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Old 01-28-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: boston, ma
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So, I'm moving from to Syracuse from Boston, where the bed bugs outnumber the Sox fans and are growing exponentially. How lovely, I know. My building was infested when I moved into it, and I had a problem with them that is now (fingers crossed) eliminated. I was wondering how rampant the bed bug problem is in Syracuse? I read November's article in the Post about a women's/children's shelter that was evacuated due to an infestation, but I haven't heard much else about the bugs in Syracuse. In fact, I am having a very hard time finding an exterminator or PCO that is experienced with treating for bed bugs.

Does anyone have experience with them in the Syracuse area? Or has anyone heard of a steadily increasing/decreasing problem? I realize they are wreaking havoc everywhere lately, and I am sure it's just a matter of time before they charge upstate NY, if they haven't made a full-blown invasion yet. But I'd like to get a handle on how much of a problem there is now. This probably seems ridiculous to those who have never dealt with them, but trust me, it's par for the course.

Yes, I realize there is a stigma surrounding bed bugs and that some people are embarrassed to have them. Feel free to tell me about your "friend's" experience with them if you are uncomfortable announcing in a public forum that you, too, where a victim of the evil that is bed bugs. I won't judge you!

Thanks in advance!

And if you've never had bed bugs, it can't hurt to take a few minutes and educate yourself - given the opportunity, they can and will invade any home, regardless of how neatly kept, how high end the furniture, or how much the mortgage payment or rent!! That means you!!
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:33 AM
 
Location: NW District of Columb1a USA
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Hollyhox- Scary.
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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No major problems with bed bugs that I'm aware of in the Syracuse area. Not any personal experiences either.

Interesting topic. Never knew bed bugs could pose such a problem....
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:51 AM
 
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Oh boy, don't bring them with you!

The cold weather kills a lot of germs and bugs that would survive a warmer winter, or so I've heard. But Boston would have similar weather I'd think. Maybe it's just a big city problem. When people live closer together stuff like that definitely spreads and thrives.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:03 AM
 
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You have got to shoot your matress away! Otherwise, from what I undertand you won't get rid of them. I own rental properties and I have only had one person tell me they had bed bugs. Her bed bugs turned out to be fleas from her cat.
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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Just recently saw a story on one of the major news networks. Scary, it seems they have become a major issue is many cities. To the best of my knowledge they have not made their way here yet. At least not in any significant way. I have not heard anything on any local news programs or in the papers.
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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How Different Are Bed Bugs From Lice? Just Seems So Dirty
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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they are here now, check all the news articles google: bedbugs syracuse
you will see, according to a prop mgr I know, all over the place, single homes as well
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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they are here now, check all the news articles google: bedbugs syracuse
you will see, according to a prop mgr I know, all over the place, single homes as well
Really? "All over the place"? Granted that there are some, but they aren't necessarily infesting the whole area.
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