Why people are looking to bed bugs solutions only when it's too late? Because they are unaware of the symptoms until they develop severe allergies. In order to know how to get rid of bed bugs you must learn first the life and behavior of them. Those insect are almost the tiniest bugs in the world. Their size is estimated on 5 micro millimeter and they usually habitat in moist warm areas like your bed, closets, carpets and sometime even inside wood furniture. The problem is that they come in big numbers, one female bug can lay more than 300 eggs, so the numbers are huge and get up to several millions just under you internet pillow.
In order to get rid of bed bugs you have to begin cleaning your bedroom by removing your pillow case, mattress and cover them with dust protected materials. By doing it you ensure that the beg bugs will not be able to habitat in the deep bedding fibers. It is also recommended that you will take your bedding out side the house, or at least to a place that can accumulate a lot of sunlight during the day. The sunbeams will banish the bugs.
Wash your bedding in hot water at least once a week. Be aware that if you send you're bedding to a clean service that could be a source for more bed bugs. So it's better to do it on your own. Vacuuming can also reduce the bed bugs in your house but it's not that efficient.
If you have a carpet you must get rid of it. The beg bugs lives between the carpet and the floor so the only way to get rid of bed bugs is to remove your carpet. There are lots of carpet sprays against bugs but it's not the full solutions for that problem because they adapt to the poison very fast.
Deterrent will kill bed bugs under certain very specific circumstances, but not all bed bugs. (The substance must reach a certain vapor pressure, which then causes an effect similar to fumigation, and this may only be attained in an airtight container). Naphthalene will not normally kill bed bugs, it is purely a deterrent. It will not deter all bed bugs either. I got demisted beetles (carpet beetles) in some stuff, and the bags were well dosed with naphthalene. They ate through the bags as well.
Deterrent is a better than naphthalene. Both are suspected of being carcinogens, deterrent being considered more dangerous. One alternative which works exceedingly well, but is not very popular, is smoking. Simply cold smoke the materials you wish to disinfect and preserve, exactly as you would a salmon.
I have a few materials treated in this way that will help you to get rid of bed bugs, (I used oak chips, and acorns, after reading about the method, and discussing it with a friend who uses this method), and despite intentionally leaving them next to infected materials, and several other experiments, no bed bugs have even gone near them. Apparently, the American Indians used the method for preserving furs as well. My stuff was cold smoked for thirty hours at less than 30