How long can bed bugs survive underwater?

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Question by Nathan:
How long can bed bugs survive underwater?

I got an infestation and I was thinking of just drowning some that might be living in more delicate clothes.

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Answer by Freediver
It’s worth a try. Add some washing detergent, as this will flood their tracheal system (the equivalent of our lungs) more quickly. It certainly kills aphids on my house plants when I spray them with a mild detergent solution.

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