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

Full story: TwinCities.com

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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And why are we bringing in millions of immigrants? The dollar. Trying to keep a system based on infinite growth growing. Capitalism. The race to the bottom.
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fu-feiter wrote:
OK, the "begbugs" horse is dead, you can stop beating it now.
I think what you meant to say is that you can stop "beating" yourself now.
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smc wrote:
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.
So how did you get your bedbugs anyway?
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Seriously Seriously wrote:
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So how did you get your bedbugs anyway?
She's probably a liberal. You know how they like to sleep around.
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the picture looks like a woodtick???
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Thank the e-nuts. Reauthorize DDT for 5 years and the problem will virtually disappear.
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I had 'em could'nt seem to shake 'em.
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Super Wayne wrote:
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).
Super Wayne, What if I used CO2 fogger-style fire extinguishers?
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beth in texas wrote:
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?????
Agreed,

I read this article and thought, "maybe we shouldn't be trying to kill all the bedbugs if they are resistant to these diseases?" Seems as though they have SOMETHING in their makeup that can withstand or kill these diseases.

The fact the pest control industry compiles these stats should be warning sign #1 that you should read anything with a grain of salt referring to bedbugs.
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Seriously Seriously wrote:
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So how did you get your bedbugs anyway?
How can one know? A visitor? Sitting in a movie seat? Airplane seat? Bus seat? Taxi seat? Trying on clothes in a store? Visiting someone else's house? You bring home ONE pregnant bug, you got 'em.
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you can thank immigrants for bringing them back. It is no more complicated than that. I worked for local pest control company for 5 years and I never did a bed bug job that wasn't in a foreigner's home. Of course, leftards will never accept this as the cause, anyone with experience in the pest control business will tell you the same thing.
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Seriously Seriously wrote:
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So how did you get your bedbugs anyway?
My daughter had roommates that went on a trip and the bugs came back with them. They stayed in a hotel which has a huge problem with bed bugs. She brought her mattress back home and I'm thinking that's how we got them. They are nasty ugly bugs but they don't carry any diseases as far as anyone knows.
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Freedom Lover wrote:
<quoted text>She's probably a liberal. You know how they like to sleep around.
You sir are an idiot and you know nothing about me!
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free in mn wrote:
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How can one know? A visitor? Sitting in a movie seat? Airplane seat? Bus seat? Taxi seat? Trying on clothes in a store? Visiting someone else's house? You bring home ONE pregnant bug, you got 'em.
Can I just live in a bubble please.... GROSS
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Do bedbugs have a Sleep Number?
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#38
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people coming in and out of the US are bringing them in.

“Watching the Lemming parade”

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Freedom Lover wrote:
<quoted text>Super Wayne, What if I used CO2 fogger-style fire extinguishers?
Be careful to make sure it is in fact a CO2 only unit as most or many have transitioned to dry chemical extinguishers. The dry chemical will only make a HUGE nasty mess! If it is, indeed, a CO2 extiguisher it will have a siphon thus draws liquid and it will wirk.
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"Ain't a sin to git the crabs,
But it's a sin to keep 'em."
- old SgtMajor

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