Burning your bed does not kill bedbugs, but it does make the bedbugs feel uncomfortable. It releases noxious fumes, which make bedbugs seek out safe havens. Burning bedbugs can be a very effective pest control option if you have a serious infestation.
Another method of controlling bedbugs is to place silica gel into cracks. This can be an effective repellent because silica gel absorbs moisture. However, you should exercise caution when using this method in a home with children or animals. If you do use this method, make sure to wash all surfaces thoroughly afterwards.
If you can’t get rid of bedbugs by burning, you can dry them out using high heat. If you can’t do this, you can also try freezing the items. Be sure to use bug-proof covers for the items that cannot be dried out with heat. For the hard-to-reach areas, you can use steam cleaners. If you want to use the steam cleaner, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Using a sage or peppermint stick is another method of killing bedbugs. You can also wrap the stick with a thick piece of cloth string and burn it, but be careful not to burn it. It could lead to fire and could cause serious injury.