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using a shop vac for bed bugs

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  1. racingheart2

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Wed Jul 17 2013 10:26:49

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    I know HEPA filters are the best choice, but would it be safe to use a shop vac sprayed inside and out with an appropriate pesticide and then heat treated with a dryer? As much as I'd like to spring for the best equipment I can't afford it at this point and am curious if that would be a sufficient precaution.

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Wed Jul 17 2013 10:45:31

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    That is not the way I would do it, spraying electronic appliances is not a good idea.

    Just use a stocking or tight with a fine weave as a "pre bag" and remove it from the hose them you are done. It's a simple solution but it works th best.

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