I recently unpacked a tent and discovered a dead scorpion. It apparently was folded into the tent on the previous hiking trip in Arizona. I always shake the tent to rid it of dirt prior to folding it & putting it in the sack. Apparently that does not always rid the tent of bugs.
I am thinking that from now on to put my tent through the dryer after returning from a hike to kill off any unknown stowaways of the insect variety. I am wondering though, would the average home dryer get hot enough to kill bugs without ruining the tent? Or is there a better method to rid your tent of insects? I would prefer not to spray it with Raid, etc.