What can I do at home to deal with bed bugs? EcoSMART offers the safest, most effective Do-It-Yourself products for dealing with bed bugs.
If you suspect you have an infestation, see our Bed Bug 101 page for tips and information. Check out our Hiding Places page to locate problem areas and then apply our Bed Bug Killer for Cracks and Crevices and our Bed Bug Killer for Mattresses and Carpets in the appropriate areas.
If you don’t have an infestation, our products are ideal for PREVENTION. Follow use instructions on the labels and feel safe and protected.
EcoSMART offers the first complete line of safe and effective, do-it-yourself bed bug control products. Its patented blends of essential plant oils have been proven effective even against pesticide resistant strains of bed bugs in independent laboratory testing. EcoSMART’s unique new product line provides complete bed bug control in the home and while traveling (where many bed bug infestations originate).
Bed Bug Killer for
Cracks & Crevices
Specifically designed to be used in the tiny cracks and crevices in and around your bedroom where bed bugs love to hide.
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Bed Bug Killer for Mattresses & Carpets
For use on both mattresses and carpets as either a spot treatment or as an area treatment. Kills adult bed bugs and prevents hatching of their eggs.
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How to Prevent Bed Bugs from Infesting Your Home
If you want to get rid of bed bugs, first and foremost you must clean! Clean thoroughly! And get rid of the clutter, especially in the bedroom. Remove items they can use to hide behind or beneath, such as pictures, posters and area rugs.
Vacuuming is another effective way to physically remove bed bugs and the dirt that provides them with shelter. Thoroughly vacuum infested areas every day. Vacuum all sides of the mattress and box springs (including the void area under box springs), concentrating on seams, creases, folds and around tufts or buttons. Vacuum the carpet/floors, the bed frame, the baseboards , inside and under furniture, upholstery, etc. Vacuum the floors every other day! Empty the vacuum bag immediately, place in a sealed plastic bag and put in an outdoor trash can (if possible, first spray contents of bag with EcoSMART Bed Bug Killer).
Clean Bed Linens
Because bedbugs are sensitive to extreme temperatures, toss your sheets, pillowcases, bed skirt, blankets and mattress pad into the wash, then kill the bugs by placing the clothes in a hot dryer for 20 minutes.
Tend To Piles of Clothes
Piles of clothes make good bed bug hiding places. Do not throw clothes on the floor or leave them piled up on the bed. Use a clothes hamper for dirty clothes until you are ready to launder. Do not let the hamper remain full of clothes more than five days. When the hamper is empty, spray with EcoSMART Travel Repellent. Make dirty clothes a difficult place for bugs to hide.
Isolate Your Bed
Move your bed away from the wall and make sure the linens, bed skirt and blanket don’t touch the floor. This will make it harder for bed bugs to crawl into your bed. You should also consider using a mattress protector (a plastic, zippered cover that full encloses your mattress) that will trap any bed bugs hiding inside…and keep it on for at least 1 year!
Try to eliminate possible shelters for bed bugs by sealing cracks and crevices you find during your inspection. Caulk around window and door casings, along baseboards, etc. Also repair peeling wallpaper and tighten loose light switch plates.
Attend to Pets
Keep pets off the bed! Fluffy kittens or dogs are bed bug attractors. Get pets their own bed. Vacuum and air out the pet bedding often.
Use Non-Toxic Pesticides
Use only pesticides clearly labeled for use on bed bugs. Do NOT use a pesticide on a mattress unless the label clearly states you can. READ ALL PRODUCT LABELS CAREFULLY! If you have a bed bug problem, try to use safe pesticides like EcoSMART’s Bed Bug products for home and travel.