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what repels bed bugs?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bed Bugs: Some professional exterminators use portable devices to raise the temperature of a room to a lethal temperature. All stages of bedbugs can be killed at 122 f (50 c). In some cases, you may have to throw out heavily infested items such as mattresses or couches.
Answered on Aug 1, 2019
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No repellants: There are no specific repellents for bed bugs. Liquid & dust pesticides can be sprayed into crevices. There are some bed bugs that are resistant to pyrethroid pesticides. As stated earlier - whole house heating is often used by professional exterminators.
Answered on May 4, 2014
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