Can rubbing alcohol – or sprays – kill bed bugs?
This is a popular DIY solution – but very flawed. If you can manage to get rubbing alcohol or sprays directly onto a bed bug, you will kill it; in fact, you can kill bed bugs by putting all sorts of things, including hand soap, on them. The issue isn’t killing the bugs, it’s finding them in the first place – just the fumes won’t kill them. Rarely, if ever, will you be able to kill every single bug using this method.