Boiling Water: A Home Remedy Myth That Won’t Get Rid of Your Bed Bugs

Dealing with bed bugs is extremely frustrating. While drastic times lead to drastic measures, don’t fall for the old wives tale about killingg bed bugs with boiling water. The grain of truth in this “solution” is that a bed bug cannot survive boiling water being poured on it. That’s fine, however, it will not address your real problem.

The myth goes, that by pouring boiling water on your affected mattress, you’ll get rid of your bed bug problem. Although this method may seem logical, and the hot water may kill some of the bed bugs, you’ll end up with a soggy mattress while missing the bugs safely tucked away in other areas of the room. Since bed bugs are masters at hiding, you won’t be able to reach all of them in any affected room or area with boiling water.


Bed bugs travel, and infestations often cover entire rooms or even more of a home. To get rid of a bed bug infestation, you need a treatment that will encompass the entire infested area, including hiding spots, and kill mature bed bugs along with their nymphs and eggs.

To schedule an appointment with our team to learn about ways to get rid of bed bugs that are actually successful (and affordable), contact our office today at (864) 735-7767!


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