Are you sure you want to risk using someone's
old, discarded moving boxes? Are you aware of the hazards related
to moving with used cardboard moving boxes?
Please - Read this page carefully before you
bring any unknown moving boxes or packing materials
into your home. These moving boxes may be free but they also may
be carrying hidden occupants. These stowaways will cost you large
amounts of money to remove down the road.
What are the dangers of free moving boxes? Corrugated
cardboard moving boxes are a favorite home for cockroaches, spiders,
mites and even bed bugs! The long narrow passages that form the
box construction make excellent warm, cozy places to build nests
and lay egg capsules. The worst part is that it is almost impossible
to tell if a box is carrying insect eggs by just looking at it.
The eggs can be layed way up inside the tiny paper tubes and you
will never even know it.
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What do you really know about these boxes?
Moving can be expensive but making bad decisions
to save a little money now could cost you more money and aggravation
later. If you are like most other people you are probably looking
for ways to save money on your move. That means you have been combing
grocery stores, friend's basements and who knows what to get as
many moving boxes as you can. Unfortunately, this is the worst thing
that you could do.
What do you really know about these boxes? All
grocery stores have bug issues. It is the nature of the industry.
Grocery stores are a great food supply for insects (as well as
people). Cardboard boxes sit around in all kinds of conditions
imaginable. Grocery stores pay to have their garbage removed so
letting customers take cardboard boxes for moving is actually
a cost-saver for them. They dont care if the boxes sat on
a loading dock for days they just want them gone as quickly
and cheaply as possible even if they are full of cockroach
Free moving boxes from friends are not any better.
Do you know where they got them? Maybe they got their moving boxes
from a grocery store? Perhaps they moved from a place because
there were insect problems and they are too embarrassed to tell
you? With the recent bedbug epidemic how do you know for sure
that your friends bedding (that was shipped in these boxes) is
free of bed bugs and bed bug eggs? Do you really want to risk
using old used moving boxes? It only takes one cockroach or bed
bug egg to start an infestation that will take hundreds of dollars
Bed Bugs In My Moving Boxes?
You bet your life Bed Bugs can infest moving boxes! Bed bugs love
moving boxes! Bed bugs like to hide in small cracks and crevices.
Yes, crevices just like the ones in your moving boxes. Bed bug
eggs are white and about 1 mm long, and almost impossible to see
on most surfaces. They are covered with a sticky coating that
sticks to almost anything. Adult Bed bugs usually live for around
10 months, but can live for a year or more - and without food!
One adult female Bed bug can lay up to five eggs in a single day.
With an incubation period of 10 days a single adult female Bed
bug can lay more than 200 eggs in her lifetime. An adult bed bug
is about 1/5-inch long, oval in shape and flat. This makes them
very difficult to see. With the dramatic rise in Bed bugs reports
why would anyone put their clean, uninfected clothes into used
wardrobe boxes or any other kind of box?
Cockroaches are the worst!
Female Cockroaches can produce one egg capsule
every 20 to 26 days. Each capsule contains from 20 to 50 eggs. Adult
cockroaches can live for up to one year. So that means one female
Cockroach can produce up to 700 eggs in one year. When you factor
in the offspring that means that one single female cockroach is
capable of producing an enormous number of new cockroaches in her
Considering that on average (and there are many
variables) it will cost anywhere between $200 and $1000 to fully
treat a home is it not worth the peace of mind to spend $150 on
clean new cardboard moving boxes and packing material?
With all the talk lately about bedbugs and other pests invading
our homes, it is hard to believe that people are willing the to
literally carry bugs right into their own homes just to save couple