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has anyone tried "bug vacuums" to get bugs off books?

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  1. mangycur

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Feb 20 2014 10:17:36
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    I know that if there are bugs in my books there could be eggs, so really I should packtite, but I have a few books I need NOW and don't plan on taking them out of the house. My vacuum is strong and rips pages out of books. Has anyone tried any of those "bug vacuums" like this? Might be good for specimen collection as well.

    http://www.amazon.com/Summit-2450904-Backyard-Safari-Vacuum/dp/B000YJMHLC/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1392909106&sr=8-7&keywords=bug+vacuum

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Feb 20 2014 10:23:42
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    Hi,

    The suction of such devices and the "professional" versions (puters) are not strong enough to overcome the anchoring abilities of bedbugs feet.

    There is also the issue that the places that bedbugs tend to hang out in books would not be accessible by such devices and you are better off sticking tot he advice in the FAQ with regards books and either sealing long term or treating with a PackTite.

    Sorry its not better news than that.

    David Cain
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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Feb 20 2014 18:56:07
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    thaks david!

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Thu Feb 20 2014 19:44:07
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    No worries, where most people have a cupboard in the kitchen or shelve in the garage with gadgets and things they have tried I have a rack full of them in the warehouse.

    Some where good ideas that failed while others were just non starters but we had to see for ourselves, we follow "Fox" when it comes to data, it's a hang over from the science and investment days. I have met people who have claimed cures to just about everything you can think of and sadly so few made through to fruition.

    I may try and find the time to write about the principles of how and why we test the way we do. A lot of it draws from my earlier career. Suffice to say when you are making $40 million investments you want to make sure your thorough as your career is based on not making mistakes.

    Certainly things like bug collectors, devices. gizmo's and gadgets necessity is both the mother and inspiration for always seeking solutions. I commissioned by first bespoke tools in 2005.

    David

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Fri Feb 21 2014 14:33:58
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    Wow, as a frequent shopper on Amazon, I am always amazed at all the things you can buy on there. I bet this one would make for some pretty interesting conversations at a garage sale. Although, it could be fun for the kids to use in the backyard to collect bugs.....hmmm, may have to think about that one for this summer.


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