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Old 09-08-2010, 03:24 PM
 
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Im speaking in general terms here. Do not advice people to keep infested bed or couch. Not worth it at all. There are health risks involved. Just looking at the bites alone can give people psychological trauma. There are diseases found on bed bugs while it may or may not be transmitted via bites of the bed bugs it is not worth it keeping beds or couches knowing these bugs are carriers of these diseases.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:26 PM
 
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I got hit with bed bugs last summer. Two visits from the bug man. One carpet cleaning and for my extreme due diligence. I was able to get rid of the infestation without throwing anything out but it was allot of work
Very true, a lot of work. That is what we explain to customers, it is a combined effort between us and them to get rid of the problem.

But if the problem is out of hand, we advise them to get rid of certain items. That is the only way we can guarantee it.

You have some customers that will do everything that we tell them to do to get rid of the problem. We have others that do not listen to us at all, and those we tell Sorry, if you are not going to work with us then we can not help you.

Some people believe we go in and wave a magic wand and poof all bugs are dead, but it does not work that way. We have laws on how much products we can use, and those laws are in effect for a reason. To keep everyone safe, while taking care of their problems.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:28 PM
 
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I got hit with bed bugs last summer. Two visits from the bug man. One carpet cleaning and for my extreme due diligence. I was able to get rid of the infestation without throwing anything out but it was allot of work

Good for you and can you honestly say the same for the next person with an infestation and while you have taken the risks by keeping an infested item do you honestly think others will follow your way and do the same? I doubt many people would want to keep an infested item most especially if they have children around. I have seen it so many times at work.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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Im speaking in general terms here. Do not advice people to keep infested bed or couch. Not worth it at all. There are health risks involved. Just looking at the bites alone can give people psychological trauma. There are diseases found on bed bugs while it may or may not be transmitted via bites of the bed bugs it is not worth it keeping beds or couches knowing these bugs are carriers of these diseases.
Once again, read the post. If they are not badly infested they can keep the BED. Not once did I state couch.

I can advise that, because I do know. There has not been any instance found where a disease has been transmitted from a bed bug, they are still studying it. Not saying they don't but it has not been proven. I would think with as bad as they are, they would have found that they had, if they do.

You have your opinions, and I have mine. The end.

It is ultimately up to the people who have them to decide if they want to take the time and get rid of the problem without costing them a fortune or just get rid of everything and start over. Don't know about you, but I think most people in this economy do not have the funds to get rid of everything they own.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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Good for you and can you honestly say the same for the next person with an infestation and while you have taken the risks by keeping an infested item do you honestly think others will follow your way and do the same? I doubt many people would want to keep an infested item most especially if they have children around. I have seen it so many times at work.
Seen it tons of times. Do they want to protect what they have worked hard to get, or do they want to start all over and sleep on the floor. Most people who respect what they have, will work hard to get rid of the problem.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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Hey no infestation no job for you!!!! End of discussion!!

Goodluck with the others having problems with bedbugs and be careful with whom you hire in getting rid of infestation.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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Seen it tons of times. Do they want to protect what they have worked hard to get, or do they want to start all over and sleep on the floor. Most people who respect what they have, will work hard to get rid of the problem.
To some people material things are more important than their health so I agree with you!!
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:51 PM
 
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Once again, read the post. If they are not badly infested they can keep the BED. Not once did I state couch.

I can advise that, because I do know. There has not been any instance found where a disease has been transmitted from a bed bug, they are still studying it. Not saying they don't but it has not been proven. I would think with as bad as they are, they would have found that they had, if they do.

You have your opinions, and I have mine. The end.

It is ultimately up to the people who have them to decide if they want to take the time and get rid of the problem without costing them a fortune or just get rid of everything and start over. Don't know about you, but I think most people in this economy do not have the funds to get rid of everything they own.
BB, I saw the very thing you are saying on TV the other day being advised by health experts. You're in the extermination business, so why would you know anything about bugs? The audacity.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:07 PM
 
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BB, I saw the very thing you are saying on TV the other day being advised by health experts. You're in the extermination business, so why would you know anything about bugs? The audacity.
LOL, I know right.

Believe it or not, just talking to people on the phone they assume that I do not know what I am talking about. I sound young on the phone, and I have been in the industry since I was 20, I am about to be 32 this year. I am also licensed. Granted I do not go out on many jobs, but I have had the training, classes and up close experience with most insects.

I have always asked a lot of questions of any of my technicians that I worked with, so I could have more knowledge to help my customers. Especially the guys that have been in the industry for 30 plus years. They were the best to ask questions of, because they had seen it all.

Being a woman and young, I have had to take a lot of grief. That is one of the reasons I got licensed was because of Older Gentleman that would not take me seriously as a manager. Had to show them that I too knew what I was doing.

So, no worries. I am used to it.

And yes, Bed Bugs do give us work. But to be honest with you, I feel sorry for half the people that get them. The ones that are just dirty and let it get out of control not so much. But some good honest people that do not deserve it. I actually feel bad when I have to tell them the price. I can't imagine how the big companies do it. In this economy, I truly feel bad for those who get them and call up those big companies and get a price, they get scared away and just end of living with them.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:07 PM
 
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Good for you and can you honestly say the same for the next person with an infestation and while you have taken the risks by keeping an infested item do you honestly think others will follow your way and do the same? I doubt many people would want to keep an infested item most especially if they have children around. I have seen it so many times at work.

Bedding, clothing can be washed. Matress & Boxsprings can be covered with bugproof covers. A couches and chairs can be treated by wrapping and sealing them airtight, then place in the hot summer sun for a couple of days. Wood furniture can be saved washing it down with Murphys oil soap. You can save your belongings if you put enough time and effort into it.
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