How to Use Sulfur Powder to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

Written by Amir Tajer


Posted on June 02 2017

Sulfur and Bed Bugs; the Different Forms of Application

It is a very scary experience when your home is infested with bed bugs. The pests can give you and your family sleepless nights.

Bugs appear all over especially during the summer season. You have to work hard to protect your home and children in particular.

You will need to employ effective methods to eliminate them completely and protect your house from future infestation.

Sulfur is one of the best and valuable pesticides that you can use to get rid of bed bugs in your home.

It is safer than other commercial pesticides, and it does not cause harm to other beneficial insects like the honeybee.

It also animates and kills repels insects. You can use both lime and elemental sulfur to create your homemade insecticide to kill bedbugs.

You can use it in various forms some of which include;

Sulfur Dioxide

sulfur to get rid of bed bugs

This type of sulfur is destructive to all forms of life. It is the most dependable insecticide. It is a dry gas which is very poisonous to pests and insects. The dry sulfur dioxide, however, has no germicidal value.

Fumigation of this gas may, however, damage property during dry days. It destroys metals and fabrics when moist.

To prevent this, before fumigating, cover the assets that cannot be removed from the room by covering them with paper or coating with petroleum jelly.

To produce sulfur dioxide, you need to burn sulfur or liberate the liquefied sulfur dioxide.

Flowers of Sulfur



This sulfur in its dry powdered form can be used to kill bed bugs.

You can apply the organic yellow sulfur powder by several means, and the simplest method is by sprinkling the powder in the area of infestation.

You can also combine the organic yellow sulfur powder with other insecticides like resin wash, kerosene emulsion or soap wash to make it more efficient.

You should first mix it into a paste and add it to a spray tank in a proportion of about 2 pounds to 50 gallons.

Sulfur in the Form of Ointment

This is applied just in the same way as the sulfur flower. All you have to do is implement the ointment in the infested area and leave it for some time.

Sulfur has a low toxicity to people, but it is wise to take safety measures when dealing with it. It could cause skin and eye irritation if not handled with care.

Always ensure to put on safety clothing like rubber gloves, dust mask, and goggles. Keep children and pets out of reach until the applied area has been watered and allowed to dry.

Make sure to choose the right type of sulfur you need. For example, if you want to use it in conjunction with oil spray, lime sulfur is the best.

With elementary sulfur, you will have to wait for at least a month after application of the oil before using the spray thus chose wisely.

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  • Comment author

    How often should sulfur be burned to fumigate a bedroom to break the life cycle of bed bugs ?

    Posted by Michael | November 03, 2023
  • Comment author

    That is a very cute picture of an isopod. They are the harmless little guys who roll up into a ball when someone pesters them. Also called sowbugs, pillbugs, lots of other things. They’re land dwelling tiny crustaceans, for sure not bedbugs.

    Posted by just one seabird | February 15, 2023
  • Comment author

    I am trying to get information on burning sulfur to get rid of bed bugs in my mobile home if I order the sulfur from you how much do I put in Pan to burn like tablespoons or what we have used it under our house to get rid of scorpions but my nephew has bed bugs and I want to order this sulfur can you tell me how to use it Thank you in advance. Sharon Wheeler

    Posted by Sharon Wheeler | February 09, 2022
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    How to use sulfur power for bedbugs

    Posted by Debbie Ewing | July 05, 2021
  • Comment author

    We used sulphur candles for bed bed bugs. All gone :)

    Posted by Summer | December 21, 2020
  • Comment author

    I have an infestation of bedbugs. Will sulpher greenhouse candle to the truck. I cant afford much so any advice would be great thanks

    Posted by Mary matheson | November 02, 2020
  • Comment author

    Can I use sulfa Power to killed bed bugs ?where do you put it and what stores carry it

    Posted by Marcella Roberts | November 02, 2020
  • Comment author

    I have powder sulphur need to know how to mix in sprayer for bed bugs or how to burn it for fumigation

    Posted by D White | October 14, 2020
  • Comment author

    How often should I apply sulphur powder on my mattress to get rid of bugs and chiggers

    Posted by Rajlakshmi Dube | September 01, 2020
  • Comment author

    How do you burn sulfer to kill bed bugs
    We have tried everything

    Posted by Christina L Shahan | July 31, 2020
  • Comment author

    Tammy: Hi there, if you refer to the Flowers of Sulfur section, that should be your best bet for making a Sulfur treatment and applying it to infested areas. For more peace of mind, we highly recommend reaching out to a fumigation/extermination service to get a professional opinion. We hope this helps. Thank you!

    Posted by Greenway Biotech | July 27, 2020
  • Comment author

    I would like to burn Sulfur to get rid of Bed Bugs in an old House 3 Bedroom 2 Bath. I went to Lowe’s and purchased A Burn Pot much like you would use for A Bonfire of sorts. My Husband and I are unsure if we need to mix the Sulfur with anything. Our last Tenant failed to tell us they had A Bedbug infestation. Little help or advice would be great.

    Posted by Tammy | July 27, 2020
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    Please explain how to burn bed bugs with sulfur. I have a friend who wants to do this at their home. They want to know how much to use per room and long it takes to kill the bugs. Most rooms are 9 by 12. Thank you.

    Posted by Ruth Loebe | July 16, 2020
  • Comment author

    I just bought some pure sulphur powder to combat bedbugs. How do i mix it to make a spray? Or can it? Whats the most effective use of the spure sulphur powder?

    Posted by amber | June 11, 2020
  • Comment author

    How to use for bedbugs ?

    Posted by Christine | May 01, 2020
  • Comment author

    Barbara: Hi there, unfortunately we cannot guarantee that the sulfur powder will be 100% effective for your needs. Application results vary by individual, but if you need further reassurance of whether this product is what you’re looking for, please reach out to our customer service team by sending an email to the address mentioned in our “Contact Us” page. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Posted by Greenway Biotech | April 24, 2020
  • Comment author

    I am looking for burnable sulpur to get rid of bed bug infestation. If I order your powder, will this be assured to work? I believe I need something without fillers…just old style sulphur that worked great ! I got some that was 90% but did nothing really…PLEASE HELP ME

    Posted by Barbara | April 24, 2020
  • Comment author

    How do you burn the sulfur in your house too get rid of the bugs. What kind of sulfur do you get to burn

    Posted by Linda Dennison | February 24, 2020
  • Comment author

    How do you burn the sulfur in your house too get rid of the bugs

    Posted by Linda Dennison | February 24, 2020
  • Comment author

    Sandra: Hello, thank you for reaching out! We’d like to ask if you could please email our customer service team your question so they can provide you with a more detailed answer for your specific needs. Thank you for your understanding!

    Posted by Anonymous | January 06, 2020
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