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Will raising the heat in my room kill bedbugs?

Susan Evans
Dermatology
Heating the room or apartment to a temperature designed to kill the bugs does not work. This might kill any bug that is asleep in the mattress, but those that are still hiding in the walls will just move far enough away from the heat source so they don’t die.  Once the heat is gone, they’ll be back.

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