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10 Ways to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Naturally

Bed bugs are small insects that would feed on the blood of animals and humans. Usually active at night, they tend to hide in dark crevices and spots in our houses, such as beds and mattresses. Due to their small sizes, it can be hard to spot them with the naked eye. Though their bites are typically harmless, they would be uncomfortable and itchy. Below are 10 simple and natural ways to help you get rid of bed bugs.

Herbs and Plants

A simple and natural way to deter bed bugs is to grow plants and herbs around your living space. Many species like rosemary, mint, lavender, and eucalyptus can give off smells that many insects hate. If you do not have a garden to grow them, it is also possible to purchase dried herbs and place them around your house. Consider tying up bundles and hanging them inside the wardrobe, linen closet, dresser, or other areas that bed bugs often live. Replace them once in a few weeks if necessary. [1]