We Respond Like EVERY Call Is An Emergency

Can You Freeze Bed Bugs to Death?

Posted on December 4th, 2017 by Knockout Pest

bed bug infestations

Bed bugs are one type of pest everyone wishes to never get infested by. Not only do they suck your blood while you sleep, but they’re one of the hardest pests to remove from your home. It’s known that bed bugs will die in extreme heat — what about extreme cold?

Can You Use the Freezer to Kill Bed Bugs?

Under the right conditions, you can freeze bed bugs to death in your freezer. In order to kill bed bugs that are hiding on infested items in your home, make sure you:

  • Set the freezer to a temperature of no higher than 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place all items in sealable plastic bags to prevent bed bugs from escaping.
  • Make sure the entirety of the item has reached 0 degrees Fahrenheit (including the center).
  • Once the center of the item has reached 0 degrees Fahrenheit, allow it to sit here for four days.

Items You Can Freeze

  • Articles of Clothing (that cannot be washed in hot water)
  • Shoes
  • Jewelry
  • Books & Pictures
  • Toys

Items You Should Not Freeze

  • Electronics
  • Items of Historical Value
  • Items That Become Damaged By Condensation
  • One of a Kind Items (cannot be replaced)

Washing clothes in hot water can kill bed bugs, but what do you do about the rest of your prized possessions? Luckily for you, Knockout Pest Control is well-versed in both heating and cooling methods when it comes to managing bed bug infestations. To learn more or to schedule an inspection, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Knockout is a proud member of the following trade organizations

IFMA

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

BOMA

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.

NPMA

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.

NYPMA

The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.

CAI

CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.

GreenPro

GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

Customer Reviews

The final icon, in blue and white, closely similar to the original version but with the body foregrounded, and wheel cutouts to suggest motion.