Baking soda is rumored to dehydrate and effectively kill off bed bugs. However, there is no evidence that baking soda will work to exterminate an entire infestation.
When you have bed bugs, it’s recommended to wash your clothes and bedding in a hot water wash. Be careful in transporting any infested items to the laundry room.
No, you do not have to throw out any food after a bed bug infestation! Bed bugs do not scavenge for human food and rarely infest pantries.
While it’s rare for bed bugs to infest carpets, it’s important to thoroughly vacuum when they do. Also be cautious throwing away vacuum cleaner bags!
Before a bed bug treatment, your pest control company will provide you with instructions. This includes preparing to vacate your property for a few hours.