Windex for crawling bugs(4 posts)
I discovered that Windex is great at killing bed bugs when sprayed directly on the bug. Windex is toxic stuff so do not get it on your own skin or leave it sitting on surfaces. It is toxic to cats who sit or walk on everything. Once you have done your massacre of bugs wipe it off with just plain water on a paper towel.
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91% alcohol is a cheaper choice and leaves practically no residue.
When I went to the 2nd Boston Bedbug conference, the inspectors there told us almost anything will kill a bedbug on contact so I would have to think Windex might, too. Like spidyjg, the inspectors mentioned alcohol as something to kill bedbugs on contact. The sad thing is that some internet vendors are selling expensive snake-oil sprays "guaranteed to kill bedbugs on contact"--when rubbing alcohol will do the same thing. Buyer beware.
It's good that we have alternatives.
Alcohol or Windex, which leave little or no residue (but can damage paint, plastic and finishes), can be good on fabrics. Murphy's, a greasy soap, can be a better choice for leathers or wood, while a conventional detergent (assuming it works) can be good for most other surfaces.
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