Get rid of bed bugs ?

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Apr 24, 2019

    You really need to call an exterminater quick.

  • Rosa Rosa on Apr 24, 2019

    Louise, you have to throw everything out... since bed bugs runs and hide in walls, furniture,

    beds unless you hire a termante man to use hot heat will kill them.

  • Peggy Peggy on Apr 24, 2019

    It depends on how bad of an infestation you have. If you can afford to throw everything out it would be the easiest, but they can still be in the electrical plugs, on the ceiling, anywhere. We had them once and it was the hardest thing to get rid of then anything else ! I literally changed the sheets and washed in the hottest water daily for 2 months ! I had a handheld steamer that I would use to go around the mattress and room . I couldn’t even see any, but would wake up with the bites where they were feasting on me, mostly my neck ! It was just awful . If you are a thrift shop fan, movie theater fan etc, you can get them right back. They come out at night, take a flashlight to bed and turn it on after a few hours, that’s when I saw the buggers, on my pillow ! I did manage to get rid of them but it almost killed me ! Good luck ....

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    • Peggy Peggy on Apr 28, 2019

      I don’t think anything keeps them away ! I didn’t mean to imply they only came out at night, that’s just when I actually saw them in my bed !

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 24, 2019

    You alone you can get stuff to kill them at local bug-n-weed mart or you and an exterminator together can get rid of them. Everything needs washed with hottest water possible & dried hottest settings and if it can't it needs tossed out. Exterminator needs to spray everything else beds,furniture,carpet,car. Pets may need treated for bites as well as people. It all needs repeated in a week,and maybe again.Each adult female produces about one egg per day; a common housefly lays 500 eggs over three to four days. Each bedbug egg takes 10 days to hatch and another five to six weeks for the offspring to develop into an adult.Info. on them...evidence suggests that at normal room temperature, about 23 degrees Celsius/74-75 degrees, bedbugs can only survive two to three months without a blood meal. But because they are cold-blooded, their metabolism will slow down in chillier climates, and the insects may live up to a year without feeding.'Bedbug' is such a misnomer "They should also be called pet bugs and suitcase bugs and train bugs and movie theater bugs." Bedbugs spread away from beds into living areas and can be seen on any surface, he says, including chairs, railings and ceilings.Bedbugs are terribly nondiscriminatory," Schal says. Bedbugs can be found anywhere from ritzy high-rises to homeless shelters. The prevalence of the bugs in low-income housing is therefore not a result of the insect's preference, but of dense populations and the lack of money to pay for proper elimination strategies. "Any location is vulnerable," Kells says. "But some people are going to have a harder time getting control of them because it is such an expensive treatment." Good luck I helped my neighbor her kids brought them home from school it was ALOT of work but we did do it ourselves.

  • Sharon Depatie Sharon Depatie on Apr 24, 2019

    Bed bugs can live in the space between the wall & baseboards, in cracks of hardwood floors, in soft furniture - couches, mattresses, or hard - wood dressers, tables. Carpets are their favourite. They can also live without “host (human) blood” for up to 10 mos. You can try to get them yourself, but you’ll only get the ADULTS you see, not the eggs (1000’s). An exterminator is your only guaranteed answer. For future reference, NEVER, NEVER bring home used furniture or clothes, boxes/purses, suitcases. Bedbugs breed unbelievably quickly. Did it, done it, been there!

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