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#1
Jul 10, 2012
 
Who all in etown has bed bugs? I heard motel 6
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Jul 11, 2012
 
I don't know. I don't use motels in E'town. Lol. I'd say for a couple of hours they're not going to bite you anyway.
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#3
Jul 11, 2012
 
there actually everwhere 3 out of 10 houses in hardin county has them
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Jul 11, 2012
 
I don't believe three outta ten house have them.. Motels like Budget, commonwealth, and blugrass do have them. U can even find pics on trip advisor, of the hotels that they were found in. Motel six did have them, but they took the necessary steps to get rid of them. Goverment housing and large plex apts are most common to have them. Pine crest, and university apts have proved to have them, as well as some buildings in metts court. They easily spread in apt buildings because they travel through light sockets, and electrical outlets from apt to apt. I would stay away from any of those hotels, they don';t have to bite you for u to bring them home. You can walk in a hotel room, or a home that has them, and they can immediatly crawl on your pants leg and shoes, thats another common way to bring them homw with u, and it is a nightmare to get rid of them,

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#5
Jul 11, 2012
 
Days INN in Carrolton is heavily infested with them especially room 13!

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Louisville, KY

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Jul 11, 2012
 
It's important to note that bed bugs are not confined to low income housing. In fact they are currently hitting the wealthy to a larger degree than the poor, although they can afford to get rid of them faster. I am always terrified to go to a hotel. Always make sure that you lift up the edge of your mattress (where the stitching is) and peek inside the dressers). These are among the most common hiding places for them. I also bring a large plastic bag to store my clothes in and I tie it up. This won't guarantee they won't get into them of course.
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#7
Jul 12, 2012
 
notice the post said goverment housing and LARGE PLEX APTS, meaning anywhere there is a lot of residence in one building is the most common place to find them, it's implied that they don't have bedbugs because they are low income, but beacuse of the number of homes inside a LARGE PLEX APT...which most goverment housing is LARGE PLEX APTS....
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Jul 18, 2012
 
I'm do terrified that I am going to get them. I know that there are a few houses borded up on n miles from them.
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Jul 18, 2012
 
They all have them as well as every hotel in the US.
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Jul 18, 2012
 
I know I can't even go on vacation. It's going to bd like Europe. Almost everyone there has them
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Mar 15, 2013
 
For 3 moths I took my son to 3 different doctors trying to find out why he had whelps. They all put him on steroids. This included family doc, pediatrician, and ER. Then I found the problem. Bedbugs!!! Nightmare from hell. We have burnt all our furniture, steam treated, alcohol treated, we sleep on cots. I am disabled, and we cant get rid of them!!!!! MY son is now sick with flu like symptoms and hasnt improved! We sprayed, we steamed, burnt everything, called every agency and no help is available! There are cases like this at the school he goes to also. so if we are getting rid of them, he is only bringing them back! IT is truly a living hell!! Anyone who has any info. Please help us! We live in Glendale Ky, in an apartment complex. Going back tomorrow to beg the landlord for assistance, pretty sure we will get evicted. I cry daily and have PTSD and OCD and we need help!!!!!
sandy

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Mar 15, 2013
 
bed bug police wrote:
Who all in etown has bed bugs? I heard motel 6
apartment complex in Glendale Ky. Unbelievable nightmare, others in the school my son goes to has them also! so even when we think we have gotten rid of them... we haven't!
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Mar 16, 2013
 
we got them from a family member that bought an infected couch at a yard sale and thought that leaving the couch out in the shed for the winter would kill them (i know..... who pays money for a couch that you know has bugs).

this is not the recommended way to deal with this but it worked for me and i hope it helps someone.

to the lady in the apartment complex in glendale... even if you manage to get rid of the bugs they will prolly just go to the other apartments and then come back when the spray wears off. your landlord is going to have to treat the whole building to get them gone, and you need to research your renters rights before you approach him. im not originally from here so things may be different but where im from, the landlord has an obligation to treat the apartments and could be fined if he does not address the problem.

to get rid of the bugs, this is what we did...

you will need a bag of diatomacious earth (you can purchase a ten pound bag at lowes for under ten. it is a big green bag with black writing and you will find it over by the seven dust/ miracle grow isle)

i put the d.e. in an old baby powder bottle to make it easier to spread.... this can be puffed in all cracks, behind electrical sockets, bottoms of cabinets, inside shoes....in all the corners/ window sills.... it doesnt kill on contact... the powder sticks to the bug which has a natural oily surface and dehydrates them... i also kept a cup with about an inch of d.e. in the bottem in every room so if i found a bug i could just toss it in...if you use a strait side glass (not plastic) they cant crawl out.

first we washed and dried all our laundry whether its was clean or dirty. then we double bagged and taped shut in trash bags (that i had sprayed with the malathion and let dry) anything we knew we didn't use a whole lot (extra blankets and sheets, dress cloths, extra towels) and put them up to get them out of the way... we designated the big walk-in closet for storage, we pre sprayed it also.... any important paper work we had like previous years tax returns, and our marriage license, we put it all in a couple big rubber maid tubs that had already been sprayed and then sealed it with duct tape an stored it away also.

really the main thing with these bugs is you want to de clutter your home get rid of thing like old wrapping paper and old gift bags, cardboard boxes....if you have a lot of books...box them up in rubber maid tubs too.... if the bugs have not got them yet they will get ruined. and cardboard is like paradise because they are small enough to fit down in the ridges.

the next thing is you have to break alot of bad habits (like leaving towels on the floor, or piles of laundry, or dragging a blanket from room to room) these are all proven ways that they will travel and hide thru your house.

vacuum at least two or three times a week.... the vacuum alone doesn't kill them.... i have a bag less vac and we spray the inside of the canister down with malathion every couple months so if they make it thru the vac, they are sure to die there... if you have a bag vac, make sure you change the bag out a lot and tie the old bag up in a trash bag before you throw away. you can spray the bags before you use them but make sure to let them dry.

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Mar 16, 2013
 

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now for spraying the house. we got a bottle of malathion for ten dollars from hardin milling. this stuff is strait toxic and will make your house reek for a couple days but it works, and may possibly be one of the ony things that work. half the reason why the bugs are getting so bad is because they are becoming resistant to the pesticides normally used to kill them, in fact most indoor pesticides dont work even though they are labeled for bedbugs.... if you call orkin, hye want to charge a couple hundred every time they come, and they only spray things with permetherin. the entomology dept at u.k. just did a study on bedbugs that can easily be found online... it said that almost half the bed bug population is permetherin resistant. so yes, malathion is an outdoor pesticide and yes it does stink, and yes if you stay in the room with it long enough before it dries it will send you into couching fits...but it kills them and has a residual of about three months that keeps killing them... which is really important because they can go forever in hiding.

the bottle says to put like one or two cap fulls per gallon of water to mix but i used it a little stronger and put about an ounce per gallon.
we sprayed our bedroom first and then sealed it off and slept in the living room for two days. we pulled up the mattress and box spring and misted both, we sprayed the head and foot boards and rails and sprayed the backs and bottoms of everything also. we pulled out our dresser drawers and sprayed them down and the insides of the hollow dressers, we coated the carpet pretty good also and sprayed a perimater from top to bottom on the walls....to the point that it was dripping from the ceiling :) and then we opened all the windows and stuck a towel under the door and we didn't go back in there for two days.

then we sprayed the rest of the house taking extra care to coat the couches and chairs and drapes and carpet.... and we also sprayed a thick line on the carpets between each room... i even took a paper towel soaked and rung out with malathion and wiped down our tv cords and other electronics. we basically just lived in the bedroom for a couple days till it aired out and lived off of junk food....we didn't want to really be sitting in malathion all the time so we put some covers on the couches and put a thick blanket under the sheets on the bed.

we also used light covered bedding so that it was easier for us to see the bugs and the stains they leave.

after the first time we sprayed and put down d.e. we went from catching five or six per day to catching five or six the first week and then a couple the next week and then a couple two weeks later. after a month i sprayed again and put down fresh d.e. i caught one lone bug about a week after i sprayed that time. two more months i sprayed again but i have never seen another live bug since and i stopped finding dead bugs in the vaccum maybe four months out. that was two years ago and i have not gotten them back.... we finally replaced the mattress and furniture last year and sprayed it all before it came in the house ( i should note... resist the urge to throw all your stuff out and get new right away... they will just infest that too.... instead wait till they have been gone awhile and pre-treat things before you bring them in.... what ever you do get rid of... please be courteous and either burn it or mark it before tossing in a dumpster.) i wouldnt wish these bugs on my worst enemy..... anything that gets stained badly you will prolly want to just throw away but for all other linens, they can be treated by throwing them in the dryer on high for thirty minutes.

really hope this helps and if you have any questions i will be happy to answer.
Sunny Day

Leitchfield, KY

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Mar 16, 2013
 
i got tore up by them in september in a hotel in dayton oh. i burned everything in my bedroom and got rid of them. the only thing that will stop the itch is BACTINE made by bayer.
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Mar 16, 2013
 
sandy wrote:
<quoted text> apartment complex in Glendale Ky. Unbelievable nightmare, others in the school my son goes to has them also! so even when we think we have gotten rid of them... we haven't!
use bactine by bayer to stop the itching. its the only thig that helped me.
sandy and son

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Mar 16, 2013
 
We live in an apartment complex. My 14 year old child is being eat up by them. Took him to pediatrician, emergency room, and derm specialist. All said didnt know and kept putting him on steroids, then one day I awoke with the same bites. I was furious, I am 100% disabled and my landlords would do nothing when we found out we had bedbugs. I bought a steamer, and burnt every piece of furniture we have spent our lives obtaining. Bought a steamer from Wal-Mart and mixed 91% alcohol and lavender and spent 7 days steaming every inch of our 2 bedroom apt home. Bought 7 cans of the Raid spray for bedbugs and their eggs from Wal-Mart and 6 foggers specially for bed bugs. I was exhausted! We rubbed petroleum jelly around every light socket, light switch, the 2 new cots we bought to sleep on, and around all base boards. We washed and dried 40 loads of laundry and bagged them. We dry our blankets ans sheets daily, and only had 4 days of no bites. My son is now very sick and no one will assist! I have called every environmental, human resource, and health department agency I can find. There is no help. I have PTSD and we have nowhere to move to and I have lost so much weight due to the stress that I am in a size 1. We use dryer sheets under our cots, we are living a nightmare with no way out! Don't know what to do or where to go! and I have OCD, and live extremely clean. My sons school has several families with similar conditions. So if I am getting rid of them, he can be bringing them in from school! I beg Jesus daily to help us!!!!
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Mar 16, 2013
 
sandy and son wrote:
We live in an apartment complex. My 14 year old child is being eat up by them. Took him to pediatrician, emergency room, and derm specialist. All said didnt know and kept putting him on steroids, then one day I awoke with the same bites. I was furious, I am 100% disabled and my landlords would do nothing when we found out we had bedbugs. I bought a steamer, and burnt every piece of furniture we have spent our lives obtaining. Bought a steamer from Wal-Mart and mixed 91% alcohol and lavender and spent 7 days steaming every inch of our 2 bedroom apt home. Bought 7 cans of the Raid spray for bedbugs and their eggs from Wal-Mart and 6 foggers specially for bed bugs. I was exhausted! We rubbed petroleum jelly around every light socket, light switch, the 2 new cots we bought to sleep on, and around all base boards. We washed and dried 40 loads of laundry and bagged them. We dry our blankets ans sheets daily, and only had 4 days of no bites. My son is now very sick and no one will assist! I have called every environmental, human resource, and health department agency I can find. There is no help. I have PTSD and we have nowhere to move to and I have lost so much weight due to the stress that I am in a size 1. We use dryer sheets under our cots, we are living a nightmare with no way out! Don't know what to do or where to go! and I have OCD, and live extremely clean. My sons school has several families with similar conditions. So if I am getting rid of them, he can be bringing them in from school! I beg Jesus daily to help us!!!!
i understand your frustration. put double sided tape on the the four corneers of your bed posts. they will stick to it and prevent them from crawling into bed with you. i did this and it worked. i also like you bombed my house but with 20 cans of the bed bug formula. i no longer have any issues. if that dont work i hate to say it have someone bring you some new clothes and set them away from your house and walk away naked after a shower leaving evrything there that u own and start over. it would be better than bein tortured by them bastards.
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Mar 16, 2013
 
The only way is heat. It is very pricey but it's the only way too kill them. You need to inform your landlord. I think etown exterminating will take care of them
someone who knows

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Mar 17, 2013
 
its hard on all of the hotels. you cant say that Motel 6 takes care of the problem and the others don't. They "ALL HAVE" TO. You get them in just as quick as you get rid of them these days it seems like!!

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