Placing Items in the Cold to kill Bed Bugs

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Submitted by BedBug Central on Tue, 2009-12-15 00:00

In this episode Jeff will discuss why placing bed bug infested items outside in the cold may not be an effective option for eliminating bed bugs from items.  Bed bugs may not be as susceptible to cold as they are to hot and therefore, placing items outside may not be effective for eliminating bed bugs.  In addition, no matter how cold it is outside, there may be areas on that couch that the cold never treats and thus the bugs may be insulated from the cold temperatures.  Even though snow may be on the couch, the snow may insulate the bugs from the cold environment and not eliminate bugs from it.  In conclusion, placing items outside in the cold to eliminate bed bugs is not recommended and may not be effective in controlling bed bugs.

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