A group of drying machines at a laundromat that can be used to deal with bed bug infestations.

Can Bed Bugs Survive the Dryer?

When trying to kill bed bugs, heat is a safe and effective technique to rid clothing and fabrics from bed bugs. This is why cleaning your clothes through both the washer and dryer is a great method of dealing with a bed bug infestation. 

Why Does Heat Eliminate a Bed Bug Infestation?

Heat is an extremely effective bug remover and exterminator. Most pests cannot survive intense steam or straight heat. Industry leading experts suggest that this is the only proper way to remove bed bugs because of its safety and timeliness. 

Why You Should Eliminate a Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs can cause health problems and issues to your furniture. These annoying pests bite and can leave marks on a person’s skin. These bites look like mosquito bites and can leave behind rashes and lead to itchiness. 

The Science of Heat

Heat is extremely versatile and we can change it to serve multiple purposes. For more delicate procedures, we can kill bed bugs in the form of steam. Additionally, we can treat entire rooms with certain heating techniques. These bugs simply fold under pressure and cannot stand the heat! 

Why Does the Cold Not Kill Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs do not like being outdoors. They will do everything they can to get indoors. One reason behind this is that they do not like the cold, however it does not kill them. Instead of dying, bed bugs will go dormant and conserve their energy. This makes it extremely difficult to kill these nagging pests with the cold. 

Do Bed Bugs Enjoy The Heat?

NO! They can burn up very easily! Use heat as the safest method of removing these annoying little critters. 

A dry, sandy desert that represents the feeling that a bed bug infestation would feel during heat treatment. Methods of Bed Bug Infestation Disposal

Heat is the best option to kill bed bugs. However, there are alternative home methods that exist to eliminate a bed bug infestation as well.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide can kill bed bugs. However, it is a chemical that can bleach surfaces and can cause harm to you as well. Additionally, you must add hydrogen peroxide directly to the bed bug. It is also extremely tedious in removing clothing and furniture. So please, choose another alternative than hydrogen peroxide!


Ortho has fantastic reviews and is capable of killing bed bugs. This is where the positives end because Ortho is a harmful chemical that can cause damage to yourself. Additionally, to kill a bed bug, it must make direct contact with the bed bug. This can be extremely difficult if the bug is in a really tough place to reach, such as a deep furniture crevice. 

Heat Treatment

Heat treatment is the safest and most efficient form of eliminating a bed bug infestation. This is the process of exposing the bugs to temperatures that range from 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit. This will kill all the bed bugs without having to pinpoint all the bed bug infestation locations. 

However, heat treatment comes with one disadvantage and that is it can take upwards to 10 – 12 hours to get the job fully done. This can cause issues in office buildings and other residential neighborhoods. Even with this negative, it is still the safest and most efficient method and our professionals highly recommend this method.

Need Help With a Bed Bug Infestation?

If you are experiencing a bed bug infestation, give Bed Bug BBQ a call at (216) 221-1227 or on our contact page. We are always happy to fry those bed bug pests that have invaded your life. Let us conquer your bed bug infestation so you can live your life happily! And remember, if you have a bed bug infestation in your wardrobe, use hot water in the washer and high heat in the dryer to get rid of these annoying critters!

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