I had to attend an event at a 4-H campsite and there was confirmed bedbug out break 30 days prior to our arrival. Using these laundry bags for our group really helped us get through the event without taking home any bugs. Of course we folowed other precautions-- Phantom spray and threw everything in a dryer when we got home !
I bought 4 of these bags for vacation several years ago - because you know the bed bug scare and I don't want to bring them home. We are going to be gone longer so I just ordered 2 more. These bags are very durable and I was worried about them being white. We throw them in the back of our pickup with a locked cover on it. When we got home the first time after the trip the bags were almost black because of the dirt in the bed of the truck. I washed them and they were white again. I have used for several vacations and would recommend them to any and all.
There was a place on one of the side seams that did not get sewn, so it left a small opening that bed bugs could get in. I did not have time to return it before our trip, so I sewed it up myself. Hope it works!