How to kill bed bugs with a dryer

how to kill bed bugs with a dryer

(; how to kill bed bugs with a dryer) -Bed bugs are parasitic insects that live in places such as beds and sofas, with easy access to hosts. Although they do not represent the threat of the disease to humans, bugs leave aggravating, itching welts in the host body where they feed on blood. Bed bugs are hitchhikers; they hide in suitcases, bags, clothes and even sometimes catch a ride with humans, leading to infestations in new places. There are pesticides available in stores to get rid of bed bugs, but kill bed bugs with a dryer—hair, although time-consuming-- is a safer alternative efficient in terms of cost.
Most hair dryers get hot enough to kill bed bugs without exceeding 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Things You'll Need

  • Hair dryer
  • Vacuum

Directions for killing bed bugs with a dryer

  1. Set the hair dryer to the highest heat setting. Bugs cannot survive at a temperature above 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Turn the dryer on.
  2. Start driving the hot air over target areas for bed bugs. Pay extra attention to the mattress seams and crevices where bed bugs can either lay their eggs.
  3. Continue heating areas for approximately 60 minutes to make sure all the bugs died.
  4. Vacuum heated areas to remove all traces of bedbugs. Be sure to clean the vacuum filter later, to avoid any errors or eggs survivors to escape.
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