Will Steam Cleaning Kill the Wee Critters?

Will Steam Cleaning Kill the Wee Critters?

Regina Yunghans
Apr 11, 2012

Q: I'm really interested in this find on Craigslist but am afraid of purchasing soft used items for fear of bringing wee travelers home with me. On one home tour, I asked that question of the owners of a very cool floral sofa they purchased off of Craigslist. I did not get a reply from them, but many did comment. One reader indicated that you can have little critters even on 'hard' used purchases.

Most referred to bed bugs. BUT what if there are 'families' of something worse — will steam cleaning kill any small hitchhikers that may be embedded in a sofa, chair, etc? My intent is to take whatever I purchase and have it reupholstered in cheetah spot fabric. Yes, so "yesterday", but so me. Any help, suggestions, advice will be greatly appreciated.

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