How to make the EASIEST bed bug trap

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Have you discovered a bed bug infestation in your home? If you have, you might be panicking a bit, but there's no need to worry too much. With a well thought out and proper plan of action and the right bed bug removal techniques, you'll be on top of your bed bug infestation in no time. The first step in any bed bugs treatment plan is to make sure that you're actually have bed bugs in the first place. You can go online and find photos of different types of bed bugs and compare the bed bugs in your home to the ones in the photos to make sure they are indeed bed bugs. Once you've figured out that they are bed bugs, you can start to make your plan for beg bug removal. You want to start in one room and then work your way around to the other rooms. You may also need to repeat treatments more than a few times to get rid of them completely. It also helps to have a calendar and a notebook to write down the treatments and your results as you go along so you can keep track of everything. There are a number of different bed bugs treatment options, including natural treatments. Baking soda and diatomaceous earth are great because they dehydrate the bugs and the eggs, so they die as soon as they come into contact with the powder. You can also make a bed bug trap to capture a bunch of bed bugs, so you don't have to search for them.

This tutorial comes to us from Manic Monday on Instructables, and it teaches us how to make a bed bug trap using only a few simple ingredients. All you need is an empty 2 or 3-litre bottle, a roll of paper towels, tape, scissors or a knife, sugar and yeast. First of all, you'll mix your sugar and yeast together to be the bait for the trap. Yeast will produce carbon dioxide as it feeds on the sugar, and bed bugs are attracted to that carbon dioxide making it the perfect bed bug bait. You'll mix 2 cups of granulated white sugar and 2 litres of warm filtered water. Dissolve the sugar in the water and then add a small amount of yeast about 1/2 teaspoon. Let that sit and then prepare your bottle which will be the trap. Cut the top off of the bottle and then since the bugs can't climb up the plastic bottle, you'll need to wrap it with the paper towel so they can climb that easier. Wrap a piece of the paper towel around the outside of the bottle and tape it in place. Then, cut off the excess paper towel but leave a bit of overhang. Now, take the top of the bottle and turn it upside down and place it into the bottom part of the bottle inverted.

Now, pour in a 1/4 cup of sugar in the bottle followed by about 3 inches of the sugar and yeast solution. Put it in an area where you think the bed bugs are and make sure to put your homemade trap somewhere where it won't get knocked over. Leave it there and keep checking the trap every day for bed bugs. Pretty soon you should see some bed bugs in it which means it's working. Once there are too many bugs in it, dump out the solution and start over again until you feel like you've captured them all. While you're doing this, you should also be treating your home in other ways to get rid of the bed bugs by washing and sanitizing all of your items.***

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