Bleach and other typical household products should not be used to try and control a bed bug infestation as they are not effective against the parasites and can result in fires. To treat a bed bug infestation, specific insecticides should be used instead.
In order to get rid of bed bugs, special care needs to be taken to ensure that all areas where the bugs can hide or crawl are treated with the insecticide. Bed bugs can hide in all parts of a bed, including the box spring, mattress and frames. Upholstered chairs and sofas can become infested as well.