[LMB] Freezing Bugs (WAS OT: I need a hug)

Lorelei Kaena lorelei.kaena at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 14:03:20 BST 2018

What is fiber people do, if we’re unclear on moths or bedbugs, is toss the (heavily bagged in black) fiber (yarn, roving, fleece...) into the back of the car. A week as long as you’re in sun, and everything is dead. 
Remember the PSAs about how hot the inside of a car can get!

Turlach Wilks 
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> On 17 Oct 2018, at 07:12, baur baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
> ok .. 
> checked .. works for bedbugs 
> my sources say 7 days at -17°C (sources also claim that - if you have been travelling in bedbug areas and have a large enough freezer - just put your entire suitcase into it for a week, or a few days longer if its a large suitcase)   
> sources also say that dry heat of 50°C for one hours will also kill all bedbugs (note that all parts of the object have to reach that temperature for that time) - this means you can also put objects into the kitchen stove .. 
> Servus
> markus 
>> "James M. BRYANT G4CLF" <james at jbryant.eu> hat am 17. Oktober 2018 um 09:42 geschrieben:
>> Hugs for Kevin.
>> It certainly works for woodworm - when I moved from a
>> house with woodworm I rented quite a lot of space in a
>> commercial cold store (surprisingly cheap at some times
>> of the year - which, luckily, it was) and put ALL my
>> furniture and books (in airtight bags) there for a
>> fortnight. I have not seen any active woodworm since.
>> (Did have to repair about half a dozen glued joints.)
>> But some insects don't freeze dead - check bedbugs.
>> James - too little entomological knowledge to know
>> where to check reliably 
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