Amy asked me about our Laundry Balls and Bed Bugs this morning, and this made me curious enough to investigate these nasty little critters~

Although we can ensure safe laundry cleaning methods, professional extermination of surrounding areas is almost always necessary. THEY DO TRAVEL!!!

Rest assured that Dry Heat will ensure their demise on laundry items at least:

Placing clothing, footwear, rugs, toys, stuffed animals, backpacks and other non-launderable items in the dryer for a certain length of time can conveniently remove bed bugs. When an average clothes dryer is run for five minutes at low, medium or high heat, they generate temperatures of about 140, 150 and 180 degrees (respectively). It is believed that when drying a bundle of infected clothes, high temperatures are able to kill bed bugs. It is suggested to run the dryer for more than 20 minutes.

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