Dealing with bed bugs can be a daunting task. It is very difficult to get rid of, and a professional bed bug remedy can cost you thousands of dollars.
There are plenty of home remedies that you can use to kill these annoying little insects, all of which are much cheaper than hiring a disinfectant. What’s worse is that home remedies don’t always work to kill bed bugs. (Especially when they have established a large colony).
The most common household item that helps to get rid of bedbugs is bleach. Bedbugs are not as resistant to bleach as they are to other chemical pesticides, and some species can kill bedbugs quickly upon contact.
Bedbugs are the most stubborn insects that hide in almost any crack or cracks near their food source. They will lay their eggs, which are resistant to the many bed bug products on the market.But, how does this relate to bleach?
To put it simply, bleach can effectively kill bed bugs by smearing the outer shell/body with sodium hypochlorite, but you will need to spray it directly on insects and risk damaging your property or inhaling toxic fumes.
The risk far outweighs the benefits and we would highly recommend avoiding the use of bleach or any other “natural” alternative (such as boric acid or Lysol) to kill the bugs.
Surprisingly, many effective programs to get rid of bed bugs do not include bleach, but heat!
Heat is one of the best ways to kill bedbugs and their eggs.
To kill insects throughout the house, pests are known to be expensive treatments that raise the home temperature high enough to kill all the bugs.
Unless the product you are using contains some type of pesticide or natural disinfectant, we will not be able to fight head lice. Because Coca-Cola does not contain these ingredients, it cannot be used as an effective killer.
Nits also still need to be removed by hand, otherwise, the attack will come back. But bleach does not come without risks.
It can easily contaminate many areas of your home if you are not careful.
- For people with health problems, the strange chemical odor left by the bleach can be dangerous.
If you decide to use bleach as an insect repellent agent, be sure to take precautions when using it. Bleach is very effective in bedbug eggs.
This is because, unlike nymphs and adults, the eggs of bed bugs are immobile and have no form of protection against toxic chemicals.
The bleach dissolves in the eggshell in the same way that it dissolves in a bedside exoskeleton. Also, unrefined bleach works faster than bleach diluted with water, but both solutions work.
The challenge with removal is actually finding eggs. Bed bugs are incredibly small and slightly transparent. If they were placed in an inaccessible place, they would probably not be accessible.
Generally, bleach treatment will kill all exposed bed bugs within 48 hours. Direct exposure can kill them quickly, but it will take a long time for the entire colony to die.
The bleach will dry out after a day and gradually remain in the air. As the stench spreads throughout your home, the bedbugs will begin to take over.
By the end of day 2, if used correctly, there should be no more survivors left. It is recommended that you leave your home at this time, especially if you or someone else in your home is at risk of suffering from health problems due to bleach.
Prolonged exposure to bleach can cause:
- Eye irritation 2. Feel the heat on your skin 3. Damage to the respiratory system
This is especially dangerous for children, pets, and the elderly. That’s why leaving your home temporarily during treatment is ridiculous. It also reduces bedbugs’ lack of source of food.
If you have been bitten by bedbugs before using bleach, leaving your home means you will not have to worry about extra bites for a few days.
As a home remedy, bleach is one of the most effective treatments for bed bugs. Cheap, easy to find, and easy to use throughout your home. Keep in mind the health risks that come with the repeated use of bleach.
Also, prolonged exposure to it can cause respiratory problems and skin irritation, which can be worse if neglected during treatment.