So which one is the quickest one? Before answering this question, there is another question that needs to be answered: Is the quickest way always the best way?
Let’s answer the first question! But what does “quickest” mean?
The one which kills “a bed” bugs in a shortest time?
The one that kills “all bed bugs” at home in a shortest time?
The one that you can “apply” in a shortest time?
I believe that a quickest way is the way which will get the result in the shortest time? The result is of course, to get rid of bed bugs permanently.
Let’s take a look at all remedies in terms of speed:
Heat – Fast
Vinegar – Slow but ineffective
Essential oils – Very Slow and not fatal
Cold – Slow
Baking soda – Slow killer
Ironing – Fast killer
Diatomaceous earth – Slow killer
Rubbing alcohol – Fast but needs to be used directly
Dry cleaning – Fast
Borax – Slow
Bleach – Fast but need to be used directly
Crossfire – Fast
Vacuum cleaner – Fast but ineffective
There is no quickest way
Believe me, speed isn’t the matter when it’s about bed bugs. Because bed bugs are tough creatures and this war is not about only your weapons but it’s also about time.
The way with a long period which will eradicate bed bugs is much better than another way which will get temporary results in a short time.
What is the quickest way to kill bed bugs? For example, ironing: Just kills bed bugs in seconds. It’s very fast. But is it the best way? Absolutely not! Because you need to find all those clothes and sheets wit h bed bugs and iron them one by one which is very ineffective.
If you focus on getting rid of bed bugs fast, you can miss some other important rules on this war against bed bugs:
This is a war of TIME
Having a permanent treatment is much more important than a quick way
Always keep your eyes open for them, even after a successful treatment.