How to Kill Bed Bugs with Alcohol : How to Kill Bed Bugs With Alcohol


While bed bugs have a reputation as hard-to-kill pests, in some cases you can kill bed bugs with something as simple as a solution of alcohol and water. Rid yourself of bedbugs with the information in this free video about pest control.

Expert: Michael Piacenza
Bio: Michael Piacenza, technician and K-9 handler, joined Advantage Pest Control in 2007 to expand upon his eco-friendly service offerings and initiate his K-9 termite inspection team.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

Series Description: While bed bugs have a reputation as hard-to-kill pests, in some cases you can kill bed bugs with something as simple as a solution of alcohol and water. Rid yourself of bedbugs with the information in this free video series about pest control.

25 thoughts on “How to Kill Bed Bugs with Alcohol : How to Kill Bed Bugs With Alcohol”

  1. I would try something really drastic. I would use clorox with some water.
    In actuality I am facing them now and if I have to I will make a mixture
    all my own to kill the little stupid things.

  2. yessss u must use 100% medical booze not beer , do not use beer as this
    makes the bugs breed like a bunch of horny rabbits due to them being
    intoxicated, soak really drench the old mattress then light a match to it
    and go out and buy a new mattress and put a PLASTIC ZIPPER COVER on it and
    seal the zipper edge areas with epoxy tube glue this will suffocate the
    bugz and they cant breed without oxygen do NOT pay a bug man to come into
    your house while u r away they will go thru your stuff and rob u

  3. Good advice. Don’t rely on alcohol alone to get rid of a bed bug problem.
    Use it as part of an integrated pest management approach.

  4. Clorox Clean up fresh scent guys. I dunno if it kills eggs, but it kills
    bugs. Unless they can resurrect after 4 days. the one I caught and sprayed
    on friday is dead, and half eaten away by the spray. been using it on my
    box spring every few days.

  5. It worked for me!!! We mixed 70% alcohol with 91% alcohol, no water added,
    and sprayed wherever those critters were hiding, woke up this morning they
    were dead everywhere!!! I will continue doing this once per week just to
    make sure they ALL die!

  6. I sprayed my bed with both bleach and alcohol(not at once.) And directly to
    the nests I found on my bed, Then sealed up the cracks in my wall and
    floor. Since then the numbers of them that I’m seeing and killing by hand
    is going down nightly. Was going to try out a CO2 trap to lure out what
    remaining ones there are. 

  7. Krazy thing is, Alcohol actually works better than “Hot Shot Bed bug and
    flea fogger” which by the way is strong enough to send a person to the
    ER…..
    #WEIRD

  8. I bought my home two years ago, and it had bed bugs. I vacuumed first,
    washed the bedding, then used a spray bottle with Alcohol. That was it.
    The bites stopped. Of course, I’m bias when it comes to alcohol, I use it
    for everything, from disinfecting to cleaning. As a former nurse, I was
    unable to use a bleach solution because of my sensitivity to it, so I used
    alcohol. I once worked for a clinic that cleaned everything in the
    examination rooms with pure alcohol. Of course, I cannot be sure it killed
    every bed bug, but it is my choice of treatment, and I don’t mind the smell
    at all, and for someone who does, you can add an essential oil, preferably
    one that is a deterrent for bugs.

  9. is a bedbug as tough as a flea? i mean i cant even crush a flea between my
    fingers i have to use pliers to crush them its like crushing a nut fleas
    are tough to kill wonder if bedbugs are the same? what about the bite is
    that different to a flea? what about size are they the same or is one
    bigger than the other?

  10. Sorry, but I found that alcohol does not work and is ineffective to these
    relentless blood thirsty pests. I have tried it several times and all it
    did was make me sick from the fumes. 

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