U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Nature
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-25-2017, 09:36 AM
 
4,807 posts, read 7,002,635 times
Reputation: 6862

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by ukrkoz View Post
It is a literally impossible to rid of bug.
Not sure about that....a family member got them and she threw away her bed, curtains, stuff on the walls, and had a pest control man come and spray. Then he repeated in a couple of weeks. That is all she did. We went over there with DE and spread it around the baseboards, in the electrical outlets in the bedroom where she had been sleeping, and under the couch and chairs in the living room,and put the cups filled with DE under the legs of her bed (she moved to the guest bedroom). She has had no more problem with them. That was over a year ago.

The pest control man said they were nesting in her box springs, so I guess we were "lucky" there...possibly they hadn't moved into the walls yet. But we did find dead ones under the chair where the visitor who gave them to her always sat. ugh

Hubby still won't sit on any of the upholstered furniture in her living room when he visits, though. Just too horrible a though to risk it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-29-2017, 06:10 PM
 
5,637 posts, read 5,464,276 times
Reputation: 4147
Bed bugs in the news. A kid douses a bed bug with alcohol and then tries to finish the job with a lit match. Oooopsie!

Boy, 13, trying to kill bed bug accidentally sets apartment complex ablaze | Fox News
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2017, 03:44 PM
 
1,552 posts, read 779,388 times
Reputation: 1781
Quote:
Originally Posted by JrzDefector View Post
I was in a hotel room for two nights where I got eaten alive by bedbugs - seriously, my arms and body were covered in bites.
And you stayed there a second night?.
I rented one for a month, first bug I saw I moved rooms. That didn't help. Next morning I found them inside the dresser drawer tracks. They hide in places many exterminators miss.
So I took apart everything that I could, closed vents, bombed the room, and left for several hours.
That finally worked.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
8,428 posts, read 4,841,205 times
Reputation: 22089
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmarc View Post
Bed bugs in the news. A kid douses a bed bug with alcohol and then tries to finish the job with a lit match. Oooopsie!

Boy, 13, trying to kill bed bug accidentally sets apartment complex ablaze | Fox News
Hey, he killed the bedbugs!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2017, 04:42 PM
 
7,824 posts, read 2,431,226 times
Reputation: 6994
Just getting rid of the mattress may not solve anything, since they can still be elsewhere. You're right - hygiene is irrelevant. Try a professional exterminator - but shop around and collect detailed information on what they plan to do, because many aren't very informed. Pesticides will stop them, but probably no the pesticides you buy yourself.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2017, 05:30 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
15,179 posts, read 12,313,291 times
Reputation: 14008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aredhel View Post
Hey, he killed the bedbugs!

They make a very satisfying POP when a flame is applied. When I burned my mattress it sounded like a popcorn machine. (not really but it was a pleasant thought lol)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2017, 06:20 PM
 
5,637 posts, read 5,464,276 times
Reputation: 4147
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aredhel View Post
Hey, he killed the bedbugs!
I felt so bad for that kid. Imagine how he must've felt. He was just trying to get rid of the nasty bug and thought he was doing something worthwhile. Even the firefighter was sympathetic.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2017, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
8,428 posts, read 4,841,205 times
Reputation: 22089
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmarc View Post
I felt so bad for that kid. Imagine how he must've felt. He was just trying to get rid of the nasty bug and thought he was doing something worthwhile. Even the firefighter was sympathetic.
Anyone who's ever dealt with those horrible insects can't be anything but sympathetic. And he's a teen, so I'm not surprised he'd failed to note the possible downside to his actions. We all make mistakes, and the teen years are prime time for that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2017, 08:07 PM
 
5,637 posts, read 5,464,276 times
Reputation: 4147
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aredhel View Post
Anyone who's ever dealt with those horrible insects can't be anything but sympathetic. And he's a teen, so I'm not surprised he'd failed to note the possible downside to his actions. We all make mistakes, and the teen years are prime time for that.
One of the best things I've read all day, thanks for the wise observation. And this is OT, but I noticed in the story that Red Cross was on hand to help the people who were displaced by the fire. Having been displaced myself years ago as a result of apartment neighbors who were partying during the holidays and threw a lit ciggy into the trash I can't say enough about Red Cross and their response to people who are displaced by fire. Angels of mercy in a time of need.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-01-2017, 10:27 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
15,179 posts, read 12,313,291 times
Reputation: 14008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aredhel View Post
Anyone who's ever dealt with those horrible insects can't be anything but sympathetic. And he's a teen, so I'm not surprised he'd failed to note the possible downside to his actions. We all make mistakes, and the teen years are prime time for that.

If ever truth was told this^^^is it. I made my share of ...mistakes...as a teen. Some lessons are best learned the hard way and my Dad(and this transferred to my son when I became a Dad) sat back and let nature take it's course.


Oh yea! LMAO, Got tale or two that goes with being taken to school.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Nature
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:55 AM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top