Dear random, If you use the words: baking soda, bed bugs, kill & repell in the same sentence I'm pretty much not reading any further. Baking soda & salt to kill or repell fleas and/or bed bugs is unheard of and not because it's a newly discovered viable treatment methodology.
People claim they've used baking soda to kill bed bugs and they have three different explanations of why it works. But neither theory is true. Even if there is some actual effect on bed bugs, it will not be strong enough to kill one bug. This makes it impossible to get rid of a bed bug infestation with baking soda alone.
Baking Soda to Kill Bed Bugs. The desiccation (drying out) property inside baking soda helps to get rid of bed bugs. You may use a paint brush in the bowl of baking soda. Now, use this brush to coat the light layer of baking soda on the cracks and crevices, which is expected to be bed bugs
6 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Bed Bugs [Incl. Recipes] By Joan Clark. Just make sure you pay attention to the tags on the fabric, as your linens may be dry clean only. Dry cleaning can also kill bed bugs, but make sure you inform the dry cleaner of the possible infestation. Baking soda
4. Baking Soda. It is always handy to have some baking soda in the kitchen. Yes, you guessed it right! It can kill bed bugs. Take a good quantity of baking soda and just sprinkle it onto the areas affected by bed bugs. Keep it for some days and if need be do sprinkle again every other day.
Baking soda bed bug bites is a scientifically proven remedy though. If you have been bitten by bugs, you may apply a paste of baking soda in water on the bitten regions of the skin. The paste reduces the stinging, pain and burning that occurs due to the acidic venom in the bed bug's saliva.