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Will bedbugs infest a carpet cleaner?

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  1. Freaking_out

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    Fri Jun 21 2019 9:47:09
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    Our first heat treatment failed and I'm in the process of setting up a second treatment. In the meantime I'd like to get the house clean because we need to move in (it was vacant). I bought a new vacuum and it is bagless would it be a bad idea to use it? Also we have a carpet cleaner, no steam. Will they infest the carpet cleaner as well, or would the chemicals used kill them? I'm not opposed to putting a little bleach in there as the carpets won't be bleached by it. I just don't want to use my things, get the house bug free but have my machines infested and spreading them again. I would die lol.

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    Fri Jun 21 2019 9:58:03
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    Hi,

    It should not be an issue but I am at a loss why you would not see the logic in dealing with this one major issue as a priority and set aside all other things until it’s complete.

    I get a lot with people who find bedbugs during renovation. I always advise make the bedbugs the priority because to do it the other way around I may need to destroy your newly decorated room to fix the problem I could have done easily the first time.

    Hope that makes sense.

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    bed-bugscouk - 1 minute ago  » 
    Hi,
    It should not be an issue but I am at a loss why you would not see the logic in dealing with this one major issue as a priority

    Anything I can do to help out the process, and get my family in the home faster. We have been living in a hotel for almost two months dealing with renovations and then finding the bed bugs. We had to come up with more money to pay for a very expensive heat treatment. We were originally told the house needed two things and it spiraled into whole new plumbing, dry wall and a list of other issues. We are financially drained and the sooner I can get into my home the better. That's the only reason I am even willing to enter the house and begin getting it clean to move in. I'm assuming this second heat treatment will do the trick and I can have my home. Thank you for the advice

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    Posted 5 months ago
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    I don't plan on moving in until after the treatment has been declared a success, I have a severe bug phobia lol. I just want it clean so it's one less worry, if that makes sense.

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    Fri Jun 21 2019 10:24:47
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    You'll want to clean after the heat treatment, before would just be an unneeded step.


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