Even the cleanest home can have bedbugs since they are often transported on luggage or people. These tiny, oval, black bugs are blood-sucking parasites that reside in a mattress and box springs, and they prey on the person who settles in for a good night's sleep. Often the first sign that you have a problem with bedbugs is waking up with small welts or bumps on your back, neck, arms and legs. If you treat infested fabric and wooden surfaces with Clorox to kill the bugs, it might save you a visit from the exterminator.
Remove drawers and the contents from nightstands and dressers for easier cleaning. Check surfaces for infestation. Using the upholstery attachment, vacuum all surfaces.
Remove linens and blankets. Machine-wash them in hot water followed by a hot dryer for at least 20 minutes. The heat will help kill the bedbugs.
Remove the mattress and box springs and prop them against the wall. Vacuum thoroughly to remove bugs, feces and shed skins. Also vacuum the frame, slats, base board and headboard.
Mix 1 part Clorox with 1 part water in the spray bottle. Clorox is a biocide, which means it can have a controlling effect on organisms. It can be effective for killing bedbugs on surfaces.
Spray all wooden surfaces with the Clorox solution. Continue by spraying your mattress and box springs. Allow everything to dry thoroughly before you reassemble your bed and furniture.