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Sandy from Florida writes,

Treating stuffed animals

Will this work?: I have some more likely than not infested stuffed animals. Some can't be laundered and the others still seem to be a problem even after multiple hot water washes and/or multiple double high heat dryings. Could I cover the entire inside of a bag with Temprid SC Insecticide, let it dry then place stuffed animals inside bag, remove air and leave sealed tight for "X" amount of days to kill infestations? Or even inset a rag that has been saturated and allowed to dry? Is it safe and will it work? If so, how long would I leave the bag(s) sealed? Would the stuffed animals still be safe for a toddler? He doesn't put them in his mouth but does snuggle at times. I understand that a person shouldn't come in contact with Temprid long term but perhaps I could even insert a barrier in between like old pillow cases. I am on a fixed income and have already spent my bill $$ to help fight these things so Nuvan Pro strips are not a possibility at this time. I'm all for going out of my way using some clever problem solving techniques but I need to know if it will work and be safe. PS: tossing the animals aren't an option right now. My toddler is Autistic and he is very attached to (has formed imaginary playmate attachments with since he was 9 months old) his animal buddies. It would be devastating to him if even 1 disappeared; (Believe me...I'm the one who launders them, lol. As it stands right now I have to leave them sealed in bags outside and take them out daily so he can see and play with them, strip his clothes off before we go in and bag and wash them then quickly bath him. Because of this daily ordeal his play place of choice is outside...all day long, in Florida where the temp is currently 102 degrees and I have things I need to do inside. Any thoughts and/or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks in advance.


No, Temprid SC should not be sprayed on stuffed animals or sprayed in a bag to place stuffed animals in. We would recommend placing all the stuffed animals in the dryer at high heat for at least an hour or placing them all in a bag and using Nuvan Pro Strips.

Answer last updated on: 06/24/2015

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