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How Hot Does The Laundry Temperature Need To Be To Kill Bed Bugs
Contrary to popular opinion, bed bugs don't indicate how clean or unclean you are, but you still need to take prompt action to get rid of them. It is vital to wash all of your bedding and clothing where bed bugs could hide and nest, but you can only be successful if you wash it at the proper temperature.
The washer and dryer provide a hot environment that can help get rid of your pest problem, and according to a study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology, bed bugs at all stages of life will perish at 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Sustained heat at 122 F (and above) will also kill them.
A hot cycle in the washer for 30 minutes, followed by a hot cycle in the dryer for another 30 minutes, should get rid of bed bugs; however, longer and hotter cycles are advised for larger loads. According to Home Warranty of America,mostf dryers have a temperature range of 125 to 135 F.