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Does Bleach Kill Bed Bugs?

Bed Bugs are one of the most feared insects out there. Nobody is open to the idea of little bugs that come out from under your bed at night to feast on your blood. In addition to being one of the most hated bugs on the planet, bed bugs also have a reputation for being extremely hard to get rid of. There are a few different do it yourself bed bug solutions out there, however most of the time these do not solve the bed bug problem. 

If you suspect that there are Bed Bugs in your house or apartment, contact Cleggs today to request a free Bed Bug inspection. Let the professionals at Cleggs help you get rid of any Bed Bugs that may be lurking in your home. Give us a call or fill out the form below to get started.

 

Does Clorox Bleach Kill Bed Bugs?

 

One of the things that bed bugs are best known for is being extremely difficult to get rid of. Bed bugs are able to hide in tiny crevices. Some of their favorite hiding places include wooden bed frames and headboards, electrical sockets, and under your mattress. Seeing a bed bug in your home can make your skin crawl. Many people immediately try to find a way to get rid of the bed bugs. One of the most common do it yourself methods that people use in order to try and kill bed bugs is bleach. Homeowners frequently ask us if bleach can be used to kill bed bugs. The answer is yes, bleach can be used to kill bed bugs. 

Bed bugs, like other insects, breath through small holes in the side of their abdomens. When you spray bleach onto them, they absorb the bleach and are killed.  While bleach can be used to kill bed bugs, Using bleach to kill bed bugs can be dangerous for both you and your loved ones. Using bleach to kill bed bugs can result in fumes being released that can be harmful to your lungs. If you use bleach to kill bed bugs please use extreme caution. 

Bleach is an effective method for killing the bed bugs that you can see. Chances are that if there are bed bugs that you can see, there are likely hundreds that you can not see. In order to eliminate your bed bug problem completely, a professional exterminator is a must. If you find a bed bug in your home it is important that you contact a professional bed bug extermination expert as soon as possible. Bed bugs reproduce quickly and if they are not taken care of quickly you may face an infestation. Contact Clegg’s Pest Control today to request a complimentary bed bug inspection. 

Which Brand of Bleach is The Best For Killing Bed Bugs? 

 

When it comes to using bleach to kill bed bugs, or any insect for that matter, there is not a specific brand that stands out as being more effective than another. All brands of bleach can kill bed bugs. Generic brands such as Great Value Bleach and Up & Up Bleach will work just as well as Clorox. The downside to using bleach to kill bed bugs is that you will only be able to kill bed bugs that you can spray with the bleach. Only bed bugs that you can see will be exterminated. If you see one bed bug there are likely many others hidden in your walls or in the crevices of your furniture. The only way to completely get rid of bed bugs is to hire a bed bug extermination expert. 

If you have seen a bed bug in your home or are experiencing bites in the middle of the night, contact Clegg’s Pest Control to claim a free bed bug inspection. Give us a call or fill out the online contact form below to get started!

 

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