Does Baking Soda Kill Bed Bugs? {Does It Really Work?}

Does baking soda kill bed bugs

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.

Does baking soda kill bed bugs?

No,  baking soda does not kill bed bugs. It is believed that the soda will absorb liquids which will starve the bed bug to death, but this is a myth and has not been scientifically proven.

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.

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Best Way To Kill Bed Bugs

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.

alternative of baking soda for killing bed bugs

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

But, if you want a professional product, then you should read reviews of these bed bug sprays.

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.

Please share your thoughts about this method.

Dinesh Kumar

Hello, I'm Dinesh. I have 4 years of experience in dealing with pests. I try to provide you the best information that'll help you to make the pest control process easy & affordable. In recent years, I've helped hundreds of homeowners to protect their home from pests like bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, house flies, snakes, rats and other pests.

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