Don’t let the bed bugs bite. Prior to the mid-twentieth century, bedbugs were a common household nuisance, but the widespread use of DDT in the 1940s and 1950s pretty much eradicated them. But… now they’re back, and more resistant than ever. The traditional treatment is a barrage of chemical sprays and dusting performed by a professional exterminator. But there is another option that is gaining popularity for its effectiveness and non-toxic cred: heating!
How does heating work? Well, while bedbugs may be ubiquitous little creatures, they’re very sensitive to heat and die rapidly when exposed to temperatures over 113 degrees.
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