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How the Salvation Army kills bedbugs

August 25, 2010
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DAVENPORT, IA — The cleanup process is underway at The Salvation Army Homeless and Transitional Housing Shelter after a bedbug invasion, according to KWQC-TV.
The process is called thermal remediation, the process of killing bugs with heat, the article noted.
Rooms where bed bugs have been found are kept hot: The temperature in the rooms must be higher than 100 degrees and, in some cases, could reach up to 140 degrees, the article stated.
According to the article, the whole process takes about four to six hours.
Experts say it''s effective and becoming more popular as the problem grows across the country, the article added.
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