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  1. Fallthebedbugs

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Mon Jan 29 2018 17:55:51
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    Hi,

    I have a serious bed bug problem and another post as well for other questions.

    Question:
    I have an expensive leather jacket. I think it has bed bugs. Can I put it in the dryer? Is there a better way to kill them?

    Thanks!

  2. Pattycake

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Mon Jan 29 2018 21:13:14
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    I've read that Murphy's Oil Soap is a good bedbug killer. I use it on my leather hot tub cover. Maybe a good scrubbing would eliminate the bugs on your jacket. Unvanquished strips in a sealed plastic container would work also. I put some leather pillows in one and they were fine.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Tue Jan 30 2018 11:43:44
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    Thanks. I can't see them on the surface. But after I posted last night, i actually saw one come out of the stitching. I put the jacket in the freezer. Do you think this will work?

    These bed bugs are ruining my life completely. We need to get to star trek levels of technology to get rid of them.

  4. BigDummy

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Tue Jan 30 2018 11:53:55
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    The freezer isn't going to work. Set the temp to low heat and throw it in the dryer for 30 minutes.

    Killer of bed bugs for Homeless Empowerment Program
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    Posted 6 months ago
    Tue Jan 30 2018 15:53:53
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    That is suppose to read NUVAN . You can google it.They work.

  6. Fallthebedbugs

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Tue Jan 30 2018 18:09:19
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    Lol... That is quite an autocorrect. Just got home from work and was going to research it.

    Thanks!

    I have read about these and tried to order them off a few websites but apparently there are legal issues getting it in Canada.. I think I should probably try a little harder to be perfectly honest.. there must be a way to get them. A couple of sites I tried to order from said that.

    The problem though is that re-contamination can happen so easily. From bed or couch to shirt to jacket. I would throw these things away but I have now had them treated many times and I have read this is the biggest mistake you can make- throwing stuff away. I have to move, I will throw away when I move for sure but for the moment I have to live with it.

    I am really really fed up. I don't know what to do.

  7. bedbugsbugme

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Wed Jan 31 2018 15:06:57
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    When you throw stuff away make sure to spray paint on the item that it has bed bugs so no one tries to take it home.

    I'm not an expert. Just sharing what I learned from my experience.
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    Posted 6 months ago
    Wed Jan 31 2018 16:44:37
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    Try searching for NoPest Strips. They have the same ingredients but are easier to find. They have been a blessing for me . I've treated my lamps pictures and other things that couldn't be dried or heated. Good luck. It is a whole lot of ass pain.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Fri Feb 2 2018 19:52:15
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    Thank you for the tip! I will do anything at this point. I will search for those. But I am wondering if there is any point until I am totally ready to throw everything I can away and move. There are things that simply cannot be thrown away- diamond/gold jewelry, passport, things that have little monetary value but have been in the family for generations.

    I think the only real option I have is to treat these things as best as I can, move (possibly to a temporary location to make sure I haven't got a bb problem) and throw everything else away (I am in a good position that way- a lot of my stuff is end of life anyway). In my other post, I mentioned I have just bought a brand new car about a month ago. I don't even know where to start with that issue. I will lose thousands of dollars if I sell it and I don't want to pass the problem to someone else.

    I don't think I have ever been this depressed about anything in my life.


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