Practical Solutions for Treating Laundry Infested with Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

  title={Practical Solutions for Treating Laundry Infested with Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)},
  author={Richard A. Naylor and Clive Boase},
  booktitle={Journal of economic entomology},
  • R. Naylor, C. Boase
  • Published in
    Journal of economic…
    1 February 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
ABSTRACT The common bed bug, Cimex lectularius (L.) (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) is known to become associated, from time to time, with clothing or linen. In such locations, it may escape insecticide treatment, and may be carried to new locations. We test the suggestion that laundering is sufficient to kill all life stages and thus help prevent reinfestation and dispersion. We establish minimum temperatures for washing and minimum temperatures and times for tumble-drying, as well as testing cold… 
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