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Warm water detergent soak for delicate items?

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  1. Sgubdeb

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Thu Mar 16 2017 16:56:55
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    I read this article
    https://www.thespruce.com/handle-bed-bug-infestation-laundry-2146304

    They say for delicate items, you can soak them in warm water and lots of detergent for several hours to kill bedbugs. Does anyone have any experience with this? I am into fashion and have a lot of things that simply cannot take any high heat, so this seems like the best solution.

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Thu Mar 16 2017 17:41:44
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    I would freeze any delicate items for two-three weeks. Make sure it's at a freezing temperature.. I had a big scare and this helped me a lot.

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Thu Mar 16 2017 22:18:02
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    There's a video on youtube that shows when a bed bug is soaked in soapy water it dies. Don't know about eggs though.

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    Posted 3 months ago
    Thu Mar 16 2017 23:41:36
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    barelyliving - 1 hour ago  » 
    There's a video on youtube that shows when a bed bug is soaked in soapy water it dies. Don't know about eggs though.

    [URL=http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/Iloveburgers/media/20170315_193112_zps5x4kmh4r.jpg.html]

    https://youtu.be/_1yVos_x4B4

    I dont think it does anytbing for eggs so you would probably have to bag the item and re soak it 10 days later.

    I'm not an expert. Just sharing what I learned from my experience.
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    Posted 3 months ago
    Fri Mar 17 2017 2:39:12
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    I have no idea how that picture of a spider beetle ended up posting. Strange. I meant to post this youtube link.

    https://youtu.be/_1yVos_x4B4


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