Boric acid does not kill bed bugs. It acts as a stomach poison that can kill insects such as cockroaches. Bed bugs, however, consume blood, so they don't ingest the poison.Continue Reading
Washing and drying bedding regularly can reduce the likelihood of a bed bug infestation as can purchasing bed bug proof encasements for mattresses and box springs. To be effective, the encasements must stay on for at least a year. Since bed bugs also hide in surrounding areas, decluttering and vacuuming the floor, bed frame and upholstered furniture can help.
Over-the-counter pesticides tend to be ineffective against bed bugs. Many bed bug infestations require professional treatment. Pest control professionals use a combination of non-chemical and chemical treatments to eliminate bed bugs.Learn more about Fleas & Bedbugs