Anybody can be a bed bug victim. And so, it is important that you know the steps to prevent them from getting inside your house. But what if they get past your defenses? How do you deal with them?
Basically, you have a lot of options to kill bed bugs. Examples of those are using bed bug sprays, steaming and vacuuming. And speaking of vacuuming, what’s the purpose of sprinkling of baby powder before doing it? That’s what one of our readers want to know.
Here is her exact inquiry:
I have read today online to sprinkle baby powder on the carpet before vacuuming, does anyone know why?
Answering the question, another one of our readers posted this:
Baby powder, or any powder containing talc, is toxic to bugs of most kinds.
Sure a baby powder could effectively kill bed bugs. However, to make sure that the pests are really killed, it is best to use a formula that is specially made to get rid of bed bugs. There are now so many bed bug sprays that can be purchased. You should opt for one that is made of organic or biodegradable ingredients to make your bed bug treatment safe.
If you want a cheaper solution, you can make use of alcohol to eliminate bed bugs.
Here’s a video that can help you how to do it.