Begbugs have become a big problem: ea...

Begbugs have become a big problem: easy to spread, hard to kill

There are 39 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 30, 2010, titled Begbugs have become a big problem: easy to spread, hard to kill. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Bedbugs are nest parasites, but strangely, they don t spread disease. Scientists don t know why they disappeared from the U.S. for 40 years, then came roaring back in the late 1990s.

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Jumping

Mckinney, TX

#1 Aug 31, 2010
Begbugs?

Nice spelling and proof reading. Whatever happened to simple things like proof reading and spell checking to make sure you get things right before publication?

No wonder our nation is going down the toilet fast and everything is getting exported to China.

I would have failed English class if I committed such egregious spelling errors yet editors of so called national newspapers discovered away to pass journalism class?

Thanks to the "internets" mankind is becoming dumber by the day!
Fred

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Aug 31, 2010
Heh, "Begbugs". Is that like the folks at the welfare line ?
dee

Harmony, MN

#3 Aug 31, 2010
Donald -

There isn't such a thing as a BEGbug. I think you need to use spell check
Jackie

Aurora, MN

#4 Aug 31, 2010
Ok. Now how do you get rid of them?
tired

United States

#5 Aug 31, 2010
The sudden rise in bedbugs starts at our southern border, along with the increase in T.B. and other diseases that were erradicated in the US for years.
yowzer

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Aug 31, 2010
BEGBUGS...Just about on every street corner. The internet is spreading them like wildfire. This has to stop!
beth in texas

Killeen, TX

#7 Aug 31, 2010
Maybe we should look into these bugs from another direction..........if they kill things that can kill us (aids, hepatitis b, as mentioned) perhaps they can be made into vaccines and such to save lives?
Or has this been thought of? I have never read anywhere if research is going on, any one hear of that kinda thing?????
Headlines

Cumming, GA

#8 Aug 31, 2010
What are begbugs?
fu-feiter

Lake Mary, FL

#9 Aug 31, 2010
OK, the "begbugs" horse is dead, you can stop beating it now.
Ell

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Aug 31, 2010
Does anyone know of any Twin Cities area hotels that have bedbugs?
Ell

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Aug 31, 2010
dee wrote:
Donald -
There isn't such a thing as a BEGbug. I think you need to use spell check
On the TwinCities.com home page, the "Most Viewed" tab shows this article as the number 2 most-viewed article. This is where the headline has the misspelled "Begbugs."
janet

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Aug 31, 2010
They're Really Liberal/Progressive Demorats!
meinstpaul

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Aug 31, 2010
All the thousands of immigrants we allow into this country are the ones bringing all these problems back.

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Schae

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Aug 31, 2010
Ell wrote:
Does anyone know of any Twin Cities area hotels that have bedbugs?
One of the TV news stations reported that someone was bitten by BEDbugs at the Super 8 motel in Brooklyn Center.
smc

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Aug 31, 2010
I'm in the process of getting rid of bed bugs and let me tell you ... they are very resistant to chemicals. We have killed the adults with heat and now we are using diatamaceous earth. Look that up and it'll explain what it is. We have pets and I was very concerned about the chemicals so we used the alternative. Be careful with movie theaters, trying on clothes, airplanes and especially hotels. Ohio is the worst state with the bed bug problem. Keep everything off of the floor. Don't put your suitcases on the floor in a hotel. That is one of the big ways that these bugs will travel. Put everything up including your purse.

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Since: Apr 08

St Paul

#16 Aug 31, 2010
Im not sure why it wasnt mentioned in the article but one methiod of controlling or eliminating the buggers is to use CO2 (Carbon Dioxide).

Some sites list the use of CO2 "snow" units but I have had success in pest control with the use of 20lb Siphon CO2 cylinders and blow gun style of assemblies. The total package including the rental of the gas and cylinder runs about 60.00 on the very high end. Ive done it for as low as 30.00. Im not an exterminator but I did a lot of property maintenance back in the day.

Maybe the CO2 remedy isnt in everyones area of ability but I can attest that it works.-110 degrees has a way of ending the buggers day permenantly and once the item sprayed returns to ambient temp there is no residue and it is completely non-toxic. The only precautions are to make sure that you leave a window open as CO2 will displace oxygen (Just make sure the room has a lil ventalation) and dont get the liquid CO2 on yourself (again, its about -110).
Smith_St_Guy

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Aug 31, 2010
Why are these new bedbugs all wearing hijabs and sandals? I thought we'd completely eradicated them in the US?
Sam I am

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Aug 31, 2010
They came along with the immigrants. No surprise there. The more immigrants you have the more stuff like this you will see.
Nobama

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Aug 31, 2010
Maybe on our next Appreciate Diversity day we should all go and hug some Somalian and offer our homes, as well, as host sites for the pesky little vermen.
Huge Jazz

Chicoutimi, Canada

#20 Aug 31, 2010
Jumping wrote:
Begbugs?
Nice spelling and proof reading. Whatever happened to simple things like proof reading and spell checking to make sure you get things right before publication?
No wonder our nation is going down the toilet fast and everything is getting exported to China.
I would have failed English class if I committed such egregious spelling errors yet editors of so called national newspapers discovered away to pass journalism class?
Thanks to the "internets" mankind is becoming dumber by the day!
I BEG to differ. I think people are getting dumberer irregardless of the interweb.

Now THAT would blow up a spell check.

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