As you are lifting items out of the bag, bed bugs can fall off and spread. If you are using ZappBug, place the entire bag in ZappBug, before removing any items from it. This way if any bed bugs fall off your items as you are lifting them out of the bag, they will fall into ZappBug and be killed when you start the heat treatment.
While it seems that the sucking action of the vacuum is enough to kill spiders and bugs, this is not always the case. Fragile spiders and bugs that lack a hard exoskeleton often succumb to the vacuum; critters that survive the suction process are taken care of inside the vacuum bag.
In this video I put a spider and a fly that I caught in my house in my vacuum chamber. Insects are interesting to test in a vacuum chamber because they have an exoskeleton which can potentially
However, bed bugs do thrive in fresh air, so by manipulating the amount of air in the bag you're holding the bed bugs in, you can ensure that they don't live as long in captivity. If possible, vacuum pack the bag by pulling out excess air, which will severely limit how long the bed bugs can continue to live within the bag.
Black plastic bags in the sun might work to kill bed bugs in luggage or small items, if the contents become hot enough. Bed bugs die when their body temperatures reaches 45°C (113°F). To kill bed bugs with heat, the room or container must be even hotter to ensure sustained heat reaches the bugs no matter where they are hiding. 8.
Insetcs generally do not need a big amount of air to breath and survive, and the quantity trapped in your laptop (it will be vacuum bagged, but not vacuum packed) will last a long time. Recently I forgot 2 adult unfed bedbugs in a little (10 cc) sealed plastic jar for more than 45 days, and they had no problem in surviving.