Will Baking Soda Kill Bed Bugs? Myth or Fact

There are many home remedies people use by hoping they will be able to get rid of bed bugs from their house.

We all use home remedies because they are cheap and can be available in our house. While the pest control companies charge hundreds of dollars to eliminate an infestation from our house.

From many home remedies, baking soda is one of the popular ones. However, a lot of people question the effectiveness of baking soda for killing bed bugs.

So today, we are going to discuss a very popular question.

Does baking soda kill bed bugs

Does baking soda kill bed bugs?

No, baking soda does not kill bed bugs.

It is a Myth.

There are no scientific proofs that show the effectiveness of baking soda as a home remedy for killing bed bugs.

The advocates of baking soda believe that it absorbs the fluid present on the bed bug’s shell, and therefore they die due to dehydration.

Even, people also believe that when bed bugs come into the contact with baking soda, internal bleeding takes place, and therefore they die.

But, there are no scientific proofs that explain any of these above statements.

Even, baking soda itself breaks down when it touches water, so it arises question on the theory where people say, baking soda absorbs fluids from the bed bug’s shell.

However, there are very few cases, when people reported that baking soda actually worked and killed several bed bugs.

So, there is no guarantee that it will work for you. Even, there are negligible chances that, you’ll be able to kill bed bugs by using baking soda.

Most Effective Home Remedy: Steam Cleaner

In my opinion, use of steam cleaner is the most effective home remedy that actually works. If you want to kill each and every bed bug present in your house, then there is no better option than using steamers.

If you want to use a steamer to kill bed bugs in your house, then make sure, you choose that one which produces steam that is enough hot to kill these pests.

I have written a short article about steamers for killing bed bugs that you can read for more information about this method.

Final Words

So, now you know that baking soda is not a solution for your bed bug problem. Even, if some people claim that it works, but it is not a home remedy on which you can trust.

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