If you've just recently discovered you have a bed bug infestation, your mind is probably scrambling to come up with an easy solution. Immediately, you'll weigh your options and consider some of the most potent chemicals you have on hand. Surely, bleach will kill bed bugs and their eggs.
Soaking the mattress with bleach might work in parts for bed bugs hiding there. If you can, pour a bottle of bleach all over your mattress. This will kill most of the bed bugs and drives out others. So stay put with a bottle of all purpose cleaner and shoot at everything that moves out of it.
Yes, bleach can help kill bed bugs eggs. It can be diluted with water and sprayed in areas where bed bugs and their eggs are found. How do you kill bed bug eggs?
But I would stop soaking everything in bleach just because you think it's going to kill the eggs. I don't think we have any proof that it will work. And you'll likely get much more relief from doing what a PCO tells you you should do to support his or her treatment.
Again, there is some contention on this, but the prevailing thought is that unlike with adult bed bugs, bleach is not very efficient at killing bed bug eggs. Although the chlorine or other ingredients in bleach will kill bed bugs that come into contact of it, eggs provide an insulation of sorts against such chemicals.
As you may have deduced, heat will kill bed bugs and their eggs. While you are most likely focusing on the live bed bugs, you need to be diligent and thorough about destroying the eggs as well. One way to get to all the cracks and crevices in your furniture and in your home is to get a dry steamer - a heavy-duty one that can heat up high