How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Computer and Other Electronics

How do you get rid of bed bugs in computer and other electronics?  This question proves that they can be found almost every where. They can transfer to your body undetected while you are working on your system or playing video games. This takes all the fun out of playing and diverts focus from your work.

how to get rid if bed bugs in computer and other electronics

This bed bug problem seems to be never ending one. There are people who have cleaned the whole house, washed and dried all the infested and dirty textiles yet are still looking for an effective solution to get rid of them. Obviously, it is frustrating that after all their efforts they get bed bugs in their computers and other electronic appliances like radios, televisions, video games and telephones, to name a few.

how to get rid of bed bugs in computer and other electronics

The major problem in trying to get rid of bed bugs from electronic appliances is that these items are sensitive to heat, solutions and most other treatments.

So, how do you get rid of bed bugs in computers and other electronics?

how to get rid of bed bugs in appliances

  • This is a tried and trusted trick. Soak a rag in pesticide. Place your laptop, along with this soaked rag, in a plastic bag for 48hours. For this treatment you must take the following precautions:
  1. Close the laptop properly so that there will be no contact with the keys. The soaked rag should be kept far away from the laptop in a single plastic bag. Only the fumes or vapors of pesticides can go inside the laptop.
  2. Thoroughly wipe down your laptop with deodorant to get rid of that obnoxious pesticide smell.
  • You can also heat up your computer internally by “over-clocking”.  You can easily download this tool. Temperatures of over 113 degrees Fahrenheit are fatal to bed bugs.
  • You can also try moth balls.
  • You should not spray any liquid insecticide.
  • You can also go for heat and fumigation treatments but in a controlled manner. Preferably call a pest controller.
  • Most electronic equipment can handle temperatures of up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the items in a thermal chamber. The temperature should be properly regulated.
  • Chemicals like sulfuryl fluoride are used in fumigation. This is also one of the effective treatments for bed bug infested electronic appliances. It is highly recommended to call professional for fumigation.
  • DDVP resin strips can be used. Place it in a plastic trash bag and leave it for 4 days. There is a risk of gas leakage out, so always keep it in a place far from the living area.
  • You can also use Nuvan Prostrip to reduce bed bugs that have entered in electronic appliances. Take care that Nuvan Prostrip does not come into contact with the items themselves. Seal the items for at least 48 hours to kill eggs, larvae and bed bugs.
    how to get rid of bed bugs

Above all, calling a pest controller always helps in reducing as every bed bug infestation from your house. When they get vacate other locations then they will definitely also leave electronic appliances.

How to get rid of bed bugs from the refrigerator

Step 1: Completely empty the fridge, switch it off and unplug it.

Step2:
Wash the fridge with vinegar and washing soda.

Step3:
Rinse with fresh hot water and wipe it out with a clean rag.

Step4: Use a brush or vacuum to clean the coils.

Step5:
Wipe between the gasket and door with the help of rag wrapped around a popsicle stick.

Step 6:
replace everything including food properly.

Pest controllers know very well how to get rid of bed bugs in computers and other electronics. So it is highly recommend that you call them, or you can use the above mentioned products and tricks.


12 Responses to “How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Computer and Other Electronics”

  1. Cindy says:

    My sons home is infested with bed bugs. He has thrown out all of his furniture and bedding. I had asked them to come live with us because they have a baby due any day now. What precautions should I have them take before moving in so that they will not bring the bed bugs with them? I am concerned about their electronics and clothing. I’m wondering if I should withdraw my offer. That may sound cold, but it would not do any of us any good if they just brought them with them.

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    • Lavenda says:

      I suggest that you have them wash and dry on high every piece of clothing on the day that they move. They are to place each washed and dried item into a black plastic bag and at that time bring them to your house. Bed bugs can get into shoes as well. So, I suggest you have them to fumigate the house in a specific area with the shoes in there. They also can use 90% volume rubbing alcohol by using a very damp cloth to lightly saturate the out side and inside. Allow the shoes to air dry. @Cindy:

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    • oc says:

      I hava a note book computer and stuck it in thr freezer for a few days (no bag or wrap just laptop on the show no more bugs and
      it works as good as it did the day I bought it
      battery and all

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  2. Joe says:

    Sounds like a large infestation. For absolute peace of mind, it is best to discard the old electronics in a sanitary way especially if they are cheap ($100 or less) and use the tips in the above article for expensive electronics. He can also seal up electronics very tightly (air-tight) for over 2 years to starve the bedbugs and hatchlings, from the eggs in the electronics, to death. He should clean off the surface of whatver container he is storing his items in just in case some eggs fell out onto the outside of the container.

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  3. Lee says:

    What about getting one of those “Space Bag” devices (or something similar) that uses a vacuum unit to remove air from a bag. Bed bugs need to breath, so I would think they’d suffocate…to be safe, I’d leave it for at least a week, just in case the eggs don’t need to breath. Eggs hatch in 7 – 10 days. You could also get a Packtite, a device which heats up contents to 120 degrees F (bed bugs and their eggs die at 114 degrees F, if maintained for 1 hour). Although the Packtite is not recommended for electronics, 120 degrees is fine for electronics as long as they are OFF. And the battery should be removed b/c they can explode at high temperature. 120 degrees is less than if you left it in your car on a hot summer day.

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  6. Jessie says:

    They love electronics, I have to put tape al over my house, all my electrical plugs had nest of bed bug, and I couldn’t pick in it cause is electric, I might roast with them too :(

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