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If You Can't Stand The Heat.......

Sunday August 26, 2012

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Question:

Can bedbugs be treated by heat method alone?

Kathy, NY

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Answer:

Almost 10 years ago, and shortly after The Common Bed Bug starting making its comeback in the U.S., our industry researchers quickly began new studies on this creature. What they found is that heat is The Enemy of the bed bug, and some numbers they offered from their lab studies were these. 104 degrees for 24 hours kills all bugs and eggs, 113 degrees for 1 hour, or 175 degrees (a clothes dryer) takes only 5 minutes to kill all bugs and their eggs. For that clothes dryer, though, they suggested running things that can stand it for at least 30 minutes and if washing is to be done it is effective on a hot... Read more

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