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Old 12-11-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Charlotte area, NC
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Approx. 47% of all moving vans are infested with Bed Bugs. If you are unfortunate enough to use one of them, then you WILL be infested too. Be aware!!
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Well we have used UPACK twice and used Uhaul I don't even know how many times...no bed bugs here! Thank God!

Where did you get that info from?
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Finally back "home" in Ohio
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Hmm, maybe that is why our movers wrapped ALL of our furniture that bed bugs could live in.

Also, I am wondering are you thinking that everyone should call you first...since you must be in the extermination field and pay a fee to you to be safe? ( I am basing this on your status
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Charlotte area, NC
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LOL....I don't work in Ohio. In fact I don't work in 48 of the 50 states. I was only providing this info because I felt it might help somebody out considering all the "Moving" posts.

Most of the info that I provided here and in the Charlotte, NC forum came from one of my chemical manufacturers.

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Hmm, maybe that is why our movers wrapped ALL of our furniture that bed bugs could live in.

Also, I am wondering are you thinking that everyone should call you first...since you must be in the extermination field and pay a fee to you to be safe? ( I am basing this on your status
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Central Fl
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Interesting..perhaps it may be wise to do a bit of spraying first....

frank D.
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Lynbrook
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How do you know whether your moving van is infested? How can you prevent infestation? Moving without a van is just not an option for us.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:27 PM
 
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I helped a girlfriend move a number of years ago. I think she used U-Haul. There were a number of boxes, some furniture, not too much, which she draped with old sheets and the like and some odds and ends. The last thing that she did before closing the door was set off some bug bombs. She'd had a problem with bugs in her apartment and said that she didn't want them moving into her new place with her.

She said that she'd learned that as a young woman working for a moving company. Sounds like a good idea to me.
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:04 AM
 
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Unfortunately most bug bombs won't kill bed bugs. Fortunately I think that 47% is probably a bit of an exaggeration, or there would be news stories about bed bugs after moving plastered all over the news and class actions lawsuits filed left and right.

You are probably more likely to get bed bugs during your move by staying in a hotel or motel affected by them, and then bringing them into the new house in your luggage.

The resurgence in bed bugs in this country has been one of the reasons I don't travel as much these days.
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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They don't like cedar. I dumped a bunch of cedar chips in my boxes and bags before moving. I did that after reading a guy that had them wouldn't get bitten when sleeping on his cedar futon.

bug bomb
cedar chips & neem leaves in bags/cushions/cracks
spritz with "off"
wrap in plastic & tape
bomb
Spray "off" on yourself

I did this myself because there could be beg bugs, roaches,lice, spiders etc...I didn't want to be making any new friends.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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EWWWWWWWWWW!!! Just reading what you all have said gives me the heebie jeebies. We rented a U-Haul once about 10 years ago and had no problems with bugs of any kind thank God.
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