Killing bed bugs on your own can be a massive undertaking, and can be more expensive than you think, but can also give you quite a sense of accomplishment. If you’re going to try it on your own, I strongly recommend the MAD approach. It stands for:
- Mattress covers
- Diatamaceous Earth (DE)
It takes time and needs to be done correctly. Throwing 10 pounds of DE around your home isn’t going to help at all. Read the mattress cover, alcohol and DE articles to see the right way to use these. And good luck!