Recently, news about the effectiveness of using Ozone to eliminate bed bugs began to spread like wild fire in the pest control business. So what we did at the University was that we launched a major research about the effects of bed bugs. We first examined these pests called common bed bugs and at the same time we also examined the products used to control and eliminate them. Because of the fame of ozone, we focused our attention on it. Our findings are in the following lines:
That yes, ozone is definitely capable of killing bed bugs. The catch is that until this day, we still do not know the extent of its effectiveness in eradicating bed bugs totally.
That yes, too, ozone may be harmful to people, even animals. Excessive exposure may cause serious respiratory problems. Our intensive research on the subject of bed bugs and ozone led us to contact a certain group of pest control professional in U.K. They have been doing experiments on ozone and its effect on bed bugs and they stated in their report that they found out that there were very few dead bed bugs in the room subjected to ozone. They are also extremely concerned about the negative effects that ozone may give to human, animals and even household materials.
In the end, our recommendation would be to wait first before using ozone as an insecticide. It would be better to use the usual and trusted ways to control bed bugs than jump to the conclusion that ozone is very effective and instead suffer the consequences.