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  1. cantcallit2016

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Fri Feb 17 2017 23:54:45
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    Have a lot of clothes in totes curious if they we're infested would bugs be hard too find have over 500 gallons full have looked through all just curious as too if the are harder too find in a lot of clothes

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    Sat Feb 18 2017 0:39:16
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    You would have to be incredibly meticulous to find eggs or really young nymphs because they are super small. The fresh hatched nymphs look like a speck of white dust or lint.

    This is a fed nymph. Unfed they are pale and tiny.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/lou_bugs_pix/324802634/

    If you don't want to heat treat them then perhaps Nuvan strips in each container would work.

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    Sat Feb 18 2017 1:14:34
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    Ty for the links have dried all of them in a dryer before putting them in totes last year my main? Would be if they we're in my totes for a yr. Would they be heavily infested by now I have seen all stages in the past except eggs so that would be the main?

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    Sat Feb 18 2017 6:17:56
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    Hi,

    Unless the clothes are stored close to / under the bed the risk of infestation of clothes in containers is minimal. In 9 / 10 cases we actually don't find it necessary to bag and wash all the clothes in the treated room, we will happily leave items in wardrobes on the other side of the room in low to medium cases.

    If you are finding sporadic activity you need to focus on how they are arriving in your home rather than how to deal with things in your home.

    This is especially true for items that are well sealed or that have lids. They are more likely to be on the outside of bags under the bed than working their way inside.

    Hope that makes sense.

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sat Feb 18 2017 9:47:29
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    The only method I succeed to kill them in my clothing is boiling my clothing.
    I put a 22 liter kettle on an electric single pitfire on the bathroomfloor and I boil my clothing after every single use.

    Methods that did NOT work for me:
    - 90° washing machine
    - 30 minutes hot dryer
    - freezing for 3 days at -20°C

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sun Feb 19 2017 3:22:40
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    Ty David you have been very helpful along the way


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