Bedbugs on trash day?
February 10, 2011 4:07 PM Subscribe
How dangerous, bedbug-wise, is picking up discarded luggage off the street?
posted by Jonathan Harford to home & garden (19 answers total)
I came home today to find an ancient leather suitcase in the living room of our Manhattan apartment. My woman, on her walk home, had discovered it in a pile of discarded things ("in a nice neighborhood!"), and took it with her.
I immediately thought "OH NO BEDBUGS" and took it out into the hall, where it is awaiting further judgement.
It's got a fabric inner lining. I don't see any bugs in it, but there's dust n' specks. It's not particularly clean.
How risky is this thing to keep?