Bed bugs primarily live and thrive in close proximity to their human host, often entering homes by hitching a ride on clothes, luggage, or other personal belongings.
Although they can technically survive outdoors, they much prefer the warmth and security of a nice soft bed.
If you’re unfortunate enough to find yourself with bed bug bites while living outdoors, there are a few things you can do to try and get rid of them.
First, attempt to identify where they are coming from.
Are there any nearby infested homes or buildings?
If so, that’s likely where the bed bugs are coming from and you’ll need to contact a professional exterminator to deal with the problem at its source.
Once identified, take steps to clean and disinfect your immediate living area to help prevent the bed bugs from spreading.
This may include laundering all of your clothes and bedding in hot water, vacuuming any carpeted areas, and wiping down all surfaces with a strong cleaning solution.
If you’re unable to identify the source of the bed bugs or don’t have access to professional extermination services, there are a few things you can do to try and get rid of them on your own.
Start by creating a ‘barrier’ around your sleeping area using double-sided tape or similar sticky products.
This will help to keep the bed bugs from being able to reach you while you sleep.
You can also try using diatomaceous earth, which is a natural product that can be found at most hardware stores.
Simply sprinkle it around your sleeping area and on any infested furniture or surfaces.
The sharp edges of the diatomaceous earth will cut and kill the bed bugs when they come into contact with it.
With a little patience and perseverance, you should be able to get rid of bed bugs when living outdoors.
Just remember to take extra precautionary measures to prevent them from returning in the future.