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How to prevent bed bugs from getting on my things from guest clothing?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bad bed bugs.

Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal.
It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. It is an insidious problem. It hides in crevices during the day. At night it is.

In brief: Bad bed bugs.

Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal.
It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. It is an insidious problem. It hides in crevices during the day. At night it is.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans exhale as well the warmth emitted by our bodies. It comes out to feed on our blood. Agree w earlier answer regarding avoidance. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Keep away

Keep far away from infested materials (clothes, linens, bedding, luggage).
Also, keep your things off the floor. If they do get infested or you even suspect that, then wash everything in hot water to kill the bugs and their eggs. If at your home, you may need fumigation or an exterminator.

In brief: Keep away

Keep far away from infested materials (clothes, linens, bedding, luggage).
Also, keep your things off the floor. If they do get infested or you even suspect that, then wash everything in hot water to kill the bugs and their eggs. If at your home, you may need fumigation or an exterminator.
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