Friday, March 22, 2013

To Get Rid of Bedbugs, Bake at 118 Degrees for 90 Minutes

So says Jeffrey Budd.

Bedbugs in books: Holland library considers roasting them with heat chamber. (Grand Rapids News, 3/22/2013)

Excerpt:  The PackTite® was originally intended for heat treating suitcases. However, this portable heat chamber is also effective for treating other items such as 
  • backpacks
  • clothing
  • sleeping bags
  • tools
  • books
  • CDs 
  • shoes
  • purses
  • pillows. 
The PackTite® is basically a collapsible duffle bag that contains a support rack on which you place your infested items. The PackTite® has an interior heater and an exterior heat monitor so that you can see the temperature inside the bag. The bag is heated to a temperature above 120°F killing all bed bugs life stages, including eggs.

Approximate cost:  $300.

Budd makes an appearance in this video.

Related posts:
Bedbugs bite libraries.  (12/6/2012)
Bedbugs @ the Taylor Community Library.  (10/25/2011)
Long Island library closed for bedbug treatment.  (11/14/2010)
Top ten list:  Where the bedbugs are most likely to bite.  (8/25/2010)
Bed bugs in libraries:  Do you want to run that figure by me one more time?  (8/23/2010)
Bedbugs infest the classics at the Denver Public Library.  (10/2/2009)

1 comment:

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