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  1. Britt21

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    I've been vacuuming daily in our bedroom out of precaution, not necessity. We haven't been given a clean bill of health from our pest control company but they are extremely confident our bugs are cleared up. I'm still freaked out and am now stressed that they are living in my vacuum. Besides cleaning the canister, what else can I or should I do? Can they wedge up in the ridges of the hose?

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    Britt21 - 9 hours ago  » 
    I've been vacuuming daily in our bedroom out of precaution, not necessity. We haven't been given a clean bill of health from our pest control company but they are extremely confident our bugs are cleared up. I'm still freaked out and am now stressed that they are living in my vacuum. Besides cleaning the canister, what else can I or should I do? Can they wedge up in the ridges of the hose?

    If you're cleaning the canister immediately after vacuuming I wouldn't be worried about them hiding in the hose. I used my shop vac and used to spray Ecologic in right before I shut it down, not sure if I'd do that with a nice vacuum though. Hopefully your PCO is coming back soon and gives you some peace of mind.

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    I always lay down a little pile of cimexa and vacuum that up before going on a vacuuming spree. That way, if you happen to get anything alive in the vacuum, it should hit cimexa and die within a day or two.

    Current fighter of bed bugs, survivor of one previous bout of bed bugs, and ironically enough I'm the IPM manager where I work.
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    I dont have cimexa but I do have DE. Could I use that?

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    Britt21 - 26 minutes ago  » 
    I dont have cimexa but I do have DE. Could I use that?

    DE is more abrasive and over time will ruin the vacuum.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.

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