Laundering Items to Kill Bed Bugs (.pdf) Washing clothes and bedding is a simple and cheap method of killing all bed bugs. It is a very important part of both do-it-yourself bed bug control, and when you have professional pest control company apply insecticides.
The hot water plus the cedar oil should kill the bed bugs in your clothing! After washing with a combination of laundry additive and normal laundry soap immediately put the clothing into your dryer. To kill the remaining bed bugs in your dryer turn the heat up to at 130 degrees for at least 30 minutes.
That's good news if you're trying to get bed bugs out of your clothes: Washing your clothes in hot water will probably kill them, and spinning your clothes in a hot dryer will certainly kill them. In fact, just stuffing your bug infested clothes in a trash bag, sealing it and putting it out in the sun on a hot day will kill any critters inside.
Additives are typically additional detergent or enzymes. They may kill bed bugs (detergent will do that if strong enough), but likely not eggs. If an item can't be hot washed & dried, it should be cleaned and dried in the most appropriate way, then placed dry in a warm 125-130F dryer for 20-30 minutes or until the item is thoroughly heated.
Bed Bug Laundry Additive - Cedar Bug - Free Laundry Additive. Kill Bed Bugs and Mites Cedar Bug-Free, 16 oz., 32 loads, 85% Cedar oil, kills bed bugs and mites in the wash - cold or hot water, kill bed bugs and mites when you mop the floor, all natural - safe for your family and pets
The Laundry Additive kills bed bugs, mites and other bugs in the washing machine. This product works with regular laundry detergent and may be used with delicate items in cold or hot water. Our newest addition, Cedar Bug-Free™ Carpet Powder gets rid of bed bugs, mites, fleas, ticks, and other pests in your carpeting and rugs and lasts up to 12 months.