The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells us that bedbug infestations start when hidden bedbugs are transported in luggage and clothing of travelers. Since many of us will soon be traveling, we need to take precautions to avoid bringing home bedbugs. Bedbug infestations can be found in the most unexpected places.
Money Watch gives us five tips to help us stay bedbug-free as we travel. The article recommends that we keep our luggage away from the bed and off the floor, because after bedbugs bite they retreat to nearby hiding places. Laundry should be sealed in a plastic bag and washed and dried when we return home. Precaution should be taken even with clothes that were not worn.
Melaleuca customers report that using Sol-U-Mel keeps the bedbugs away. Spray Sol-U-Mel inside and outside luggage. You can also lightly spray diluted Sol-U-Mel on the headboard and the area around the bed.
Take Calm Action
If you find bedbugs, don’t panic. Bedbugs have become increasingly resistant to insecticides. Insecticides, especially those not designed for indoor use, can cause poisoning. This article vividly tells about some of the dangerous things that some homeowners have done in their desperate effort to eliminate the elusive pests.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide suggests that you pull the bed and headboard away from the wall. Smear the bed frame legs with petroleum jelly. Buy extra vacuum bags. Remove all clutter from the bedroom. Do a daily thorough vacuum of the seams in the mattress, the box spring, the headboard, baseboard and floor. After each vacuuming, seal the used vacuum bag in plastic and discard. Launder bedding and clothing in hot water and dry on the hottest setting. Spray the mattress and surroundings with Sol-U-Guard Botanical or Sol-U-Mel. Be vigilant because new bedbugs hatch in 6 to 17 days.
Take a look at this uncomplicated do-it-yourself plan that researchers devised to catch and prevent bedbugs from climbing up on beds and furniture.
Bedbugs are tough little creatures. It takes diligence to avoid bringing them home. And if they do find a way into our homes, it takes even more diligence to eradicate them. The guest bedroom should also be regularly examined. Limiting excess clutter, especially in the bedroom, makes it easier to vacuum and control dust and eliminates hiding places.
Just Published Research
For years it has been believed that bedbugs do not transmit diseases. Now that belief is changing. Science Daily reports on just published research (November 2014) which shows that bedbugs can transmit Chagas disease, a disease that kills about 50,000 a year worldwide. We may not hear much about Chagas disease, but the CDC estimates that this disease may be affecting as many as 300,000 persons in the U.S.
~ Richard M Barry
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To prevent bedbugs I wash my sheets in Melaleuca laundry detergent and I put a few drops of pure tea tree oil directly on the mattress before putting the clean sheets back on. The smell is wonderful.
I am writing in reference to yet another Melaleuca miracle! I was unfortunate in having bedbugs brought into my home, probably on the clothes of one of my grandchildren's friends. We started getting bitten and I started spraying lightly with Sol-U-Mel. I thought the bites were from fleas. But the situation got worse in the one bedroom. I called Orkin exterminators. I am on a low fixed income and they make calls to determine what the infestation is from, without a charge and I wanted to know what I was dealing with. The Orkin representative found the bedbugs immediately and gave me a cost of $880.00 to take care of the issue. He said I probably would not be able to eradicate them on my own. As soon as he left, I mixed up a strong solution of Sol-U-Mel and added about 15 drops of Melaleuca oil. I sprayed the area of the bedbugs and they dropped dead before my eyes!! I called his cell and told him, and he came back, saw the dead bedbugs and was astonished! I love-love Sol-U-Mel and tell everybody about this amazing product.
A couple of months ago a friend called me in a controlled panic. She found bedbugs! She figures that she brought them home from a recent trip to a friend’s house, where the friend had brought into the guest room a used mattress. After returning home my friend put her suitcase in her bedroom closet. Later she found small stains on her sheets. She stripped the bed and looked for the bugs and found them. She had some Sol-U-Mel and Sol-U-Guard and told me that she sprayed the bugs, and that both products killed them. I read to her the tips from The Melaleuca Wellness Guide and she did them, but still she decided to call the pesticide man. She told him what she did and he told her he was impressed that she did the right things. Still after that she chose to use pesticides. I would never want to subject my immune system to those toxins. If they kill life and bedbugs have life, what might those pesticides do to humans? I regularly spray Sol-U-Mel on and in my luggage to avoid hitchhiking bedbugs when I travel.