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The Boiling Water “Myth” That Won’t Get Rid of Your Bed Bugs

February 04, 2019 - Bed Bugs

Dealing with bed bugs is extremely frustrating and although drastic times lead to drastic measures, you should not try and kill bed bugs with boiling water. This is one method you may have heard of because a bed bug cannot survive boiling water being poured on it, however, it will not address your situation.

The myth goes, that by pouring boiling water on your affected mattress, you’ll get rid of your bed bug problem. Although this method may seem logical, it is not effective for treating a bed bug infestation. The water may kill some of the bed bugs, but you’ll miss the bed bugs tucked away in other areas of the room. Since bed bugs are masters at hiding, you won’t be able to reach all of them in an affected area with boiling water.

Although this method work for very isolated cases, it is by no means a solution to clearing up a bed bug infestation in your home. Bed bugs travel, and infestations often cover entire rooms or more. To get rid of a bed bug infestation, you need a treatment that will encompass the entire infested area and kill mature bed bugs along with their nymphs and eggs.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment with our team to learn more about bed bug removal methods, call us at (615) 257-0255 and schedule a consultation today.

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