Area Service. Put 8 to 10 dryer sheets on the surface of your mattress before you put your sheets on. Place 1 to 2 dryer sheets inside your pillowcases. Put dryer sheets in your clothes and linen closets. Bed Bugs are repelled by scented dryer sheets. 5. Wrap the legs and bed rails of your bed with duct tape.
While people are often told to wash on hot and dry on hot, a hot dryer alone is sufficient for doing the bed bug laundry. Consider this brief article in PCT Online (Jan. 2007) that rounds up information provided by bed bug researchers in a panel at the 2006 National Pest Management Association Conference.
How to Identify a Bed Bug Infestation. Having bedbugs in the house is not necessarily a sign of a dirty home. Even five-star hotels can have bedbugs. They can be a nuisance, however, and should be dealt with promptly. This wikiHow will
The heat of a clothes dryer is high enough to kill bedbugs in all stages of their life cycle. Some machines, however, take longer to heat up than others. Fact Sheet, Bed Bugs; Pest Control
Testing the myth. The researchers haven't yet tested the distance over which the dryer sheets repel the gnats or whether they also repel mosquitoes, but it is interesting to see that the myth may be true. And perhaps I'll try tucking a dryer sheet in my back pocket next year during mosquito season—it's certainly easier than applying bug spray.
Set the dryer to run for at least 30 minutes on the highest possible heat cycle that will not damage the fabric. Ideally, the heat should exceed 120 degrees to kill both the bugs and the eggs. How to Treat Bed Bugs in Furniture How Care and Clean for Satin Clothes and Sheets How to