On this page we will show you what kills bed bugs, those parasitic insects that feed on human blood. If you never had to experience bed bugs for yourself then you don’t know how troublesome they really are. Bed bugs are the true vampires. They are the most active at night and that is when they usually feed on people. Too bad that you can’t kill bed bugs with sunlight or else getting rid of them would be way easier.
Okay so back to the point, what kills bed bugs? Well there are couple things that can kill bed bugs. For instance if you drive a wooden spike into a bed bug’s heart, it will cause it to explode. But where is the fun in that? So back when I still had bed bugs I used to try out different methods to kill bed bugs and over time I learned of many ways to get rid of these nasty insects. I have to say that I was very successful with my fight with bed bugs as I have not gave in to those buggers and I won the battle. Many people who fight with bed bugs have thrown out most of their mattresses, furniture, and other stuff in the process that in the end cost them a lot. But I, on the other hand, have thrown out nothing at all. It was very tempting to do so but that was not the solution I was looking for. My main goal was to get rid of them and not my stuff. So here is a list of what kills bed bugs:
Yes, that’s right. Every being on earth needs oxygen to live, even bed bugs. So the solution to get rid of oxygen for bed bugs is to wrap all your mattresses or other infested areas in a plastic wrap. This will block any oxygen from entering the inside of the plastic and once the oxygen is used up inside, the bed bugs will die. But I’m afraid to tell you that this will not kill all the bed bugs as there will always be few stray bed bugs which hide somewhere else but this is a step that kills most of them and I suggest everybody to try it.
Pour rubbing alcohol into a spraying bottle and spray the entire bed including the bed frame, mattresses, and the area around it. The alcohol will kill the bed bugs and their eggs which makes it a very effective weapon. You can also spray it on your furniture or wherever else the bed bugs are hiding.
This is one of my favorite. I found this to work very good and it’s very easy to do. Just get a heat gun at a local appliance store and then heat up the places where the bed bugs are hiding. Don’t heat them up too much as the things will start to burn. Bed bugs hate extreme heat, and they will be running away like cowards. Make sure you hit all of them with this. Do this daily until you are rid of them for sure.
Very cold temperatures are also what kills bed bugs. There is no real way of creating extreme cold temperatures except for putting your things inside a walk-in freezer which seems like a bother. The only way to use cold to your advantage is during winter. When going out somewhere open your windows wide and leave theme like that. If it’s cold enough on the outside, it might kill the buggers.
If you can’t take the bed bugs anymore to the point where it’s messing with your mind then there is one solution left. It is to use some chemicals to get rid of these insects. The one that I was very fond of was an insecticide dust. You apply it around your house in the cracks and crevices where the bed bugs are hiding. You can also apply it in under the mattress, bed, or anywhere else the bed bugs might get in contact with it. Once they get in contact with it, the bed bugs will dry out as an effect and die. Insecticide dust is a much safer alternative to bug sprays which are more harmful to humans but if you feel more comfortable with sprays then you should get it yourself as it is just as good.
So now you should be ready for the final battle with bed bugs. Now that you know what kills bed bugs, you should be able to get rid of these buggers in no time. I know how annoying these bed mites are but once they are gone you will feel good again. I wish you the best in your fight and I hope that it’s going to be a short one.