Bed Bug Eggs Blow Dryer
How to Get Rid Of Bed Bugs on Couches and Furniture Bed bugs got their name by hiding close to where their food source (i.e. you or another unlucky fellow) is sleeping or resting. This means that you're most likely to find bed bugs on or near your bed or other furniture that you frequently come in contact with, such as a couch or recliner.
The best way to kill bed bugs is to run your clothes and bedding through the dryer on high heat for 10-20 minutes. Wrap any infested furniture in plastic and place it in direct, hot sunlight for 24 hours. For stubborn infestations, use a bed-bug specific insecticide or spread diatomaceous earth around problem areas.
It's an all-day process but so worth it because it kills all bugs and the eggs. To Heather - heating your clothes, towels, linens and pet bedding in a commercial dryer at high for 30 - 40min. will kill all bed bugs and eggs. They generally lay eggs in a hiding location (like bedding) not on animals or humans.
According to the NYC Department of Health, a hair dryer held on a bed bug for 30 seconds will kill both bed bugs and their eggs. The dryer should be on the lowest air setting and highest heat setting. Other home alternatives include a hand held steamer, which is a more common approach. Bed bugs are killed at 113F. The source lists other home
If your dryer reaches 120 degrees, it can kill bedbugs and their eggs quickly -- but it might take the dryer 10 to 15 minutes to reach that temperature. Because of this delay, tumble-dry your
Research has also indicated that if your dryer has standard temperature settings, even a low dry cycle will achieve temperatures high enough to kill bed bugs and their eggs. Linens should be laundered regularly (preferably weekly) in hot water and dried in the hot cycle of your dryer to kill any bed bugs or eggs on the items.