There are several ways to kill bed bugs, and not all of them involve burning. You can use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to use a lower amount of insecticides to treat your home. The key is to identify the bugs in your home and be specific about how you want to treat them. Keep records of your observations and learn as much as you can about their biology and behavior.
Another way to kill bed bugs without burning them is to use sulfur powder. It’s a very effective chemical insecticide that works on contact. You can sprinkle it on furniture feet, as well as in crevices and cracks. Alternatively, you can mix a solution of sulfur powder with kerosene emulsion and spray the room. Regardless of the method, make sure to vacuum the area thoroughly after applying the solution. If you don’t have an access to a spray, you can also use sulfur ointment. The only drawback of this method is that it can harm pets and small children.
Despite the fact that they are flat, bedbugs will hide in cracks in your walls and furniture joints. If you have clutter, they’ll have more places to hide, making it harder to get rid of them. And since they don’t live in social groups, it’s unlikely you’ll find any of them in your clothes. If you suspect a bedbug infestation, call in a pest management expert.