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  1. Arctyr

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Jan 4 2017 22:09:25
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    Hello everyone.

    I had a bedbug problem in May of 2015. I moved off the property in May and moved many of my things into a non-temperature controlled storage unit in June 2015. My things have been there since. That is a total of 19-20 months with no hosts available in temperatures varying -5 to 100 degrees fahrenheit. (I live in Missouri )

    Is it safe to say that there's no danger in getting my books and old clothes out of storage now? Just want to be certain before I touch anything. I looked at the FAQ and it mentioned that the absolute maximum is 18 months, but I just wanted to be absolutely certain for obvious reasons.

    Thanks for any answers.

  2. Arctyr

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Jan 4 2017 22:15:08
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    I'm sorry, this is in the wrong forum and I can't delete it. My apologies.

  3. mp7ski

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    Thu Jan 5 2017 3:12:29
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    From my extensive research, I have yet to find a starvation technique that has actually worked with something that was undoubtable infected. For some reason they find a way. If i were you, I'd buy a packtite and heat treat stuff as I pulled them out of the unit over time, all while taking precautions to make sure anything doesn't hitch a ride or escaped the treatment, only to follow you back home. You can't underestimate these things, if you do, they'll win.

    I am not an expert, any advice I give should be considered as amateur advice and not taken as fact. I mean well with all my posts and try to give back. If you plan on using any of my advice, I suggest doing research into said advice to make sure it is in your best interest.
    Study on Thermal Death Points(pages 18-29 of pdf) : http://www.propanecouncil.org/uploadedFiles/Council/Research_and_Development/REP_12221%20Efficacy%20of%20Heat%20on%20Bed%20Bugs.pdf
    Study on Cimexa: http://www.pctonline.com/article/pct0814-silica-gel-research-bed-bugs/
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    Thu Jan 5 2017 11:01:10
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    You're fine at 19-20 months. We're going 18 months just to be extra safe but a year would probably be OK.

  5. Bappida

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    Thu Jan 5 2017 11:33:18
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    if you have waited this long, might as well wait a few extra months just to be extra extra sure.

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    Thu Jan 5 2017 11:36:34
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    I have seen several of the professionals here say 24 months to be certain. Worked for me.

    Not a pro here. Call me Jon Snow...... for I know nothing, except what I've experienced.
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    Arctyr - 1 day ago  » 
    I'm sorry, this is in the wrong forum and I can't delete it. My apologies.

    Fixed! No worries.

    Were the items sealed?

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."

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