sprays containing cinnamon leaf oil can repel mosquitoes and other bugs. But researchers put products with?cinnamon and other essential oils?to test and sprayed it directly on bed bugs. The spray doesn?t kill bed bugs. So if you are looking for?natural home remedies to get rid of bed bugs. You should try diatomaceous earth powder and borax. Apart from these, nothing else works on bed bugs unless of course you go for professional extermination. However, cinnamon powder can heal the welts and bite marks caused by mosquitoes, bed bug bites and almost all other bugs. Simply make a paste of cinnamon in a bit of water and apply it to the skin.
Turmeric for bed bug bites is another powerful natural remedy to soothe the pain. It contains cur cumin which is antiseptic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory. To use turmeric, take organic turmeric powder and mix it with some water or coconut oil. Apply the paste on the bites. Cover the paste with a band-aid to prevent turmeric from staining.
Many researchers?have proven that clove oil can effectively be used for treating and preventing mosquito and other insect bites. The euglena compound in clove oil is a strong anti-inflammatory agent. Apply clove oil on the swollen skin to get prompt relief from pain and swelling.
Lavender oil doesn?t repel bed bugs but it can help keep insects like mosquitoes, roaches, gnats, chiggers and flies away. So spraying or diffusing some Lavender essential oil can help your bedroom smell great and also repel most bugs. You could use some lavender oil mixed with some lotion or coconut oil and apply it all over the exposed parts of your body. This might keep bed bugs from biting you at night, but this is?not a foolproof method?of repelling bugs. You can also add a few drops of the oil to your bath water and soak in it.
Peppermint oil is the most effective?second to Lavender essential oil. Apply peppermint oil after diluting it with some lotion or coconut/olive oil. Massage it into the skin before going to bed. Repeat application several times at night as the strong aroma can repel bed bugs and keep them from biting you.
Essential oils for bed bug prevention such as lemongrass oil, citronella oil, and Lavender, Rosemary, Garlic Clove or Cinnamon essential oils have all been studied extensively. Almost all studies have shown one thing- most essential oils do not repel bed bugs fully and you will still end up with bite marks.