Bed bugs from Thrift stores

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dexter

Troy, OH

#1 Sep 26, 2010
Do they treat furniture or clothes at the Valley thrift? Movie theaters are now infested, bringing them home (or to your car) from your clothes. Be sure to throw your clothes in a dryer on high heat. They can live for a full year between feedings.
been there

Marysville, OH

#2 Sep 27, 2010
I have not been for that very reason. It is unreal to think they treat donated items. Too much stuff. The problem is getting worse. It does not matter where you go, you are taking a risk. It is risky to even have company these days for fear of these nasty bugs. The real fear is all the people who have them and do not treat them. Even if treated it is hard to get rid of these nasty bugs.
dexter

Troy, OH

#3 Sep 27, 2010
been there wrote:
I have not been for that very reason. It is unreal to think they treat donated items. Too much stuff. The problem is getting worse. It does not matter where you go, you are taking a risk. It is risky to even have company these days for fear of these nasty bugs. The real fear is all the people who have them and do not treat them. Even if treated it is hard to get rid of these nasty bugs.
I have to admit I went today, but I couldn't stop thinking how it's just not worth whatever 'deal' I might come across. And often the husbands wait for their wives to finish shopping while sitting for 30 minutes on a potentially infested couch. No more for me, sorry Valley Thrift (and Goodwill)! Is it true they can live up to 1 year between feedings?
Ohio

Fairfield, OH

#4 Oct 1, 2010
dexter wrote:
<quoted text>I have to admit I went today, but I couldn't stop thinking how it's just not worth whatever 'deal' I might come across. And often the husbands wait for their wives to finish shopping while sitting for 30 minutes on a potentially infested couch. No more for me, sorry Valley Thrift (and Goodwill)! Is it true they can live up to 1 year between feedings?
I have heard that they can only live for 15 days without feeding??
mammabear

Marysville, OH

#5 Oct 2, 2010
Yes it is true. I looked it up and they can hide away for up to a year and longer without feeding. I think as long as 18 months. They hide when you spray and come back out when it is safe to do so.
That is why it is so hard to get rid of them.

Since: Jul 10

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#6 Oct 5, 2010
they are at the thrift store now because all they hire is illegals and thats where there coming from. you never heard about it before.
DirtyMammaBear

Hamilton, OH

#7 Oct 8, 2010
icetea wrote:
they are at the thrift store now because all they hire is illegals and thats where there coming from. you never heard about it before.
No, they are in thrift stores because mammabear brought them from her house. Mamma bear is really a Mexican. Dont let her fool you.
mamma

Marysville, OH

#8 Oct 10, 2010
DirtyMammaBear wrote:
<quoted text>No, they are in thrift stores because mammabear brought them from her house. Mamma bear is really a Mexican. Dont let her fool you.
It is better (for you) to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

mamma aint got bed bugs but mamma wants to keep it that way too. Got it clueless.

So this must be the hospital employee, hiding are you?
lucia

Saugus, MA

#9 Oct 11, 2010
bedbugs r @ lot of thrifts cuz i work @ global thrift store in waltham n they got them
teacher

Troy, OH

#10 Oct 13, 2010
mamma wrote:
<quoted text>
It is better (for you) to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
mamma aint got bed bugs but mamma wants to keep it that way too. Got it clueless.
So this must be the hospital employee, hiding are you?
That is AWESOME!! I love it, must remember that statement. Don't pay attention to icetea, no one else does! All she talks about are illegals, Mexicans,and low life smack. NEVER anything positive or upbeat. Smack, uninformed ignorance. Just skip over her retorts!
mamma

Marysville, OH

#11 Oct 13, 2010
Thank you. I heard this long ago and I loved it also. I only said it once before, face to face to a person, and they did not understand.
I hope you have a good day.
hamiltonsuxx

United States

#12 Nov 14, 2010
The worst part of bedbugs are the eggs. Like said above the only thing that kills them is heat. They are virtually unpenetrable by any chemicals and whatnot. Once a female has been bred she can reproduce thousands of times over. They truly are a nightmare. They said the welfare office in cincy is so infestested that the carpet has been deemed a health hazard and unsafe. That's scary stuff.
hokiepokie

Troy, OH

#13 Nov 17, 2010
hamiltonsuxx wrote:
The worst part of bedbugs are the eggs. Like said above the only thing that kills them is heat. They are virtually unpenetrable by any chemicals and whatnot. Once a female has been bred she can reproduce thousands of times over. They truly are a nightmare. They said the welfare office in cincy is so infestested that the carpet has been deemed a health hazard and unsafe. That's scary stuff.
yep, they are in the joists in that building, gonna cost almost 2 million dollars to fix. Plus, ALL of the movie theaters are infested.
mamma

Bellefontaine, OH

#14 Nov 18, 2010
This is a horrible problem. I saw a program on t.v. about this, and it has changed my shopping habits. As we all know a lot of things we purchase say made in China etc., the program said the bedbug problem is a normal everyday part of life for them. So many items shipped to the U.S.A. may be infested or have eggs traveling with them. It was recommended to wash any new items or put clothing in the clothes dryer for 30 minutes if it is an item that can be dried. So it is not only thrift stores that we have to be aware of. I bought some new socks and pants and threw all the tags in the trash, washed the clothes immediately. I will not take any chances. This is a horrible problem that needs a solution. If someone could think of a way to kill these bugs and eggs, and put it on the market, they would be a very rich person.
HMMM

Cincinnati, OH

#15 Nov 20, 2010
hey get neem oil it renders bedbugs stupid and unable to reproduce. It cost 12 dollars at lowes for a bottle of pure concentrate. It works.
hamiltonsuxx

United States

#16 Nov 21, 2010
I've heard that about the neem oil. Also 91 percent isopropyl alcohol will kill live bedbugs but the problem there is what ever is sprayed with it remains highly flammable
hamilton

Fairfield, OH

#17 Nov 23, 2010
is there any safe way to get rid of bedbugs? without chemicals?

Since: Jun 10

Louisville, KY

#18 Dec 7, 2010
This is disgusting. I had never heard of bed begs besides the phrase until i moved to Hamilton. I finally moved out of the state because i was tired of worrying about it. I was completely obsessed with making sure that i didnt get them. I would check my bed EVERY single night to make sure there werent any there. It was a horrible way to live, freaking out everytime i had an itch. I now live in Ky and the people that i work with have no idea what bed bugs are.
pooperscooper

Troy, OH

#19 Dec 9, 2010
CincyMomma wrote:
This is disgusting. I had never heard of bed begs besides the phrase until i moved to Hamilton. I finally moved out of the state because i was tired of worrying about it. I was completely obsessed with making sure that i didnt get them. I would check my bed EVERY single night to make sure there werent any there. It was a horrible way to live, freaking out everytime i had an itch. I now live in Ky and the people that i work with have no idea what bed bugs are.
Are you kidding me?? Louisville and Lexington have them so bad many hotels and theaters have had to shut down if they weren't able to exterminate them. It's ignorance like those that you work with that help perpetuate the problem. And those that have been infected in the past are inclined to play 'possum'--'What? I don't what they are' really means 'If I pretend that I'm unaware of them, then maybe you will NOT suspect my actual knowledge of them'. Putting YOU, their next unsuspecting victim, in the position of getting them FROM them. You can run (to Kentucky), but you can't hide (or escape!) from possibly getting bedbugs. It's not worth letting your guard down, and Kentucky won't keep you safe.
Heart Clothing Man

Provo, UT

#20 Jan 19, 2011
That is a terrible thing to know. But it doesn't surprise me, the thing that surprises me is that its not regulated. These are still businesses, and if a new company sold a bed with bed bugs they would have law suits. What's up with that. Makes my heart clothing questionable.
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