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  1. sfeh9

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue Feb 6 2018 0:57:05
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    Would a bed bug egg shell/cast survive the washer? Like would it not crumble/disolve in the water?
    While transferring clothes to drier I found what looked like a bed bug egg in the item that went through the washer. I know what bed bug eggs look like just worndering if it was possibly a piece of tape or something that could have been shaped like that.

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue Feb 6 2018 0:57:53
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    I “think” we have been bed bug free for almost a year therefore I’m kind of freaked if it is an egg

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue Feb 6 2018 11:45:11
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    An egg would not dissolve in the washer, but to find a single egg among a load of laundry is unlikely, especially since there are no signs of a current infestation. I think you've just given yourself a good scare, but it's good to stay vigilant.

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    Posted 8 months ago
    Tue Feb 6 2018 13:18:06
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    sfeh9 - 12 hours ago  » 
    Would a bed bug egg shell/cast survive the washer? Like would it not crumble/disolve in the water?
    While transferring clothes to drier I found what looked like a bed bug egg in the item that went through the washer. I know what bed bug eggs look like just worndering if it was possibly a piece of tape or something that could have been shaped like that.

    You should post a picture. Knowing what bed bug eggs look like very could make you think that various "egg-like" things must be bed bug eggs.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.

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