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Does Disinfectant Spray Really Kill Bed Bugs?

Does Disinfectant Spray Really Kill Bed Bugs?

Hotels are one of the main culprits in spreading bed bugs. It's easy for bed bugs to hide in the cracks and crevices in a hotel room, crawl into your luggage, and hitch a ride into your home. A hotel in Denmark is trying to fight back by using a disinfectant spray that is good for a full year. But does disinfectant spray kill bed bugs?

Hotel Ottelia in Copenhagen is using a new disinfectant that is transparent, odorless, and activated by sunlight. According to the scientists who developed the spray:

... the antibacterial spray has been shown to break down microbes that range from influenza and salmonella to mold spores and allergens. Cover a room like invisible insulation, and it can purify the air for up to a year, removing contaminants such as cigarette smoke or other odors.

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Does Disinfectant Spray Kill Bed Bugs?

This new disinfectant spray does not kill bed bugs, but it's not intended to. This is a good thing, because getting rid of bed bugs requires a lot more than just spraying chemicals or pesticides in a room.

Bed bugs feed on blood (mainly human), and can survive for months without feeding. Additionally, sprays are only effective if applied directly to the bugs, not just the areas where they walk. (Even then, spraying isn't 100 percent effective.) The most effective way to get rid of bed bugs is to vacuum or otherwise physically remove all the bugs and eggs from the affected room. Then, a thorough disinfecting clean to remove all traces of bed bugs is in order.

If you have bed bugs, you need professional help ASAP. Call us now at 425-482-2100 to schedule an inspection with one of our certified technicians!

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How Disinfectant Spray Helps

Although this sunlight-activated spray won't get rid of bed bugs, it can help prevent bed bugs in two ways. One is that, after bed bugs are removed, the disinfectant will make the room less inviting to re-infestation. The second is by proxy. Because housekeepers and cleaners at the hotel won't have to spend time disinfecting each room every morning, they have time to vacuum and clean in the hard-to-reach spaces where bed bugs thrive.

Housekeepers don’t have to apply chemical detergents and cleaners or breathe their fumes. They can vacuum, dry-clean linens, and wipe down surfaces, and CleanCoat does the rest. Guests also benefit: Their rooms are cleaned faster without using chemicals that can cause allergic reactions.

So, even though CleanCoat will help keep hotel rooms bacteria-free, it won't kill bed bugs. Call us today at 425-482-2100 for full-service pest control, and get rid of bed bugs now!