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Old 22nd July 2014, 01:51 AM   #11
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What is the value of the gear in good working condition? What does it cost to get rid of a house full of bedbugs? What is the chance you can get bad advice from the internet?

If you want to try the freeze method try about a year. Then let it thaw for a few months still sealed and then another few months of freezing. Then thaw again and leave In a clear plastic bag.
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Old 22nd July 2014, 01:58 AM   #12
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1) He's probably looking at a unit less than $1000 value on the used market.
2) $1500-$3000 for full treatment to eliminate an infestation in a typical bungalow residence. Spray methods are cheaper, but heating is proven effective in one shot. Larger and more complex residences cost more.
3) Tons of bad advice on the internet. Freezing is a risk, because if it doesn't work they may procreate.

Burn it.

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Old 22nd July 2014, 02:03 AM   #13
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Take it to a pet store and leave it in a bird cage, the birds will find the bugs. Then take it to the car wash to get the used bugs off everything.
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Old 22nd July 2014, 03:04 AM   #14
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As above: throw the Diseased contraption back into the dumpster you fished it out of. Garbage is Garbage.. let it lie.
$1000.. Really!! Where do you guys get these notions?
Likely $50 in real life.. (unless at some bottom feeder
vintage audio shoppe)....and only IF healthy.. and decidedly not infested.

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Old 22nd July 2014, 03:47 AM   #15
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everybody's probably over thinking this - there's no assurance that something naked eye visible and obviously red colored is in fact a bedbug

lots of sub mm mites just feed on plants

I've watched spiders scurry across my bench after opening old equipment from swapmeets - just chalk it up to increased genetic diversity for my house's spiders - there's a chance they will eat stuff that could annoy me
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Old 22nd July 2014, 03:53 AM   #16
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Apparently rubbing alcohol works to kill them as well as the eggs. You might also consider dousing the thing in brake parts cleaner as I'm sure that would also kill them. Just don't spray the display.

You've just succeeded in making me paranoid.

http://www.theawl.com/2010/08/how-i-...edbugs-and-won

Sleep well and don't let the bugs bite... :-)

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Old 22nd July 2014, 05:59 AM   #17
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Dismantle it and use Isopropyl alcohol spray/wash.

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Old 22nd July 2014, 06:25 AM   #18
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Erm, bug spray?
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Old 22nd July 2014, 08:25 AM   #19
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Leave it in your yard for a couple of months. Should die out from that I think. Nothing to do, nowhere to go.

The amp is worth very little ($20-30), and might not even work. Will it be worth the effort? Should be quite good performance-wise, though.
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Old 23rd July 2014, 03:51 PM   #20
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set oven temperature at 175F or 80C in baking, put the amp in it for a couple hours or over night and be done. Don't tell anyone in the house.
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