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Mark Sheperdigian on vacuum cleaners and the 'knee-hi technique'

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    In Pest Management Professional:

    "Another popular, if unconventional method is to use knee-high nylon stockings as a primary filter to catch bed bugs before they even enter the hose."

    http://www.mypmp.net/pestcontrol/The-Vacuum-Cleaner-Effect/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/526469

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    Sat Jun 28 2008 20:43:06
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    I really like this idea, and also their advice on how effective vacuum cleaning is. Thanks for the link!!!!

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    Very interesting, 'nomo.

    Just don't turn off the vacuum until you have those bed bugs tied off...

    Per the article:

    Another popular, if unconventional method is to use knee-high nylon stockings as a primary filter to catch bed bugs before they even enter the hose. Knee-highs are like the sock version of pantyhose, and can be purchased anywhere pantyhose are sold. Stuff the knee-high down the hose of the vacuum like a filter, and use the crevice tool attachment to hold it in place. The knee-high will catch bugs, debris and anything else removed by the vacuum. At the end of the job, the knee high can be removed, tied off and simply disposed.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    nomo!!!!!!! you're back!!!

    also, i like the knee-high idea. not only does it allow you to control what happens to the bugs in terms of careful disposal, but i imagine it also allows you to inspect what you vacuumed up if the nylons are the sheer type. such a great idea.

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    I guess he has a regular column; there are two other Sheperdigian articles:

    Client Education Can Make a Difference

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    Prepare Your Crew for Bed Bug Work

    Hi lil_bit! You're sweet; I'm just visiting. I hope you like your new city!!


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