I came upon this idea long ago. Clients used to ask me how to disinfect their cars after they had transported a dog with a highly infectious disease. I merely stated that in the summer, the interior of the car reaches almost 150-175 degrees which is way past that required of Pasteurization..145 degrees for thirty minutes. Recently, a head louse infestation hit and the recommendations are to bag up contaminated clothes and items and leave them bagged for four weeks. I recommended that they be bagged and put them in a vehicle closed up for five days in this heat. No way a head louse or the nits will live at 150 degrees or longer for several hours.
My wife has recently become obsessed worrying about bed bugs. We recently went on a trip to Tennessee and stayed in 3 different motels and a nice cabin. She went over each place with a fine tooth comb. Supposedly they get behind the headboard. Unfortunately, you can’t look behine a head board that’s attached to the wall. When we got home she washed clothes for too days.
Funny thing is, we both swore we were getting bit by something but there were no marks. All in our head?
Finally, why are bed bugs all of a sudden front page news?