Prevent Getting Bedbugs With Alcohol!


Bedbugs have become a pricey epidemic in cities across the country.  If you feel you are at risk, a cheap and safe prevention plan is to purchase a gallon of 91% isopropyl rubbing alcohol and fill a couple of spray bottles.  Spray each bed, your cloths, and your shoes.  Bedbugs hate the smell of alcohol, and as long as you do not already have an outbreak, direct spraying should kill any eggs and bugs on contact. Warning: alcohol is highly flammable.  Do not light a match or spray near an open flame.

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3 Responses to “Prevent Getting Bedbugs With Alcohol!”

  1. Ken Hando says:

    Alcohol will only eliminate bed bugs if applied directly to the bug – there is no residual effect and no effect whatsoever on their eggs.

    • brandi says:

      Thanks Ken. Fab & Fru was told by an expert that if eggs are sprayed directly, they will also die. Is that true in your experience? Please advise!!

  2. Mark says:

    I’ve researched this a lot, and experts say alcohol will NOT kill the eggs, and will only kill bed bugs if sprayed directly on them. No poisons work on the eggs, that is why pest control treatments have to be repeated after 2 weeks, when the eggs hatch.

    There are comments from professionals in both of these threads

    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/will-alcohol-remove-eggs-from-surfaces

    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/does-alcohol-kill-eggs

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