There have been many complaints when people rush to hospitals when they see some sort of rashes or inflammation of the skin fearing they have eczema or chickenpox only to get to know that they have been bitten by a bed bug. Not only the time is being wasted but also money, as there are many remedies for bed bugs, can be done at home.
Before we get to the home remedies for bed bugs, let’s get to know the bite from a bed bug. These bed bugs usually reside in and around beds, mattresses, and pillows. They usually attack or bite humans at night when its dark as their survival depends upon the human blood.
Once they bite a human, they often leave long-lasting marks or short duration rashes on the affected area. The skin gets inflamed, itching starts in no time and the individual is annoyed.
Home Remedies for Bed Bugs Bites
Now that we know the background, let’s get to the some of the most effective home remedies for bed bugs bites:
- Lemon juice: It is known for centuries that the citric content of lemon reduces the itching and cures the irritated skin. Apply lemon juice to the affected area, let it dry and then rub it off with a cotton swab.
- Toothpaste: Many of you must have applied toothpaste on a burnt hand, similarly toothpaste can treat bed bug rashes as it has anti-itch properties. Apply toothpaste twice or thrice until there is no more itching.
- Baking Soda and Water: Baking Soda mixed with water has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, the paste can be applied to the affected area on the skin and it will do wonders in no time.
- Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is known for its medicinal properties and is widely used as a home remedy to get rid of inflammation, rashes and irritation. A small amount of Aloe Vera gel is to be applied to the affected area of the skin and wait for Aloe Vera to do its magic.
- Calamine Lotion: As mentioned earlier, some bad bug bites might leave marks on your skin so in order to prevent those marks and reduce the discomfort a small a few drops of Calamine Lotion can be applied to the affected area where the bed bugs bite. Though you might not have this lotion at the time, it is easily available in Pharmacies and markets.
You can treat bug bites from the above home remedies. However, in order to avoid these bites in future, it is necessary to get a pest spray done on the affected areas. The spray will kill all the active bed bugs but their eggs won’t be affected, so another spray after 15-20 days is advised to kill off the bed bugs that recently hatched but did not give any more eggs until that time. If you would like to learn more about how to overcome this or just want to get yourself a new luxury bed frame, feel free to contact us!