It is important to note that rubbing alcohol can indeed kill, repel bed bugs and control a bed bug infestation; however, the relief should be seen as temporary. In minor infestations, alcohol can be used to eradicate a bed bug infestation. In addition, like bed bugs, rubbing alcohol can be used to kill ticks and also disinfect the infected area.
Rubbing alcohol will kill bed bugs and their eggs which directly contacts it. It will stop bed bugs to walk around and repel them from you. So, rubbing alcohol is an effective way to fight with bed bugs. But it has disadvantages too.
Rubbing alcohol not a good solution for bed bugs. However, in the latest revelations from researchers, it seems that very few home insecticides are worth the time or trouble when battling bed bugs. That's not to say that some of these products won't kill some bed bugs, but the ideal product for killing bed bugs just isn't out there, experts say.
Given that isopropyl alcohol is only a contact killer, ie only kills the bug you can see & on which you score a direct hit, here's a great money-saving tip that's just as effective; Hit 'em with the bottle.
Some toys may be disinfested by cleaning with hot soapy water and/or rubbing alcohol. Select and use insecticides safely. There are no magic sprays that kill bed bugs very well. Most commercial insecticides will kill bed bugs if applied carefully and directly to the insects and their hiding places. An exception is "Bug bombs", or aerosol foggers.
Look for EPA-registered pesticides that have bed bugs listed on the label. Use foggers (bug bombs) only with extreme care and only if bed bugs are listed on the label. Improper use can harm your health or cause a fire or explosion. Foggers should not be your only method of bed bug control.