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08-31-2010, 02:34 PM #16
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- 08-31-2010, 02:37 PM #17
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08-31-2010, 03:19 PM #18
I just saw a story on tv today about using very high heat to kill them. it's done professionally but it's very expensive.also they threw out their beds, pillows etc.they even did it to her car and purse.maybe you could look up the story. I'm not sure where I saw it maybe good morning america or today show.
08-31-2010, 03:36 PM #19
I hope you are able to get rid of them! We had an issue with fleas here for a few months. Just the thought of dealing with bed bugs is enough to make me insane!
08-31-2010, 03:40 PM #20
Do a search for
Kill Bed Bugs Safely with Diatomaceous Earth
I would post the link but don't have enough posts to do so.
Put Diatomaceous Earth (DE), but be sure to use the food grade, not the stuff for the swimming pool, down around the feet of the beds, chairs, etc. Bedbugs can't fly, they will have to crawl up and across something (bedpost, chair legs etc.) Put it down all around the house (the food grade DE is safe for humans and animals) and leave it down for 4 - 6 weeks. That should take care of the problem, if not repeat and make sure you get all the areas.
We use DE all the time for our rescues (dogs and cats) and around the yard. Don't have flea or tick problems any more, except on the new intakes and they are dusted with DE every few days and that takes care of the problem.
Hope this helps.
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08-31-2010, 10:12 PM #21
Yes, please try the Diatomaceous Earth. It is relatively inexpensive. We have been bed bug free for two years now after using the Mother Earth D brand. Now we keep a bit of the dust around the legs of the bed as a preventative. I would also recommend for anyone who travels a lot and might be worried about getting bed bugs to get some to put around your bed. If you follow the directions it is pretty harmless.
I think they should start recommending that everyone in areas where bedbugs are a problem put some of this dust around their house. I think the problem might not be as bad. Of course, the exterminators will lose some business.
09-01-2010, 11:52 PM #22
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I feel so bad for you! I was just reading an article in the newspaper the other day how they're making a huge comeback in the US. Sigh.
09-02-2010, 12:13 AM #23
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Do a search on diatomaceous earth and bed bugs. It's shown to kill them.
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