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Is there an Islamic prayer to get rid of bed bugs?

We have a major major bed bugs issue in our building for past 5 years and no matter what we have done, we cannot get rid of them..  These are little blood sucking mites and they are very harmful.

Please Please let me know if there is any prayer I can perform or any religious Islamic ritual I can perform to get rid of them..  I pray after namaaz everytime to help us with these little evil bugs, but I am sure there must be also another way..  Please advise.

Thank you for your time..  May Allah Bless you.

- sim2


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  1. Sim2...

    I'm somewhat puzzled at the nature of your question. Have you not considered calling in some professional help to get rid of the bugs???

    If you witnessed someone having a heart attack, would you not take the necessary urgent steps to seek help, i.e. call urgent medical help/perform first aid and then leave your efforts to Allah. Or would you just sit and pray and hope for the best.

    Sim2, praying and practical effort go side by side...in everything.

  2. This situation is well known here in my country ,west Africa. I will give you two steps to be taken:
    Apply insecticide- this can be done by taking your bed ,as well your chairs provided they contain foams, outside probably on a sunny day. Then separate the foam from your bed, and/or chair, and apply the insecticide. After that, leave it in the sun for about two hours or more, make sure you invert it after one hour.
    Note that, you have to compare the temperature of your country with that of the west African countries.
    If that doesn't work, try to change your bed and/or chairs completely.
    ALLAH knows best.

    • aoa,

      Im student and i think i also have a bedbug problem in my house but i cannot afford to get an exterminator and the weather here is always cold and rainy so i cannot try the method above. I also have carpet in my house hence replacing everything will not work. Ive tried other method such as steaming and have replaced my bed but its back. please I was hoping if someone could reccomend a dua i can read please.

  3. Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim

    Salaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah

    This is an issue that requires a more "worldly" response. In Islam, we are encouraged to seek out help for issues in our lives. If we break an arm, we go to the doctor; if we need food, we go to the grocery store. So in order to solve this problem of bedbugs, you must consult professionals who know how to eliminate them. The steps that Mustapha outlined are important. What you must do first is to enlist the aid of everyone living in your building to solve this. Tell all your neighbors that you must help one another in a massive cleaning effort to eliminate these pests. Help those who are elderly or weak, but coordinate a "party" to kill all the bedbugs. Have every resident from top to bottom clean their apartments, clean every nook and cranny, wash items in the hottest water possible, air out bedding and put it in the sun. Pool your money to have a person come in with an insecticide to spray every apartment and the storage areas. If you all cooperate, you can inshAllah solve this issue once and for all. Ultimately, if you do not get cooperation, you can tell the building owner to force people to be part of the effort. Bedbugs are serious and are hard to get rid of, but if you work together in the spirit of Islamic cooperation you can clean your building and everyone can be much happier and healthier. And Allah knows best.

    Fi Aman Allah,

    Noorah

  4. Please consider using diatemaceous earth. Its natural cheap and you could spread it arround the bed the bed legs and on room edges. when bed bugs crawl over them it dehydrates and kills them in 48 hrs. do the same for seams on your mattress and box spring. laundry your bed sheets and dry them in hot temperature. place sheets back on the mattress and seal the bed cover on edges with duck tape. InshaAllah you will see a big difference.

  5. If you're living in toronto area in canada i can help you. i know an effective method to get rid of bedbugs using a pest control spray. with my method nothing needs to be removed from rooms but treated rooms have to be closed for atleast for 24 hrs. i can get rid of cochroaches with no trace of them in a week. my fee is very reasonable. Jazakallah.

    • Riaz,

      I have removed your email address as we do not allow the exchange of contact details unless in exceptional circumstances. If you have a method to get rid of pests, please publish it here for all to see.

      JazakhaAllahKhair,

      SisterZ
      IslamicAnswers.com Editor

  6. We have. a major major bed bugs issue in our building .no matter what we have done, we cannot get rid of them.. These are little blood sucking mites and they are very harmful.

    Please Please let me know if there is any prayer I can perform Please advise.

    Thank you for your time.. May Allah Bless you.

  7. I think most of you guys are poor readers or have very little patience to go through things. She already said: "and no matter what we have done, we cannot get rid of them.." Which quite certainly indicates that she has already tried all the worldly means of getting rid of them. I can say that in the same breath too, because I've got them in my house since the past three years, and we must have got almost every method in the book tried and tested by all the reputed pest control companies. We even replaced our furniture, but they just show up every night! You can't even source them to any place.. you just see them there already. We tried all the sun bathing thing too for every piece of furniture and upholstery in our house for over one week in an Indian summer which is conveniently anywhere around 36-38 degrees celsius. I spoke about this to the Ameer of a jamaat I had been in, recently, who is quite knowledgeable, so he told me, it's probably because of 'nahoosat' or that something we might have done in the house against the will of Allah, or any such 'beadbi' or 'beusooli.' So he gave me a dua to read for 11 days, after Fajr and Maghrib, which is basically Istighfaar to Allah(swt) that He forgive us for it and relieve us of this difficulty. Here's the dua, you can try it too, if you want and post your comments. Now there's something strange that happened the first night my mother read it (I was in Jamaat, not at home.) All these pests came out in the night, must be around hundreds of them and were crawling around, they've never been in such large numbers, always just ones or twos, and that too late in the night, but this was just late in the evening. And so we killed all of them. Now this had been happening every night since the past one week but in declining numbers.. now we see only five to ten, the amal is going on. Let's see how it goes after it finishes. InshaAllah I hope the best from Allah.

    Make these two duas seven times every morning and evening after fajr and maghrib:

    1.) Rabbigh firli war ham wa anta khayrur raahimeen.

    2.) Aoozubi kaalimaatillahi taammaati min sharri ma khalaq.

    Please read Surah Yaseen first before making these duas..

    May Allah relieve the entire ummah of this difficulty including those who posted here and forgive our sins, indeed He is Oft-Forgiving and Most Merciful.

  8. friends i am in trouble...... can any tell me how to get rid of bedbugs from our home by islamic duas and by QURRAN AYATS........

    • salaam,

      Write/ get written Surah Al Rahman and hang in ur home. if can't do this, recite it daily and blow all over or wherever u can. It is a remedy for all household pests. InshaAllah khair.

      • Shabbir, it is of course good to read Surat al-Rahman, but there is no evidence that hanging it in your house is a remedy for pests. We cannot just make up statements like this.

        Wael
        IslamicAnswers.com Editor

        • Salaam Wael,

          There is an authentic hadeeth for this.

          • I doubt it, since the Prophet (sws) and the Sahabah had no paper to spare for such things.

            Wael
            IslamicAnswers.com Editor

          • Wael, why have you not kept an option to reply to ur comment ?

            Research made on the collection of the Prophet's letters indicates that he sent 62 letters (to cal to Islam) to kings, chiefs of tribes and clans, and heads of convents. The texts of half of these letters are available today also.

            And our Beloved Nabi(saws) did not have paper ????

        • Shabbir, the Arabs were not paper makers, and did not even acquire the knowledge of how to make paper until the Muslim armies came in contact with the Chinese as Islam expanded into Central Asia. Furthermore, most of the Arabs at the time of the Prophet (sws) were not writers, as the oral tradition predominated among them.

          What little paper they had would have been acquired by trade, and would have been rare. That's why when the Quran was revealed it was often transcribed onto tree bark or even bones.

          Also, do you have any evidence that the letters sent by the Prophet (sws) were written on paper? They may have been written on vellum, which is made of animal skin. The Arabs sometimes used that for writing important documents.

          The simple way to solve this debate is that if, as you claim, a saheeh hadith exists that advises Muslims to hang Surat Ar-Rahman in their houses to ward off pests, then bring the hadith, with its citation.

          However, I doubt very much that you can do this.

          Wael
          IslamicAnswers.com Editor

          • Brother, I am not interested. and since you have already pre-emptively decided that I cannot bring forth authentic source, there will be no use.

            I only wanted to help by suggesting something I knew. If anyone does it, good for them, if not, does not matter to me.

            Fi Amin Allah.

          • Woh woh wohhh... what a surprise.

            Wael
            IslamicAnswers.com Editor

  9. We have. a major major bed bugs issue in our building .no matter what we have done, we cannot get rid of them.. These are little blood sucking mites and they are very harmful.

    Please Please let me know if there is any prayer I can perform .Please advise good suggestion that you help me in situation ,i can pray for god for your thanks .

    Thank you for your time.. May Allah Bless you.

    • Asma, read the responses already given. - IslamicAnswers.com Editor

    • Asalaam alaikum,

      I'm surprised that no one mentioned pubic lice aka crabs. I apologize to be the one to bring this up, but a person should exhaust all resources if this problem persists.
      http://www.medicinenet.com/pubic_lice_crabs/article.htm

      Another is termites and the extermination aspect for them is different than other methods, since termites live on wood, but will bite you, too.

      • Also, take note of these sources to see what you have in your home and how to treat it.

        http://www.medicinenet.com/bed_bugs/page4.htm
        http://www.medicinenet.com/bed_bugs_pictures_slideshow/article.htm

        How do I get rid of bed bugs in the home?

        Getting rid of bed bugs is not an easy process, and most cases of bed bug infestation will require treatment by a pest-control expert. Bed bugs can survive for up to a year without feeding, so they may persist even in unoccupied rooms.

        A variety of low-odor sprays, dusts, and aerosol insecticides can be used to eradicate bed bugs. These must be applied to all areas where the bugs are observed as well as spaces where they may crawl or hide. The pest-control company can help you determine if the mattress can be disinfected or must be discarded. Since beds cannot readily be treated with insecticides, it's often necessary to discard infested mattresses and beds.

        The pest-control expert may recommend certain forms of deep-cleaning such as scrubbing infested surfaces with a stiff brush to remove eggs, dismantling bed frames and furniture, filling cracks in floors, walls, and moldings, encasing mattresses within special bags, or using a powerful vacuum on cracks and crevices.

  10. My sister had the same problem in her apartment building they came out of no where she can for help they came to spary her whole house, then overnight they came back biting her kids and she call them back they told her you need to move from here and you have to threw everything away even your clothes or otherwise they will follow you where ever you go. So she lost so much money had to buy everything all over again so if I were you I would move out before it get worse and worse because those things are nasty they rein your life. Good luck insallah Allah help you get three this.

  11. We used this medicine a relative of ours gave us.. and moved out for a week, keeping the house completely closed.. and alhamdulillah they are gone now. We tried pest control many times but did not work. Of course, all praise is to Allah and Allah alone. Make du'a, should be good.

  12. Assalamualaikum

    1.) Rabbigh firli war ham wa anta khayrur raahimeen.
    2.) Aoozubi kaalimaatillahi taammaati min sharri ma khalaq.
    3) Aytul kursi...

    After every namaz and at the time of sleeping ..
    FEEAMAANILLAH

  13. please tell me any Qurani aayat for the treatment of deemak(termite).

  14. AS Like someone said they can persist for a year without feeding. They are EXTREMELY difficult to get rid of. Sprinkle some diatomaceous earth from ace hardware around your bedposts, underneath your bed (where there eggs lay) inall the cracks and crevices you can find and on your clothes etc.

  15. Salaam... change the bedsheats, and put your matress under the hot sun for a day or two.. inshallah itll be ok

    and for the bites... use AVIL.. it is an intravenous (IV) inection

    works!

  16. Salaam... change the bedsheats, and put your matress under the hot sun for a day or two.. inshallah itll be ok

    and for the bites... use AVIL.. it is an intravenous (IV) injection

    it works!

  17. الله اعلم.. ..حكمة نفض الفراش الكثير من الناس يهجر هذه السنة نفض الفراش ثلاث مرات قبل النوم لكن لماذا نفض الفراش ولما؟هذا ما سوف نعرضه وهنا يكون الإعجاز العلمي وهو ما توصل إليه العلماء الغرب أن الإنسان عندما ينام يموت في جسمه خلايا فتسقط على فراشه وحينما يستيقظ الإنسان تبقى تلك الخلايا في الفراش وهي لا ترى بالعين المجردة وعندما ينام الإنسان مرة أخرى تسقط خلايا أخرى فتتأكسد تلك الخلايا فتدخل في جسم الإنسان فتسبب له أمراض والعياذ بالله حاول الغربيون حل هذه المشكلة فقاموا بغسل الفرش بمواد منظفة لكن دون جدوى إستخدموا جميع أنواع المنظفات لكن الخلايا لم تتحرك فقام أحد العلماء الغربيون بنفض الفراش بيده ثلاث مرات فإذا بالخلايا تختفي وهنا يكون الإعجاز قول الرسول الأكرم(إذا أوى أحدكم إلى فراشه فلينفضه بداخله إزاره فإنه لا يدري ما خلفه عليه)/كثير من الناس يعتقد إنه ينفض فراشه ليبعد الحشرات ولم يدري أن المسأله أكبر من ذلك فشكرا أيها الغرب لانكم دائما تثبتون للعالم عظمة ذلك النبي الأمي في حين أن المسلمين غفلوا عن ذلك (وما أرسلناك إلا رحمة للعالمين)أتمنى أن تعم الفائدة للجميع إنشر ولا تبخل فالكثير لا يعلم هذه السنة

  18. - "I take refuge in the perfect words of Allah from His anger and punishment, and from the evil of His servants, and from the madness and appearance of devils."

    أَعـوذُبِكَلِمـاتِ اللّهِ التّـامّـاتِ مِن غَضَـبِهِ وَعِـقابِهِ ، وَشَـرِّ عِبـادِهِ وَمِنْ هَمَـزاتِ الشَّـياطينِ وَأَنْ يَحْضـرون

    Acûdhu bi-kalimâti l-lâhi t-tâmmâti min ghadabihi, wa ciqâbihi, wa sharri cibâdihi, wa min hamazâti sh-shayâtîni, wa an yahdurûni.

    Read this before sleeping Insah Allah the bed bugs wont bite you while sleeping

  19. Best remedy for bed bugs is tauba. Sincere tauba is the only solution

    • Heat! Bed bugs die after heat above 120 degrees F is applied. In my apartment complex, if a resident has bed bugs, food and electronic devices are removed and then a company comes and seals the windows and forces 140 degree air into the apartment for 48 hours. Result....no more bed bugs. Where I live people can rent heated container units to basically "cook" their household goods and clothing if they are moving from a bed bug infested place and can't afford to throw away their belongings. Also, for those who travel frequently, there are suitcase heaters which will "cook" your luggage for you when you return home and eradicate any unwelcome visitors from other areas. Bed bugs have been a plague on men for centuries.

  20. Oh and another world-wide issue is also head lice. Easily transported on planes, and rather insidious too. My sister always end up with lice after visiting Australia. Many of my students end up with lice after visits to central America. The best remedy in my experience for lice is olive oil. Olive oil rather than medicated shampoos does a bang-up job at smothering the live lice and facilitates the removal of the nits from long hair. Chemical based shampoos have a tendency to tangle long hair. My 2 cents :)

  21. Assalaamualaikum friends

    I too suffered badly with the bedbugs problem, but fortunately for a short period of time, though it was the most miserable one. We tried all recommended pesticides, but the duas suggested by mr. Saud ahmad did work for me..I religiously used to read them after fajer n maghrib salaah n ask forgiveness from Allah...keep trust in Allah n he will surely help...thanks 2 mr. Saud ahmad..

  22. I Always used diesel. Spray the diesel with ordinary sprayer in every nook and crack. Of course we have to bear smell of diesel one or two days but it works.

    • Assalaamualaikam

      Isn't it a bit (well, a lot) dangerous to spray diesel around the place? That sounds like a major fire risk. Plus, if there were a fire, I'm not sure any home insurance would be willing to pay out if they found out you'd covered your house in fuel.

      Midnightmoon
      IslamicAnswers.com editor

  23. How to Kill Bed Bugs
    • Use sulfur fumigation to avoid bed bugs
    • Dip red chilies in water and spread it.
    • Take grounded Ajwain /Carom seeds mix it in water. Then spray it well.
    • Take stems of mint and stuffed empty spaces of bed.
    • Put few neem leaves on bed and also spray neem leaf's water.

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