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Old 03-07-2012, 09:07 AM
 
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Bed bugs. Nasty things. Pretty much every building in NYC has them, but now the vile beasties are trending upward here too. It's only a matter of time.

It's time to get proactive. I'm shopping for a high-rise condo unit and figure if I'm going to be living in a shared building, I might as well erect the battlements as soon as possible. Like redoing the flooring with sustainable 21st-century materials which are bedbug resistant. Just in case, y'know? Maybe bamboo or cork.

Yeesh. I'm not paranoid, but I don't like having to think about this new (old) global problem. Anyone else... concerned? A little?
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Prosper
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Bed bugs. Nasty things. Pretty much every building in NYC has them, but now the vile beasties are trending upward here too. It's only a matter of time.

It's time to get proactive. I'm shopping for a high-rise condo unit and figure if I'm going to be living in a shared building, I might as well erect the battlements as soon as possible. Like redoing the flooring with sustainable 21st-century materials which are bedbug resistant. Just in case, y'know? Maybe bamboo or cork.

Yeesh. I'm not paranoid, but I don't like having to think about this new (old) global problem. Anyone else... concerned? A little?
On my list of concerns, bed bugs rank... pretty darn low. I have a house in the suburbs though, so it's not the same situation you would be in. I know that one thing that helps immensely is to get a memory foam mattress. They have a solid core, so there's no place for bed bugs to live and breed (at least, not in the mattress.)

As far as redoing the floor... that's not going to make any difference, unless you buy a place with shag carpeting!
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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As far as redoing the floor... that's not going to make any difference, unless you buy a place with shag carpeting!
Ha! Well, I wouldn't be redoing the floor just for bedbug prevention (gee, that WOULD be super paranoid). Was just thinking ahead a little bit since I'll likely be replacing carpet anyway.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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Bed bugs. Nasty things. Pretty much every building in NYC has them, but now the vile beasties are trending upward here too. It's only a matter of time.

It's time to get proactive. I'm shopping for a high-rise condo unit and figure if I'm going to be living in a shared building, I might as well erect the battlements as soon as possible. Like redoing the flooring with sustainable 21st-century materials which are bedbug resistant. Just in case, y'know? Maybe bamboo or cork.

Yeesh. I'm not paranoid, but I don't like having to think about this new (old) global problem. Anyone else... concerned? A little?
Get a latex mattress, problem solved. I have a 100% Tallalay Latex mattress from top to bottom, it's the greatest thing you will ever sleep on, and bugs can't live in it.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Like redoing the flooring with sustainable 21st-century materials which are bedbug resistant. Just in case, y'know? Maybe bamboo or cork.
The most sustainable choice would be keeping the existing floor!
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:40 AM
 
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Bed bugs. Nasty things. Pretty much every building in NYC has them, but now the vile beasties are trending upward here too. It's only a matter of time.

I'm not paranoid, but I don't like having to think about this new (old) global problem. Anyone else... concerned? A little?
You are paranoid, and by the way, every building in NYC does NOT have bed bugs!
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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Bed bugs. Nasty things. Pretty much every building in NYC has them, but now the vile beasties are trending upward here too. It's only a matter of time.

It's time to get proactive. I'm shopping for a high-rise condo unit and figure if I'm going to be living in a shared building, I might as well erect the battlements as soon as possible. Like redoing the flooring with sustainable 21st-century materials which are bedbug resistant. Just in case, y'know? Maybe bamboo or cork.

Yeesh. I'm not paranoid, but I don't like having to think about this new (old) global problem. Anyone else... concerned? A little?

Already here. I guess you do not stay in hotels much.

Bed Bug Registry - Check Apartments and Hotels Across North America

Nothing a little DDT sprayed on walls can't fix.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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You are paranoid, and by the way, every building in NYC does NOT have bed bugs!
Cut red some slack....

Bed Bugs Cases Explode To Epidemic Scale In NYC - WPIX
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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Cheers ggolf. I come from an ancient time in the nineteen hundred and seventies when computers made squeaky phone noises and a certain level of common nerd-civility was de rigueur. But I digress...

Bedbugs are back in Dallas area, and biting into budgets | Dallas-Fort Worth Communities - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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I think people in the Dallas area have to worry more about our extremely mild winter, which will encourage just about every bug known to man this spring and summer. Our biggest problem is ants and not fire ants; those are easy to eliminate. It's those tiny little ants that seem to come from nowhere (can't ever find a nest), and they creep into the weep holes of your home. Nothing seems to kill them. Treat your lawns and homes early, folks.
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