Yahoo Answers is shutting down on 4 May 2021 (Eastern Time) and, as of 20 April 2021 (Eastern Time), the Yahoo Answers website will be in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.

Sprinkling baking soda around my bed once in a while really kills off bedbugs. Shouldn't anyone know it?

Attachment image

5 Answers

  • 2 months ago
    Favourite answer

    they will when you asked this question,one thing that also helps is not using a regular bed or couch to sleep in, then they dont have cushions or a mattress to live on, i sleep on an airbed and that helps me a lot

  • 2 months ago

    It scratches their oily skin.

  • CB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Diatomaceous earth is safe and effective way to control bed bugs- takes 7-17 days so not instant - (if you are dead set on sprinkling white powdery substances around your room might as well be one that is recommended for bed bugs)

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There is no scientific evidence to suggest that baking soda is a successful home remedy for bed bugs. Baking soda actually breaks down when it comes into contact with water, so the idea that it can absorb the thick fluids found on a bed bug shell is quite questionable.

  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • 2 months ago

    How would baking soda kill bed bugs unless you drowning them in it? 

Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.