Check other fabrics for an infestation using these tips. Bag and separate the two sets into plastic bags to prevent bed bugs infesting the clean clothes.
Also check the area around the bed including inside books telephones or radios the edge of the carpet and even in electrical outlets.
How to check for bed bugs in clothes. Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by bed bugs being crushed. Look at the clothes in your closet or laundry room and look at the fabric for signs of bed bugs. Shake loose fabrics like clothing curtains and linens over a tarp or garbage bag to see if any bedbugs or husks fall out.
A more accurate way to identify a possible infestation is to look for physical signs of bed bugs. Check the sheet for bed bugs excrement or eggs. To be certain the bed bugs are dead move the washed clothing immediately into the dryer and start a cycle on the highest heat setting there as well.
Put on the bug free clothes from the first bag. When dumping the vacuum canister bag check for signs of bedbugs eggs husks and nymphs. Make sure you sort the clothing in infested and non infested groups.
If you suspect a severe infestation lay a white sheet on the floor. When cleaning changing bedding or staying away from home look for. Then take clothes out of baskets or the closet and shake them over the sheet.
When you are done washing and drying your clothes they should be free of bed bugs but you shouldn t put them back in their usual places just yet. Check your closet because bedbugs can attach to clothing. Rubbing alcohol helps eliminate bed bugs on contact.
Spray your clothing with rubbing alcohol until you can get them to a laundry unit. Take the potentially buggy clothes down to your clothes dryer for de bugging and tumble them on high heat for 30 minutes to kill any bed bugs or eggs you might have picked up while doing your inspection.