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The pest industry is filled with myths
and recommendations for DIY remedies.
You might have heard that bleach kills bed
bugs, and it is great that you are seeking out
more information to find out if it is true.
With pests, knowledge is power, since using
the wrong method could cause the problem
to get worse.
Technically, bleach can kill a bed bug,
but you need to know more about why this isn’t
an effective treatment before you start dousing
The same can be said for any insect or critter
that is better left outside.
Finding any of these eight pests near your
house is a sign that you need to take action.
What Is the Active
Ingredient In Bleach?
The active ingredient in bleach
is sodium hydrochloride.
This ingredient is capable of breaking down
proteins, which is why it is effective
for removing stains and odors.
This same property can also technically break
down a bed bug’s outer shell, which can
sometimes work on eggs, too.
This can only happen if the bleach makes
direct contact with the bug, with enough time
for it to break down their outer shell.
Why Isn’t Using
for Killing Bed Bugs?
Bleach may be deadly for bed bugs,
but it is also toxic for humans.
Using bleach in a small enclosed area may
already be unsafe for people with asthma
or other respiratory disorders due to the fumes.
There can also be skin reactions if you are using
full-strength bleach in ways that could lead to
On top of the health risks, you’ll find that using
bleach in most parts of your house isn’t practical.
Bed bugs like to hide in carpet, and using bleach
there could lead to unsightly stains.
The same is also true for furniture such as
upholstered couches and chairs.
You’re unlikely to be able to get bleach to reach
those tiny places where bed bugs can hide,
such as in small cracks along bed frames
If the bleach can’t directly touch the bed bug,
then it simply won’t wo