Buy a gallon or so of rubbing alcohol and some spray bottles. Rubbing alcohol is your new best friend. Rubbing alcohol is your new best friend. It not only kills bed bug eggs, but also works as a repellent to keep them from laying new ones, and keeps them from biting you at night.
Dousing them with rubbing alcohol (a tip you'll often hear) won't kill them; in fact, it might just burn your house down, as a woman trying to rid her Cincinnati apartment of bed bugs found out
While isopropyl alcohol, known as rubbing alcohol, can kill bedbugs and their eggs, it isn't an effective way to get rid of an infestation. Alcohol has to be directly applied to the bugs, which
My friend was in a pine forest and got eaten alive by chiggers. Watch as he yelps!
Rubbing alcohol and isopropyl: 91% rubbing alcohol mixed with isopropyl is a good combination for a bug-killing spray. Even though they are very similar in nature, there's enough differences that combing the two will give you a little bit of an extra punch.
With that safety precaution in mind, here's how to use rubbing alcohol for treating a bed bug infestation. The simplest method is to fill a plastic spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. Then spray the alcohol directly onto any visible bed bugs and into places you suspect they hide.