Killing Bedbugs

Did you just realize that you have a bedbug infestation in the house? Treat it as soon as you can so that you can avoid potential problems later on. While eliminating bedbugs, you will have to kill them rather than repel them.  Repelling bedbug often does not work and to completely eliminate them, killing is the only option.

There are a number of techniques, which can kill bedbugs. Though you can try any if these, it is advisable if you take help from the pros and assign the job to a reputed Arizona pest control company.


Bedbugs cannot survive high temperatures so heat is a good choice for killing them. As long as your temperatures are high and exposures are adequate, you will get effective results. Generally, the temperatures must exceed beyond 49 degrees Celsius or 120 degrees Fahrenheit for bedbugs to be killed. Here is what you can do to eliminate bedbugs with heat depending on the infested belonging.

  • If bedbugs have infested your bedding, you can place these in a dryer. Turn the heat settings to high and operate the dryer for around 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Place your infested furniture, rugs, carpets and any other item that cannot be washed outside into the heat. You will have to do this for at least 24 hours.
  • There are many portable heating devices available in the market that have been designed to kill bedbugs. The average of these items is around $300 or so. While using these devices, make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions properly.


Insecticides are another effective product for killing bedbugs, but there are health concerns associated with their usage. You will have to be very careful and take all necessary measures when you use insecticides to kill bedbugs. There are many types if insecticides available in the market; search for one that has is specifically labeled for bedbugs. Any general pesticide will not work.  Moreover, the product you buy should have EPA registrations, which serves an indication of its effectiveness.

Prior to using an insecticide, read the instructions that are given in the label. Make sure your follow them so that effective results can be achieved and your health is not exposed to any risks.

Unconventional Treatments

There are a number of traditional methods which can be effective for eliminating bedbugs in certain instances.

  • Vacuum your infected belongings; individually carried out vacuuming may not be that effective, but if you use it with some other technique, you will be able to keep bedbugs away in future as well.
  • Diatomaceous Earth can dehydrate bedbugs, causing them to die in a couple of hours.

The above mentioned techniques are effective for treating bedbugs, but they are associated with safety risk. A much better choice is to hire a professional Arizona pest control company. Their team has the knowledge required, is more effective than you and can completely get rid of bedbugs such that there are no future infestations and you are not put  into dangers of any sort.