Does Ammonia Kill Bed Bugs?
Although people do claim having gotten rid of bed bug problem with the help of ammonia still, it is generally not recommended as the process is neither considered safe nor too effective, particularly the use of bleach and ammonia mixture because it releases chlorine gas that is harmful for lungs.
Nonetheless, soaking bedding, pillows, carpets etc in ammonia (and washing them afterwards) or regularly spraying it for about two weeks can help in repelling bed bugs.
However, after using ammonia, you are likely to notice an unpleasant, pungent smell lingering around the area where it is used. Ammonia-based cleaning products can also be helpful, provided they are sprayed directly on the bugs.
In addition, ammonia can be used along with hot water to kill bed bugs because these bugs and their eggs cannot withstand extreme heat. But, all in all, ammonia itself is not too effective in killing bed bugs.