Bleach kills bed bugs on contact!!!
(Cincinnati, Ohio USA)
bleach does kill bed bugs
At a halfway house in Cincinnati, i discovered an infestation of bed bugs. I wanted to experiment with bleach to see if it kills them. Some web sites say they do, some say no. Through my own experimentation, I found that, YES!, bleach kills them on contact.
Editor Suggestion Regarding Using Bleach to Kill Bed Bugs
While it's true that bleach can kill bed bugs on contact, it's important to note that bleach is not considered an effective method for treating bed bug infestations.
Bed bugs are notorious for their ability to hide in cracks and crevices, making it difficult to reach them with any one product. Even if bleach does kill the bed bugs on contact, it will not be effective in eradicating the infestation, as there are likely many more bed bugs hiding in the vicinity.
If you have discovered a bed bug infestation in a halfway house, it's important to notify the staff or management immediately. They should take appropriate steps to address the infestation, which may include hiring a professional pest control company to treat the area.
It's also important to avoid experimenting with pesticides or other chemicals on your own, as this can be dangerous and may even exacerbate the problem. Only use products that are specifically labeled for use against bed bugs and follow the instructions carefully.
If you have concerns about the bed bug infestation in the halfway house, you may want to consider contacting a local tenant advocacy organization for assistance. They can provide guidance on your legal rights and options for addressing the issue.
Editor and Publisher
Bed Bugs Handbook