Kill bed bugs with deterrent or cold smoking?

Deterrent will kill bed bugs under certain very specific circumstances, but not all bed bugs. (The substance must reach a certain vapor pressure, which then causes an effect similar to fumigation, and this may only be attained in an airtight container).  Naphthalene will not normally kill bed bugs, it is purely a deterrent.  It will not deter all Bed Bugs either. I got demisted beetles (carpet beetles) in some stuff, and the bags were well dosed with naphthalene.  They ate through the bags as well.

Deterrent is a better than naphthalene. Both are suspected of being carcinogens, deterrent being considered more dangerous. One alternative which works exceedingly well, but is not very popular, is smoking. Simply cold smoke the materials you wish to disinfect and preserve, exactly as you would a salmon.

I have a few materials treated in this way, (I used oak chips, and acorns, after reading about the method, and discussing it with a friend who uses this method), and despite intentionally leaving them next to infected materials, and several other experiments, no bed bugs have even gone near them. Apparently,  the American Indians used the method for preserving furs as well. My stuff was cold smoked for thirty hours at less than 30°C.

After each infection (several sorts of pests, including carpet beetles, feather mites, bed bugs and one or two others),  I have washed them in a different solution, some of which were recommended to me, but to date none has helped, they are almost immediately attacked again. The smell is not unpleasant, and according to a friend of mine in England, who has been doing this for quite a while, one may even wash the stuff after smoking, and it is still protected.  The aroma is harmless as well.

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