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messageBed Bugs
Posted by doogleflip 01 October, 2019 14:08

Oh boy these little buggers are making my life hell!

messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by NicoleC 02 October, 2019 08:07

We threw away the mattress, hovered the bed and painted it.
We have had no problems since then.

messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by doogleflip 02 October, 2019 09:31

That's interesting. I heard they are hard to get rid of.

I'm in rented property. Landlord paid for pest control who did a treatment in 1 day. I moved out for a couple of weeks because it was freaking me out. I tried to stay there again the other night. Same mattress, same bed, same furniture etc. I put a zipped mattress protector on that's supposed to help. Anyway, I woke up at 1am itching like hell. I was bitten to shreds again. Turned the light on to see loads of little bugs bugs crawling all over the bed. It's really freaking me out. I had to take a shower, drive to my parents, bag up my clothes, etc... They are gross.

messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by JohnL 02 October, 2019 09:47

Loads of articles and none easy sad smiley

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messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by hpsaucey 02 October, 2019 12:02

You need these guys!Brilliant when we used them. Check out the other threads on this forum...
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messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by doogleflip 02 October, 2019 13:50

Thanks for replies

messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by natty01295 02 October, 2019 16:07

Where to spray for Bedbug Control;
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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was 2019:10:02:16:17:12 by natty01295.

messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by snoopy17 02 October, 2019 23:23

Where do they come from?

messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by doogleflip 03 October, 2019 08:24

snoopy17 Wrote:
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> Where do they come from?


In this case, the landlord is saying I must have brought them to the flat. However, Iíve never seen them anywhere else and was told there was a bed bug infestation before I moved moved in. Anyway, they hide out in little nooks and crannies in wood. They can survive for up to 18 months without food according to one article I read, however the science is hard to prove. They feed only on blood! Gross... anyway, Iím kind of homeless now crashing at my parents house. All my possessions are in bags zipped up waiting to be treated by me, when I get the chance. And to top it off I canít sleep because itís freaking me out. They lay eggs. If you leave clothes on floor or s bag or something they can crawl on it and lay eggs or hide on them etc to transfer to a new gaff... buggers.

messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by seenbeen 03 October, 2019 12:29

snoopy17 Wrote:
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> Where do they come from?

I was staying in a B and B in an old building in Suffolk and on the last day I was packing up whilst sitting on the bed and a bed bug was on my leg. Luckily I saw it and checked the luggage or I would have taken the blighter home.

messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by PeckhamRose 05 October, 2019 19:49

Highly recommend as someone else already has www.bedbugs.co.uk I have seen them at work and he's been on the telly a few times. David someone.

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messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by JohnL 06 October, 2019 10:04

doogleflip Wrote:
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> snoopy17 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Where do they come from?
>
>
> In this case, the landlord is saying I must have
> brought them to the flat. However, Iíve never seen
> them anywhere else and was told there was a bed
> bug infestation before I moved moved in. Anyway,
> they hide out in little nooks and crannies in
> wood. They can survive for up to 18 months without
> food according to one article I read, however the
> science is hard to prove. They feed only on blood!
> Gross... anyway, Iím kind of homeless now crashing
> at my parents house. All my possessions are in
> bags zipped up waiting to be treated by me, when I
> get the chance. And to top it off I canít sleep
> because itís freaking me out. They lay eggs. If
> you leave clothes on floor or s bag or something
> they can crawl on it and lay eggs or hide on them
> etc to transfer to a new gaff... buggers.

It's a bit unfortunate if blame is apportioned - they spread by ways optimised through many years of evolution.

Edit: of course they could have been created - but what kind of God would create bed bugs.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2019:10:06:10:05:49 by JohnL.

messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by JohnL 06 October, 2019 10:24

Of course neighboring flats could be re-infecting

Whoever manages the block should check.

messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by Ridgley 17 October, 2019 11:41

You can also find them in hotels, a friend of mind stayed at a hotel in Camberwell and took them home.

messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by hpsaucey 17 October, 2019 19:24

Camberwell high road apparently a black spot. Also tube and buses at night - suppose people dosecandvthats when theyre attracted....

HP

messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by yorksgirl 26 October, 2019 12:04

How about restarting the communal Spring Clean? Within living memory entire streets would spring clean on the same day. That way you have some chance of breaking the breeding cycle of persistent misery-causing critters like bed bugs and moths.

Trying to clear individual flats won't work, if the beasties are still reproducing 2 doors down they will find you again. Same with Victorian houses.

There's said to be a bed bug infestation front running south from Elephant and Castle and another running both sides of the Piccadilly Line (ie radiating out from Heathrow). Spotting several people scratching scratch scratching on the DLR recently also wonder whether City Airport / Excel is now having same effect.

messageRe: Bed Bugs
Posted by JohnL 26 October, 2019 12:13

yorksgirl Wrote:
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> How about restarting the communal Spring Clean?
> Within living memory entire streets would spring
> clean on the same day. That way you have some
> chance of breaking the breeding cycle of
> persistent misery-causing critters like bed bugs
> and moths.
>
> Trying to clear individual flats won't work, if
> the beasties are still reproducing 2 doors down
> they will find you again. Same with Victorian
> houses.
>
> There's said to be a bed bug infestation front
> running south from Elephant and Castle and another
> running both sides of the Piccadilly Line (ie
> radiating out from Heathrow). Spotting several
> people scratching scratch scratching on the DLR
> recently also wonder whether City Airport / Excel
> is now having same effect.

LOL - wash my clothes in Bio and I'll scratch mind - even though many people say non-bio has more chemicals it bio will set me off.

Celtic skin I call it, and don't get me started on moles and the like - i'd love to have clear skinsmiling smiley


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