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Does a hair dryer work?

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  1. justdiscoveredbb

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Tue Mar 2 2010 11:23:27

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    I have read various sources on the internet regarding the use of hair dryers to heat objects up and kill eggs. Does this actually work?

  2. Louise

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Tue Mar 2 2010 11:57:28

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    Hi, Anna!

    So sorry that you're going through this!

    My understanding is that no, a blow dryer is *not* an effective means of dealing with bedbugs since it's difficult to know where ALL of the eggs are. In the process, if the heat does not kill the bugs directly, it will drive them even "deeper", where they will lay eggs that will be even harder to reach with heat.

    There is also the question of whether or not a blow dryer would emit enough heat, as well as the danger of blowing bugs away but not killing them...thus spreading them further.


  3. Winston O. Buggy

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Tue Mar 2 2010 13:09:13

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    A good hair dryer can be used ti kill bed bugs and eggs. It is a slow process and you need to take care not to blow them away with the dryer. Repeated hits in prime feeding areas can be of assistance although more extensive work is required to resolve an infestation. Using an iron with a towel underneath can also be used around the edges of mattresses.

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