I have acquired a large supply of ruffed grouse,pheasant, wood duck and teal feathers through my own huntng or that of my many hunting family members. Soon to get a large supply of deer hair, as soon as the Minnesota deer season opens in November.

My question, how do you kill off the potential bugs from the feathers and hair?

I have tried freezing but someone mentioned a very short heating in the microwave would destroy any bugs.. Anyone have suggestions as to the effectiveness of these methods?