Theresa Braine’s bed bug-induced trip down memory lane

October 17, 2009

Although options like the Packtite mean people don’t need to throw their potentially infested items away in order to get rid of bed bugs (and probably shouldn’t — at least not without rendering them bed bug-free), decluttering is often part of the bed bug experience or its aftermath. A bed bug infestation at home forces […]

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Kill bed bugs and eggs in your stuff using a Packtite

March 29, 2009

The FAQ below focuses on the original Packtite, which was subject to a voluntary recall by the manufacturer in December, 2013. More on the recall here — including what to do if you have a Packtite Original. To read about the newer, larger, more expensive and more powerful Packtite, available in the US and Canada, […]

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FAQ: Leaving stuff out to freeze, walk-in freezers, etc: how cold and how long?

August 4, 2007

So you want to de-infest a bunch of stuff, and you want to try doing it with cold? Dr. Michael Potter covers that, in the article from January’s 2007 PCT Online entitled “Killing them Softly”: In colder climates, freezing might be a way to de-infest furniture and other belongings. Bed bugs and their eggs can […]

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