If you've found yourself thinking along these same lines, please hold off on taking your hair dryer and going to war with bed bugs. We have a couple things for you to consider. The optimal temperature to kill bed bugs (including adult bugs, eggs, and nymphs) is anywhere from 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Washing at lower temperatures will kill adults and nymphs but most bed bugs eggs will survive. Bed bugs don't live in clothes like body lice but they will hide in clothes or shoes. And it's very likely that some bed bugs will be found on bed linens and mattress covers. Clothes or other items that don't require washing but do require bed bug disinfestation can be dried only.
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. However, whatever the Internet says about being able to conquer the bugs all by yourself, I wouldn't try it.
The steam on most steam mops gets hot enough to kill both bed bugs and their eggs, and you can use it on anything. Only certain things can fit inside of a dryer, but a steam mop with a portable steamer doesn't have those limitations.
Frequent Washing and Drying Can Kill Bed Bugs And Eggs Washing and drying your clothes and linens in hot water is an effective way to prevent and kill bed bugs and their eggs. It's also important to wash and dry any other washable fabrics in your home, including items like couch covers.
Yes will it kill the bed bugs if kept above 139 + degrees for over 2 hours, yes. However those machines cant guarantee to get cubic inch in your hotel room, apt, or home. It can't heat up whats behind your walls and in the light sockets.