Does Ammonia Kill Bed Bugs?


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Neha Agrawal Profile
Neha Agrawal answered
Ammonia is not the most effective method of destroying bed bugs. There are a number of things you can do to rid your bed of these pests. Firstly, consider vacuuming thoroughly and every day before you go to bed. Ensure that you vacuum every little section of the bed and once that's done you should empty the contents outside of your house and wash the filter and hoses thoroughly. You could also attempt to vacuum up flea powder known as Pyrethrum which will ensure that you vacuum up dead bed bugs.

Moreover, you could purchase a mattress encasement which encloses the entire mattress and will trap the bed bugs. This will ultimately starve them to death; however, this could take a matter of months until you are rid of them.

Another option you could consider is to use hot steam to kill them. In order to do this you should rent a steam cleaner and cover every single fibre and fabric of the bed as well as the furniture in your bedroom and in the neighbouring rooms.

Lastly, if all else fails, you could always enlist the services of an exterminator. You will be able to find them in your local directory; make sure you find an exterminator who specialises in bed bug infestations. You need to keep in mind that it will be quite costly for you to enlist the help of an exterminator; however, it will prevent you from having to buy a brand new mattress set. Once you've contacted the professional and decided on a date for them to come over, make sure that you clean the house thoroughly before their arrival.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I used the ammonia and alcohol mixed together and it worked.
The two are very strong mixed together so be careful, it burns your nose and eyes.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yes there is hope. There is a product called steri-fab its for bed bugs and its ingredients are 60% isopropyl alcohol Phenothrin 0.22% Alkyl (60%C14, 25%C12, 15%C16) dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride 0.8% Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride 0.11%.I think if you just mix some lemon scented ammonia with a couple or a few bottles of isopropyl alcohol you can rid yourself of these tiny vampires. ;)
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Anonymous answered
Yes. Spray, let dry, repeat for 3 or 4 times over the course of 2 weeks.
Kathryn (Kathy) Hansen Profile
Not as far as I know. I had an issue with bed bugs some years ago in the UK. We bought some special powder at the chemists (drugstore) and every time we washed the sheets and remade the bed we would sprinkle some of this powder on the mattress. At this time I would often use one of my long coats on the bed at night since we didn't have extra blankets. After I came home to the US and wanted to wear the coat, I found that I was getting bitten again. So, bed bugs are exceptionally stubborn little things. They burrow down into the mattress, and can live for years on nothing. As long as I slept on that mattress we only controlled the bugs with the powder. We never actually got rid of them. I think that ultimately the mattresses have to be discarded.
Bhumika kateliya Profile

Ammonia is effective on bed bugs for a shorter duration of time and is less effective. After a few days you will face the same problem. I would recommend using high heat to eliminate bed bugs or best option is experienced pests control experts. ;)

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Chips Ters answered

Hello! Bed bugs are one of the most common household pests, and getting rid of them is very difficult. If you think you have bed bugs, it's important to act quickly. These pests multiply quickly and can spread to other areas of your home if left untreated.
I had a bed bug problem for a very long time and didn't know what to do when I turned to they helped me and the bedbugs disappeared, I am very grateful to these specialists.

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