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October 4, 2010 11:55 AM Subscribe
Getting bedbugs from homeless people?
posted by anonymous to home & garden (17 answers total)
Can even a fleeting amount of contact transmit lice/bedbugs? Was just on NYC subway and a homeless man's jacket landed on my leg. When i got home, I put my clothes in the washing machine and plan to dry them for at least 20 minutes. Is this even necessary or am I being a total drama queen? Can lice and bedbugs be transmitted in seconds? Is there anything else I should do? I can't afford to deal with a bedbug infestation right now. Please help my paranoia go away!