Bleach will kill bed bugs if applied directly to the bed bug. However, this is difficult most times because the bed bugs are hiding and do not roam around during the day or when light is present. They come out during the dark periods of time when you are sleeping to feed.
Another draw back to bleach is the obvious -- it's bleach. It cannot be used on finished wood, bedding or furniture without causing damage. The fumes from bleach can also be harmful to your health if used in excess.
Our Contact Killing Spray in conjunction with our Diatomaceous Earth create over a 98% kill rate when used together. DeadBedBugs Contact Killing spray allows you the convenience of treating your home and going to sleep with the peace of mind you need and deserve. Our Contact Killing Spray is effective and non-toxic so that you can treat your home and bedding and then lay down and go to sleep without worrying about bed bugs or your family's health.
Bleach is meant to be used as a cleaning and disinfectant product, not as a pesticide. And the toxic fumes bleach emmits when used in excess can cause damage to you and your family's health. It can also be harmful to any pets by them walking on the floor and then licking their paws. It can cause irritation to the skin on your pet's paws and when licked can cause serious internal health problems.
We offer a non-toxic solution to disinfectant your environment when treating for bed bugs.
PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray is designed specifically as a general cleaner and disinfectant for use in homes, nursing homes, shower rooms, locker rooms, schools, transportation terminals, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, lodging establishments, retail businesses, veterinary clinics, pet shops, animal life science laboratories and athlete/recreational facilities and where housekeeping is of prime importance in controlling the hazard of cross contamination. It is formulated to disinfect hard, non-porous, inanimate environmental surfaces: floors, walls, metal surfaces, stainless steel surfaces, glazed porcelain, glazed ceramic tile, plastic surfaces, chrome, brass, copper, laminated surfaces, baked enamel surfaces, bathrooms, shower stalls, bathtubs and cabinets. For plastic and painted surfaces, spot test on an inconspicuous area before use. May be used in the kitchen on counters, sinks, appliances, and stovetops. A rinse with potable water is required for surfaces in direct contact with food.
Bed bugs come into your home and leave behind harmful microbes in their fecal matter that could potentially make you and your loved ones sick. PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray is intended to protect you from any diseases or potential harmful microbes. While PuraCleenRx Disinfectant is not directly intended to kill bed bugs, it is a crucial part of the bed bug treatment process.
Bed Bug Facts
Bed Bugs are minuscule mites – the adult is less than a quarter of an inch in size – that feast on the blood of animals and, most disconcertingly humans.
Although not a flying insect the bed bug does have the ability to move very fast and is prone to rapid spreading as a result.
The Bed Bug spread is a widespread one, as these tiny insects are believed to have come from their natural home in the Asian continent to the rest of the globe.
It is hardly unusual to see an infestation of Bed Bugs, but what is important is that we know where they live, how to identify them and what to do about them.
The female Bed Bug will produce eggs every day; as she can live for extraordinary lengths of time – over a year – this results in a natural explosion of the Bed Bug population.
The bed bug is in action at night – when we are dormant – and the initial clue to the infestation of Bed Bugs is the presence of bites on the skin in the morning.
The bed bug will eat during the night, and as it feeds on the blood it leaves behind signs of its existence.
A bed bug feeds by puncturing the skin and pushing in a tube with which it sucks out the required blood, and hence the victim will rarely have known they are being bitten as they are normally asleep.
After feeding – which could be as long as ten minutes – the Bed Bug leaves behind a red bite which may swell and will itch continually, bringing irritation and discomfort to the patient.
The problem about diagnosis is that the symptoms of Bed Bugs are very similar to a number of other skin infections.
Scabies leaves behind very similar pointers to bed bug infestation, and some insect bites such as mosquito can also leave behind a similar tell tale red welt.
Bed bug bites will usually be found on skin that we leave exposed while we sleep – the arms and legs, face and neck are all frequently bitten – and it is to these areas we should look when looking for indications of the creatures.
The Bed Bug is a night feeding creature and it likes to dine on our blood; it also likes to hide and this is why it frequents our beds and furnishings.
Though the Bed Bug does not nest like a number of other insects, it does travel to suitable places, hence great numbers will hide together in the crevasses of a mattress, the inside of covers and linings and any dark and secure places.
Bed Bugs are often brought into the home by persons who have been abroad and have possibly slept on a number of unusual and frequently used beds.
A Bed Bug infestation is not necessarily a case of ill hygiene, however, as many hotels and guest houses have also been the source of the problem.
Bed Bug infestations spread very fast; with one female bug laying around five eggs each day it is easy to see how quickly the colony can grow.
To get rid of Bed Bugs you initially need to remove of the affected mattress and any other things that may be infested with the creatures.
As bed bugs are very prolific and difficult to find, removing all the eggs and mites with off the shelf treatments may not be entirely successful.
During an infestation of bed bugs, all clothes, covers and linings that have been close to bugs – or are suspected of having been – must be thoroughly washed; if possible this needs to be done on the hottest setting possible to be certain to kill the bugs.
Last update: 09:05 AM Wednesday, February 10, 2010