Bed bug powder is one of the most commonly used and effective products to kill bed bugs, such as the JT Eaton Bedbug and Crawling Insect Powder. Powders generally contain diatomaceous earth, which is applied to areas where bed bugs are known to hide, such as crevices and wall cracks.
Insecticides are effective in killing bed bugs on contact, such as Bedlam Plus Aerosol and Phantom Aerosol. Insecticides are best used in combination with other products as part of a multi-step program. Steam cleaners and vacuum cleaners should be used to clean infected areas and kill bed bugs and eggs residing in the areas.