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Furnishings in the Winter cold teens temperatures,

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  1. theszak

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    Sat Mar 7 2015 8:45:48
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    Even though there's forum documentation otherwise, it could be that an informal experiment putting furnishings outside in the winter cold teens temperature worked this time. No bugs appeared in the furnishings afterward, yet.

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    Sat Mar 7 2015 13:14:28
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    Hi,

    Let me think.

    Yes an informal experiment is much more likely to defy the laws of physics and magically make it likely to work.

    It is written before because it's been done before, while it's your choice to waste your own time and efforts it's not "cool karma" to waste the resources of others (including making me write the 10th post this year confirming it's not possible).

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    theszak - 5 hours ago  » 
    Even though there's forum documentation otherwise, it could be that an informal experiment putting furnishings outside in the winter cold teens temperature worked this time. No bugs appeared in the furnishings afterward, yet.

    theszak,

    Several thoughts come to mind:
    (a) If it were easy to inspect items to find bed bugs, you could just do that instead of treating them. It's not, and given that fact, it might take time to know if some bed bugs or eggs survived in your items or not.
    (b) You can't be sure there were bed bugs in your items at all. So not reintroducing bed bugs doesn't mean the freezing process worked, it just means you don't know.
    (c) It's not that freezing temperatures can't kill bed bugs. It's just that these need to be sufficiently cold and carefully maintained (not fluctuating). And you really need to monitor temperatures inside the items in various places to know whether those temperatures were maintained.

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