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  1. NOtobedbugs

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sun Nov 17 2013 16:02:11
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    Hello,
    I am very careful when bringing clothing or anything else into my home. Everything goes immediately in the dryer. I bought myself and my daughter a 2 foot tall stuffed snowman at a craft show. I tried mine out and put it in a pillowcase and in the dryer. It sort of ruined it. There were some glued on things that disappeared (I thought they were sewn on, didn't really think about it) and lost some stuffing out of it. I don't want to ruin my daughters. I feel like the risk is small but I would still like to do something before I give it to her. She has a very curious dog so I don't want something that would hurt the dog either if she somehow got a hold of it. Any ideas?

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sun Nov 17 2013 19:10:37
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    Hi

    My suggestion would be a packtite closet. I am not sure if you are willing to spend the money for it though, unless you plan to do this often.

    I will wait for others to provide their comments.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sun Nov 17 2013 19:44:00
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    I think it was the heat that ruined it. All the "stuff" that was glued on obviously came off and seemed to disappear?? Don't know where the stuff went!

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sun Nov 17 2013 19:50:08
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    Maybe seal it in a plastic bag along with some kind of no pest strip or a flea collar for dogs and leave it in the bag for a week or so.

    .....I am NOT an expert.....

    Any advice i give here is based solely on my own personal experiences in dealing with bedbugs & other household vermin.
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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sun Nov 17 2013 20:06:13
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    Actually I wondered if a Nuvan strip would work. Paul, when you treat something like this with a nuvan strip, is there any "toxic" stuff left on the item itself? I feel like I may be going overboard but don't want to take a chance.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Nov 19 2013 18:27:09
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    I know this is trivial compared to many problems here but besides a nuvan strip is there any way to treat this item anyone knows about? Otherwise I will order some strips and use that, but wondered if there was any other way to make sure it was clear.

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    Tue Nov 19 2013 18:35:04
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    Hi,

    I would say PackTite if available might be the safest option. If you don't own one you can always look for a pest control company that use them or a prep company.

    The only other methods I know would be cost prohibitive as to be 100% certain you would need to have access to logging equipment to make sure its all calibrated and running correctly. If you were closer I would say bring it down to the warehouse.

    Hope that helps.

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