Are your bed bugs alive and well but respectably clean after going through your washing machine? Many people don’t wash their bedding at a high enough temperature to kill bed bugs and bacteria. Cotton bed sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases need washing once a week at 60 degrees centigrade in order to get rid of them. (Check the wash lables).
If you have nerves of steel and a strong stomach you can read about their reproductive habits and how bed bugs have, a peak attack period about an hour before dawn here – Bedbugs (Wikipedia)
- Another side effect of washing at low temperatures can be a build up of of grease, slime and black mould inside a washing machine (Also includes tip about maintenance washes for your washing machine)
- Whites coming out grey
- Get a PDF Fact sheet from National Eczema Society on dust mites House dust mites and eczema – Keeping dustmites at bay
- The downsdes of Washing at 30 degree temperatures