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Can bedbugs arrive in factory-sealed furniture boxes?

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  1. dsf3

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    Fri Jan 20 2012 8:47:23
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    Dealing with a recurring bedbug problem, which started about the time we got a new couch. Can bedbugs arrive in factory-sealed boxes? We bought the couch from a warehouse store, came in three boxes, they were all sealed and everything was new.

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    Fri Jan 20 2012 9:56:47
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    Hi,

    Yes it is technically possible but the reality is that its not common and although I have occasionally been asked to investigate such a situation I often find that the evidence does not support it.

    If it were to be your source you would expect to see most of the activity associated with those items and certainly they would show more signs that other areas of the property.

    You would also find a string of such cases rather than an isolated one item because there would have to be a significant infestation in the supply chain which could easily be chased and identified if correctly investigated.

    To give you a comparable situation I get a lot of cases where people tell me it was a specific hotel they stayed at when ultimately it turns out to be the adjoining neighbours. I would recommend you first exhaust all other possible sources before raising this one.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Jan 20 2012 10:03:05
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    OK, thanks.


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