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  1. bedbugPA

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Apr 30 2012 8:45:51
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    We think our bedbugs may have come from a wooden bed frame we bought used. It has been removed from the house, as well as a crib that had bedbugs all over it (the bedding). I want to get rid of both - both have been outside for the latter part of the winter and are outside currently. Is it possible that the bedbugs are all dead? Can we put these items out on the curb with a free sign? Can we store these items for a year or so and use them again one day?

  2. esperanza

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Apr 30 2012 9:09:13
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    Don't leave it outside with a "free" sign. Winter doesn't kill bed bugs. See:

    http://bedbugger.com/2007/08/04/faq-leaving-stuff-out-to-freeze-walk-in-freezers-etc-how-cold-and-how-long/

  3. cilecto

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Mon Apr 30 2012 23:41:58
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    So long as bed bugs can access a source of food (birds, rodents), they can live and reproduce. As noted above, outside cold is not that reliable a kill method. Heat (in a chamber or from a heavy duty steamer) is much better.

    If an item is not good enough to being back into your home, it's not good enough to be put out with a "free" sign.

    Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night...
    - Psalms 91:5-7

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  4. bugdefcon

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Tue May 1 2012 1:56:55
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    "Can we put these items out on the curb with a free sign?"

    Why do you want to give bedbugs to someone else?


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