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  1. pissedoff

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sun Dec 9 2007 14:26:31
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    I have read freezing will take a week or two in sub zero temps. Im *guessing* that the majority of sites I have researched on are written by Amaricans.I am in Manitoba Canada and the overnight temp dropped to -28C with a -36 windchill and right now it is -19C with a -28 windchill. Will these extreme temps kill them off any faster? Right now my furniture is outside sitting in snow so I would kind of like to get it back in out of the snow ASAP.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sun Dec 9 2007 18:06:36
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    http://bedbugger.com/2007/08/04/faq-leaving-stuff-out-to-freeze-walk-in-freezers-etc-how-cold-and-how-long/

    Lou Sorkin, entomologist, said it took 5 days to kill bed bugs at -29F. Don't have info on colder temps. I'd give it 5 days.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sun Dec 9 2007 20:29:15
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    Thanks for the link. Guess Im gonna have to leave it out there.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sun Dec 9 2007 20:31:04
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    Remember, it could take longer. Stuff can be very insulating. Think about people camping in sleeping bags which are suitable for X degrees. Lou was not trying to freeze bed bugs wrapped in comforters or quilts or bags of clothing or books.


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