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(WTAM)   How do you train a dog to find bed bugs? Apparently, you just show him a picture   (wtam.com) divider line 79
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2010-08-25 04:37:22 PM  
iollow: That is exactly the same expression I had in p-chem.

Funny. That dog looks just as dumb as my dog. I showed him how to drive the car but he couldn't get it started.

farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2010-08-25 04:39:04 PM  
CheetahOlivetti: we think they came from a recliner we bought at a garage sale

That's exactly why I will never buy used furniture.
 
2010-08-25 04:41:27 PM  
Gecko and Anole lizards for the win Alex.
www.hscbemidji.org
 
2010-08-25 04:46:59 PM  
there are plenty of insecticides that are very effective against bedbugs. Sterifab, Bedlam & JT Eaton Red label is the combo you want.

/lives in Cincinnati
//doesn't have bedbugs
///has a mother obsessed with bedbugs, despite not having bedbugs.
 
2010-08-25 04:49:11 PM  
fogging your house with a high concentration of malathion should also do the job.
 
2010-08-25 04:57:57 PM  
Exploiting those poor animals. Yo bastards!!

-eating steak-
 
2010-08-25 05:00:38 PM  
snickrsnack: Just wondering, though - what is the use of the dog? I mean, I would assume that if a person thinks they have bedbugs, they've already SEEN the bedbugs. The dog doesn't get rid of the bedbugs, just finds them. What good is that?

Bedbugs get into the carpet and hide in the electrical outlets, too. My sister is an exterminator. It takes months of diligent work to get rid of them, because if they've made it to your bed, they're in other places too. Pleasant dreams.
 
2010-08-25 05:08:16 PM  
i36.tinypic.com
 
2010-08-25 05:16:20 PM  
Bedbug sniffing dogs are very common. It's difficult to spot the little guys in furniture and such. Also eggs can hide dormant for many months so you may not even see the actual insects.

The dogs are highly effecting in finding active bugs as well as eggs. You can get through a lot of rooms with one dog vs a visual inspection of every nook and cranny in every room.

As for elimination, I would personally not count on any home remedies. Pesticides don't work. Laundering is hit an miss as home machines don't get up to the temperature to kill the eggs as well as the insects.

The state of the art is superheating rooms to over 130 degrees (I think that's the temp) but that requires professionals.
 
2010-08-25 05:17:01 PM  
lo quilty: LMAO. That dog looks so serious!

I think my apartment has bedbugs. Lately my legs have little red bites on them. The article says I shouldn't use pesticides, but I wonder how the pest controllers get rid of them. (besides dogs, of course. lol)


If you only have bites on your legs, it sounds more like fleas.
 
2010-08-25 05:22:58 PM  
This worked for me:

www.iosss.com

/hot...duh
 
2010-08-25 05:35:28 PM  
ultraholland: Pest controller Terminix ranks Cleveland as the 14th most bedbug-infested city in the country, based on the number of calls they get. Cincinnati is number 4, Columbus is number 7 and Dayton is number 8 in Terminix's top ten.

One more reason to stay the fark out of Ohio.


Read the fine print... 'BASED ON HOW MANY CALLS THEY GET'. Thus, one could presumably deduce that Ohio citizens are more dilligent on taking steps to remove bed bugs... All the others States don't care, and allow the infestations to continue.
 
2010-08-25 05:44:33 PM  
superheating rooms to over 130 degrees

SO Redneck Mobil Homes are good to go in the Summer?
 
2010-08-25 06:16:10 PM  
the farking indians next door brought them into my house (nothing against indians, except the ones who brought them into my house.. they would go back home to india and india apparently has a huge BB problem)

luckily i didn't get it too bad. moving my bed away from the wall and putting down diatomaceous earth has reduced the number and occurrence of bits from at least one a night to less than one a week. i also encased my mattress and boxspring and keep my clothes in bags all the time now

the bites are the worst - itch like 10x worse than mosquitos.

/he ejaculates into the wound! :D
 
2010-08-25 06:29:25 PM  
GoldSpider: Thank GOD we eliminated DDT!

After finding bedbugs in a library book, I question whether we really need bald eagles.

I have been on bed bug watch ever since and no signs so far.
 
2010-08-25 06:37:08 PM  
andyofne: iollow: That is exactly the same expression I had in p-chem.

Funny. That dog looks just as dumb as my dog. I showed him how to drive the car but he couldn't get it started.


Maybe his feet couldn't reach the pedals.
 
2010-08-25 06:38:13 PM  
T.rex: ultraholland: Pest controller Terminix ranks Cleveland as the 14th most bedbug-infested city in the country, based on the number of calls they get. Cincinnati is number 4, Columbus is number 7 and Dayton is number 8 in Terminix's top ten.

One more reason to stay the fark out of Ohio.

Read the fine print... 'BASED ON HOW MANY CALLS THEY GET'. Thus, one could presumably deduce that Ohio citizens are more dilligent on taking steps to remove bed bugs... All the others States don't care, and allow the infestations to continue.


get over it, Ohio farking sucks
 
2010-08-25 07:01:04 PM  
heat's all you need to kill bedbugs
it takes time
 
2010-08-25 09:40:54 PM  
Girion47: T.rex: ultraholland: Pest controller Terminix ranks Cleveland as the 14th most bedbug-infested city in the country, based on the number of calls they get. Cincinnati is number 4, Columbus is number 7 and Dayton is number 8 in Terminix's top ten.

One more reason to stay the fark out of Ohio.

Read the fine print... 'BASED ON HOW MANY CALLS THEY GET'. Thus, one could presumably deduce that Ohio citizens are more dilligent on taking steps to remove bed bugs... All the others States don't care, and allow the infestations to continue.

get over it, Ohio farking sucks


Fairfax is the literal pit of the earth... without a hint of hyperbole, i say that.
 
2010-08-25 10:31:52 PM  
Dogs are fun, but you need thse critters:

blog.lib.umn.edu

They eat bedbugs.
 
2010-08-25 10:57:23 PM  
swangoatman: Hire an Vulcan to sleep in your bed. The Bedbugs will die just like the vampire cloud. Simple.


Winrar. Extra points for ST:TOS reference.

i142.photobucket.com
(What a Vulcan in your bed may look like)
 
2010-08-25 11:34:58 PM  
Canyoudigit: After finding bedbugs in a library book, I question whether we really need bald eagles.

Unless the bald eagle can come into my house and kill all the bedbugs, I'm leaning toward no.
 
2010-08-26 12:18:11 AM  
Man, I could have used those dogs two years ago.

You figure out that you have bedbugs after seeing small bloods stains on the mattress in the morning, and evidence of bite marks on your head or torso.

Once you find them, you can just pick them up and flush them, but finding them isn't so easy. Dogs seem to be an absolutely perfect solution.

Years ago, the Chinese had a widespread infestation and the entire country embarked on a project to painstaking hunt all the bedbugs in the country. It was remarkably effective, and almost as much of an achievement as building the great wall.
 
2010-08-26 01:53:19 AM  
frizzantik 2010-08-25 06:16:10 PM
the farking indians next door brought them into my house (nothing against indians, except the ones who brought them into my house.. they would go back home to india and india apparently has a huge BB problem


Except for the fact that India has a zero/no bedbug problem, yeah, you're right.

//tard
 
2010-08-26 02:51:57 AM  
Krantzstone: Winrar. Extra points for ST:TOS reference.i142.photobucket.com (What a Vulcan in your bed may look like)


Funny, I don't remember that episode.
 
2010-08-26 03:21:56 AM  
pstudent12: frizzantik 2010-08-25 06:16:10 PM
...they would go back home to india and india apparently has a huge BB problem

Except for the fact that India has a zero/no bedbug problem, yeah, you're right.


I don't have any reason to disbelieve you, and frizzantik sounds a bit racist, but how on earth would you know that? Is there a website that has a country-by-country breakdown of bedbug infestations somewhere?
 
2010-08-26 03:43:22 AM  
xant: pstudent12: frizzantik 2010-08-25 06:16:10 PM
...they would go back home to india and india apparently has a huge BB problem

Except for the fact that India has a zero/no bedbug problem, yeah, you're right.


I don't have any reason to disbelieve you, and frizzantik sounds a bit racist, but how on earth would you know that? Is there a website that has a country-by-country breakdown of bedbug infestations somewhere?


It is like the rest of the world is yet to realize they could answer all their questions with 10 seconds on Google.

There is a massive problem with bedbugs in India, on trains, benches and in beds.
 
2010-08-26 06:19:13 PM  
pstudent12: frizzantik 2010-08-25 06:16:10 PM
the farking indians next door brought them into my house (nothing against indians, except the ones who brought them into my house.. they would go back home to india and india apparently has a huge BB problem

Except for the fact that India has a zero/no bedbug problem, yeah, you're right.

//tard


I was a pest control tech in Detroit (huge bedbug problems there). Since I was low man on the totem pole, I got to do most of the bedbug infestations. Out of the hundreds of bedbug cases, I would say that 90% were people from India or someone who unfortunately lived next door to them. The site managers would only find out about the infestation in the Indian occupied units when their neighbors would complain. It is so commonplace in India to have bedbugs that they never bothered to let anyone know; they were just used to it. And I'm talking infestations so bad that there would be a mass in the upper corners of the room (if your infestation is severe enough they will camp out along the ceiling and corners) of thousands of bugs along with their eggs and excrement. So I would have to say that you are misinformed about the bedbug situation in India.

/I know, CSB and all that.
 
2010-08-26 10:40:09 PM  
Bessie Smith's perspective on a timeless problem:
wpcontent.answcdn.com
Mean Old Bed Bug Blues, 1927
 
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