It is important to remember that bedbugs do not live very long on clothes. They will feed on a piece of cloth for about a month, after which they will either die or move onto another piece of cloth. However, if you find the bugs on clothes, you should wash them immediately.
To prevent bedbugs from escaping, make sure to bag your clothes before throwing them in the washer. When you throw your clothes into the washer, you will cause them to become airborne, allowing more bedbugs to infest your clothing. It is also important to remember to use the hottest temperatures for each category of clothes. You can use tape to seal your bags, but be sure to seal them completely, because even the smallest gaps in your clothes will allow bedbugs to get out.
You can also use plastic bags to prevent bedbugs from escaping from your clothes. The plastic bags should be thick and won’t tear easily. Be sure to bag your clothes in multiple layers, including your underwear and socks. If you have a few pieces of clothing that are infected, it’s best to store them in a plastic bag.
After washing your clothes, you should dry them thoroughly. You should also use a dryer to kill any eggs and bed bugs that may be hiding in your clothing. If you use a commercial laundromat, be sure to inspect the folding tables for signs of bedbugs. In addition, make sure to dry the clothes on the hottest setting, 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the clothes are thoroughly dry, they should be sealed in plastic bags or placed in the sun for a couple of hours.