Central Vacuum for Bed Bugs?(6 posts)
We use a central vac in our single family house and I was wondering if this is a good use to vacuum up potential eggs and nymphs? Is this a strict no-no? This house is only 2 years old so I don't expect there to be cracks in the piping and the suction is very strong.
Some have said here they have thought of putting sprays in the final end container. This does not seem like a safe method? If anyone has any advice, please feel free!
I would not recommend this as there is a possibility for an errant bed bug to become a "bug in the system". Perhaps you could utilize a tip I believe from Mark Sheperdigian and place a ladies (or perhaps for us in NYC a TVs) stocking to act as a filter for bed bugs. Unless of course the suction on a central unit is too great.
The Mark Sheperdigian stocking method is illustrated graphically in the Michigan guide for which I posted a link in your prior thread.
I love that term "graphically" it sounds so Truman Capote'ish.
Hmm the suction definitely is too much for the stocking trick. Do you guys think that maybe steaming the container after vac use might work?
Check the diagram again. The sock is held in place by two connected hoses/tubes.
Vacuum suction can usually be adjusted with a valve on the hose.
When dealing with BB, it's probably best to avoid brush tools.
Vacuum bags should be sealed in plastic and disposed of outside the home. Others have noted that cups/buckets can be washed thoroughly in very hot, soapy water.
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