DIY Bedbug Trap: Cheap, Easy, Effective Homemade device can alert people to the earliest stage of an infestation. Fill an old coffee cup with ten tablespoons (150 grams) of sugar, two tablespoons (30 grams) of yeast, and one and a half quarts (one and a half liters) of water, and put it in the middle of an upturned dog bowl. Voila! You have just made a bedbug detector that beats others on the market and is much cheaper.
Fabric Softner: Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of your scent-booster of choice to 1 cup hot water & stir. Let sit while you combine the other ingredients, stirring occasionally. Add 1 cup of baking soda to a large bowl. Then VERY SLOWLY add 6 cups of white distilled vinegar. Use 1/2 cup in your wash.