Bedbugs survive most do-it-yourself attacks

Jun 20, 2012 Full story: The Columbus Dispatch 10

Bedbug sufferers cannot bomb their way to relief, according to a new study that tested the effectiveness of three popular over-the-counter pesticide foggers.

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#1 Jun 22, 2012
These bed bug bombs and foggers tend to do the inhabitants of the property more harm than the bed bugs!
Stick with using a vacuum and a steam cleaner and perhaps a non non toxic bed bug spray or bed bug dust as back up.

This worked for me although it took a lot of time and energy but it was fairly inexpensive (I rented a steam cleaner compared with what a couple of my friends spent.

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#2 Jun 22, 2012
Bedbugs are one of my biggest fears. Whenever I go to any hotel, no matter how nice or pricey, I check everything you can think of. Even then, I'm paranoid and can't wait to leave. I know, I know. Ha!

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#3 Jun 22, 2012
tibetbambi wrote:
Bedbugs are one of my biggest fears. Whenever I go to any hotel, no matter how nice or pricey, I check everything you can think of. Even then, I'm paranoid and can't wait to leave. I know, I know. Ha!
I don't think your paranoid, just sensible!

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#4 Jun 22, 2012
Magssno wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think your paranoid, just sensible!
Thank you. My family thinks I'm silly. I check between the mattresses, behind any pictures or wall hangings, in curtains, around outlets & around the headboard of each bed. I know they're so hard to get rid of. I'd want to move and leave everything I owned!(obviously, I wouldn't, but I'd be freaked) ha!
madhatter

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#5 Jun 22, 2012
i kept cockroaches....they ate the bedbugs :)

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#6 Jun 22, 2012
madhatter wrote:
i kept cockroaches....they ate the bedbugs :)
eww!! Lol

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#7 Jun 25, 2012
tibetbambi wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you. My family thinks I'm silly. I check between the mattresses, behind any pictures or wall hangings, in curtains, around outlets & around the headboard of each bed. I know they're so hard to get rid of. I'd want to move and leave everything I owned!(obviously, I wouldn't, but I'd be freaked) ha!
I'm sure your family would not think it so silly if you did end up taking bed bugs home!

Keep up the good work :)

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#8 Jun 25, 2012
Magssno wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure your family would not think it so silly if you did end up taking bed bugs home!

Keep up the good work :)
No, they wouldn't! You're right. I think more people are starting to check things out at hotels/motels. Bed bugs don't discriminate. Anyone can get them. I just don't want to be one.

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#10 Aug 27, 2012
Yeh, and those who don't check and end up with bed bugs just sue the hotel lol!

Since: Sep 12

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#11 Sep 12, 2012
I so recommend a heat treatment option. here's why
Heat treatments using a bed bug steamer are very effective at killing bed bugs. Steam that is greater than 120F is immediately lethal to bed bugs and their eggs. Most steamers have tip temperatures up to 220F. Bed bug steamers can treat almost any environment, furniture piece (such as a baby crib), bed or clothing.

this particular model is on the cheaper side but still very effective.
http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/vapamore-mr...

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