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Old 11-27-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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Thank you so much for the post. It is helpful. We are not using any of their equipment if that makes a difference. We have our own dolly, new rope and new straps for the piano. So...would the suggestion be to soak a rag with spray and wipe down their rails? Other than that...it is the sides and bottom of the truck that would be the concern...right? Never had an issue and those critters make me (and others I am sure) cringe. If it helps...we are moving south to north. Is it true that they don't survive freezing temps? Honestly...I am just scratching now thinking about this...and we have zero bugs here...it is just the thought.
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Cupertino, CA
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A van may also have some other history too


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Old 11-30-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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I predict next move we will be making a million runs from old place to new in our very own pickup truck!
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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The available bed bug sprays are pretty mild because they are meant to be used indoors. Commercial exterminators recommend multiple applications a few weeks apart. Not something that would work for a UHaul.

If I was renting a truck or trailer to move my stuff, first of all I would not use any of those padding blankets.

Second, I would get about a gallon of 70% Isopropyl alcohol and put it in a plant sprayer and wet the whole thing down. It is colorless and odorless so UHaul won't know if you did it or didn't do it. Its easier to apologize than to get permission.

Watch out its toxic and flammable so do it a little at a time. Hold breath, do the first couple of feet of the box, let it air out for a few minutes and do some more.
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:05 PM
 
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Well, we're still not sure what to do or not do with regard to the moving van. I completely agree on no renting blankets...we have new ones. We have all new boxes and/or new rubbermaid containers...and new rope for the rails. Nothing is used. It is more expensive on this end...but never having had bed bugs (and never wanting them)...it is worth it for a little peace of mind.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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This is a problem which is getting harder and harder to avoid. Unless they put the heavy duty bug sprays back on the market, it is something to deal with on a case by case basis. If I were moving now, I would take the time to wrap my matresses in a tarp and duct tape them and make sure all boxes were as sealed as possible. Other than that, all you can do is keep your eyes open as you unpack your stuff.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:14 PM
 
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I just used Budget twice and no bedbugs.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:14 PM
 
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So what do you suggest people to do when they are moving? Purchase a new van?






Exactly. What the hell else are we supposed to do?



That is just disgusting.
By a can of Raid bedbug spray for $6.97 at Lowes. Spray the van. Rest easy tonight!
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:55 PM
 
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Thank you so much for the post. It is helpful. We are not using any of their equipment if that makes a difference. We have our own dolly, new rope and new straps for the piano. So...would the suggestion be to soak a rag with spray and wipe down their rails? Other than that...it is the sides and bottom of the truck that would be the concern...right? Never had an issue and those critters make me (and others I am sure) cringe. If it helps...we are moving south to north. Is it true that they don't survive freezing temps? Honestly...I am just scratching now thinking about this...and we have zero bugs here...it is just the thought.

Wrong. bed bugs survived everything, they are millions years old. When my family lived in Siberia, grndma told me it could get so cold bark will start peeling off the tree trunk - and you can see them crawling there.
Cold kills roaches, that it does. Couple hrs of freezing to below freezing temp - done.

I come from country where bed bugs where terrible menace. They are practically impossible to eradicate completely, if you have neighbors that have them. It needs to be done by a building/block as a unit. Or, they will come back and come back and come back.
never forget that whatever chemicals kill them - they kill you as well. Di chlorine fosgen commonly used as spray for bed bugs origins from military chemical gas, fosgen.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:08 AM
 
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Where did that 47% number come from? References? I find it very difficult to believe. In the last 6 years, I had my household, or parts of it, moved in various types of rental trucks 6 times, and never had a problem. If it really was 47%, you'd think at least one of those times we would have gotten infected. I have never heard of anyone getting infected, either. If it was really nearly half the trucks, wouldn't we have heard of this more? I'm not saying this doesn't exist, but I suspect the OP's premise is incorrect.
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