bedbugs are a _real_ problem to get rid of. We got a dose of them
from my cousin on a visit backin the 40s. Tried everything but
nothing would get _all_ of them and the population would boom again.
Washing all bedclothes and clothing is a start but they survive in
crevices and cracks. Finally tented and fumigated the house. That may
be the only solution.
Phone your local pest control service to get a good answer.
And now I lay me down to sleep,
A thousand bedbugs 'round me creep.
And if I shall be bitten before I wake,
I pray to God their jaws will break.
Maybe if you sleep somewhere else for a few weeks they will die of
starvation. At least that's an alternative to pesticides.
big_dgreen had written this in response to
Are bed bugs real?
Take a shower, burn your mattress, get a new one with new sheets and bomb
your house and bedroom.
Then start bathing regularly, brush your teeth, wipe your bum. (with
Alternatively you should move out of the ghetto because thats where bed
bugs must come from since I've never heard anyone actually having a
problem with that..
If you can't do that. Go get a new job that can make the money magic
happen so you can do these things.
Also take all your pets to the remington farm because they can bring those
in..I use a 22 because it just seems cheaper and more fun, you can fire
Well i better shut up or I'll go home and then i'll have a problem with
bedbugs. That's my luck.
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Mattresses are not the main issue with bedbugs. From Wikipedia:
"Bedbugs travel easily and quickly along pipes and boards, and their bodies
are very flat, which allows them to hide in tiny crevices. In the daytime,
they tend to stay out of the light, preferring to remain hidden in such
places as mattress seams, mattress interiors, bed frames, nearby furniture,
carpeting, baseboards, inner walls, tiny wood holes, or bedroom clutter.
Bedbugs can be found on their own, but more often congregate in groups.
Bedbugs are capable of travelling as far as 100 feet to feed, but usually
remain close to the host in bedrooms or on sofas where people may sleep."
"Bedbugs are generally active only at dawn, with a peak attack period about
an hour before dawn, though given the opportunity, they may attempt to feed
at other times. Attracted by warmth and the presence of carbon dioxide, the
bug pierces the skin of its host with two hollow tubes. With one tube it
injects its saliva, which contains anticoagulants and anesthetics, while
with the other it withdraws the blood of its host. After feeding for about
five minutes, the bug returns to its hiding place. The bites cannot usually
be felt until some minutes or hours later, as a dermatological reaction to
the injected agents.
Although bedbugs can live for a year or as much as 18 months without
feeding, they typically seek blood every five to ten days. Bedbugs that go
dormant for lack of food often live longer than a year, well-fed specimens
typically live six to nine months. Low infestations may be difficult to
detect, and it is not unusual for the victim not to even realize they have
bedbugs early on. Patterns of bites in a row or a cluster are typical as
they may be disturbed while feeding. Bites may be found in a variety of
places on the body.
Bedbugs may be erroneously associated with filth in the mistaken notion that
this attracts them. However, severe infestations are often associated with
poor housekeeping and clutter. Bedbugs are attracted by exhaled carbon
dioxide and body heat, not by dirt, and they feed on blood, not waste. In
short, the cleanliness of their environments ..... does not have a direct
affect on bedbugs as they feed on their hosts and not on waste. Good
housekeeping in association with proper preparation and mechanical removal
by vacuuming will certainly assist in control."
What is best in life? "To crush your enemies, see them driven before
There was a report on 20-20 or something this week where they bought
20 or so Recovered-renewed old beds and found bed bugs in 2 or 3, in
NY the law is to sterilise them, but there is no guidline or
requirement in place stating what Sterilise means. So the guys
attatches the label, had bug spray on hand, but its means nothing.
Dont buy a used bed, This show removed the new covers that were over
old, live bed bugs, Ive heard they hibernate for up to a year, like
fleas, waiting for the next meal-you. Recycled hotel etc beds are
junk, full of mites, mold, skin, pollen and who knows what.
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