[LMB] Freezing Bugs OT:

baur baur baur at chello.at
Fri Oct 19 11:03:02 BST 2018

actually the temperatures do not be that prolonged .. the german health service report i saw said 1h at 45°C is enough to kill 100%  .. and than said for safety one should add 5°c plus several hours so that the core of the object to be heated reached the 45°C for at least one hour (the exact time differs obviously by object ... it does not help if the surface of the mattress reaches the 45°c while the well insulated center is still nice and cool)

so its better to be safe and sorry .  

but several weeks or months at 45°C will do the trick nicely ..

thank god there does not seem to be an independently evolved australian bedbug (it probably would have a pouch and jump really well) 8)



>     Helen Fenton <hifenton at internode.on.net> hat am 19. Oktober 2018 um 11:24 geschrieben:
>         > > 
> >         On 19 Oct 2018, at 7:11 PM, James M. BRYANT G4CLF <james at jbryant.eu> wrote:
> > 
> >         Lorelei tosses the (heavily bagged in black) fiber (yarn,
> >         roving, fleece...) into the back of the car for a week.
> > 
> >         This does depend where you live!
> > 
> >         James - just back from the Equator (where it does work)
> >         to cloudy England (where it doesn't
> > 
> >     > 
>     I was interested in this problem and wondering why I had never come across these nasty little bugs so I looked it up on Wikipedia and it said that they are killed by prolonged temperatures of over 45 degrees Celsius . Ah ha light bulb moment !!! 45 degrees Celsius is summer in Oz for three months solid. 40 - 50 c in most parts of nsw . No wonder I've never come across these nasty little bugs. They wouldn't survive their first summer. Most oz homes do not have air con we just rely on ceiling fans and open windows
>     Helen
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