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2013-01-19 02:08:45 AM
What were bedbugs called before we had beds?
 
2013-01-19 03:03:54 AM

fusillade762: What were bedbugs called before we had beds?


A light snack between friends or lovers?
 
2013-01-19 03:06:02 AM
Avoid staying in Chicago at all costs

seems like good advice in general.
 
2013-01-19 03:07:28 AM

fusillade762: What were bedbugs called before we had beds?


Interestingly, they were always called bedbugs and beds are named after them.
 
2013-01-19 03:08:32 AM
Actually, it's the top 50 cities, and I'm pleased that I live in none of them.

I learn from the list, therefore, that bedbugs are not found in small towns. They must have a low tolerance for boredom.
 
2013-01-19 03:08:52 AM

Candygram for Mongo: fusillade762: What were bedbugs called before we had beds?

Interestingly, they were always called bedbugs and beds are named after them.


i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-19 03:09:24 AM
I tried to warn people when they stopped 'sleeping tight'.

I said: "this loose sleeping will lead to no good!"
I said it 100 times.

And look what happened; the bed bugs were permitted to bite.

You liberals that cast aside the sage advise of our conservative bedtime rhymes, you made this bed and now we all have to sleep in it.

Think I'm wrong? It's no coincidence that Obama's CHICAGO is at the top of the list. Chicago is notorious for it's loose sleeping liberals.
 
2013-01-19 03:09:57 AM
I live in Chicago.

I have never ever seen a bedbug.

I'm serious.
 
2013-01-19 03:14:35 AM
I've lived in four, twenty-three, and thirty-nine. I've never seen a bedbug.

I feel itchy, though.
 
2013-01-19 03:19:36 AM
{ctrl+c "cities I've lived in/visited} Oh thank God.
 
2013-01-19 03:21:48 AM

TheDeathMerchant: I live in Chicago.

I have never ever seen a bedbug.

I'm serious.


NO ONE
is EVER ALLOWED in my house again
EVER

just what I need is some ASSHOLE with bedbugs to be too embarrassed to say anything and then track them into my house
farkKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
 
2013-01-19 03:21:57 AM
Had a bad bedbug problem in my West Hollywood apartment. Though I guess that's what happens when you treat a two bedroom like a youth hostile. Thankfully the bed bugs didn't follow when I moved out.
 
2013-01-19 03:25:25 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Actually, it's the top 50 cities, and I'm pleased that I live in none of them.


SN1987a goes boom: {ctrl+c "cities I've lived in/visited} Oh thank God.


What rocks have you been living under? I have lived in at least four of those in the top 30, and visited maybe half of the others.

I'm shocked that Vegas is so low.

/never had bedbugs, never will... the key is to throw out old pillows, and never buy from thrift shops
 
2013-01-19 03:31:05 AM

TheDeathMerchant: I live in Chicago.

I have never ever seen a bedbug.

I'm serious.


Well most people haven't.
Before this recent epidemic, most people thought they didn't exist.
 
2013-01-19 03:37:48 AM
Wow, a list of something bad and Philadelphia's not on it. This is a proud day.
 
2013-01-19 03:45:33 AM

owlie: Wow, a list of something bad and Philadelphia's not on it. This is a proud day.


Philly is number 51.....
 
2013-01-19 03:47:57 AM
i use alcohol to control bed bugs. and only for that purpose alone.
 
2013-01-19 03:51:24 AM

Insurgent: i use alcohol to control bed bugs. and only for that purpose alone.


BS. We all know you get them drunk to take advantage of them. How many bastard bedbug babies do you have?
 
2013-01-19 03:51:57 AM
I live in 2 of the places on that list, and still, I have never seen a bedbug in my entire pretty much long life.
 
2013-01-19 04:00:59 AM

owlie: Wow, a list of something bad and Philadelphia's not on it. This is a proud day.


Ditto...New Orleans. We usually rank in any study denoting anything bad.

/briefly lived in Philly
 
2013-01-19 04:05:27 AM

HotWingAgenda: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Actually, it's the top 50 cities, and I'm pleased that I live in none of them.

SN1987a goes boom: {ctrl+c "cities I've lived in/visited} Oh thank God.

What rocks have you been living under? I have lived in at least four of those in the top 30, and visited maybe half of the others.

I'm shocked that Vegas is so low.

/never had bedbugs, never will... the key is to throw out old pillows, and never buy from thrift shops


Kansas City and Austin.
 
2013-01-19 04:07:40 AM
Never rent an apartment in Edmonton, AB. That's all I gotta say.

//We've also got an STD and cocaine problem.
///It's a classy city.
 
2013-01-19 04:17:07 AM

HotWingAgenda: Insurgent: i use alcohol to control bed bugs. and only for that purpose alone.

BS. We all know you get them drunk to take advantage of them. How many bastard bedbug babies do you have?


i tried to get them drunk once but they told me i drink too much and it was a turn-off. sigh
 
2013-01-19 04:20:03 AM

owlie: Wow, a list of something bad and Philadelphia's not on it. This is a proud day.


www.defectivegeeks.com

Oh Happy Day!
 
2013-01-19 04:34:40 AM
Ugh. This is the reason there is not a single upholstered chair left in any public area on my campus. They found bedbugs in one seating area in one building, and Whoosh. Gone within a week.

Not at all complaining, mind. Brrr.
 
2013-01-19 04:34:46 AM

HotWingAgenda: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Actually, it's the top 50 cities, and I'm pleased that I live in none of them.

SN1987a goes boom: {ctrl+c "cities I've lived in/visited} Oh thank God.

What rocks have you been living under? I have lived in at least four of those in the top 30, and visited maybe half of the others.

I'm shocked that Vegas is so low.

/never had bedbugs, never will... the key is to throw out old pillows, and never buy from thrift shops


That's because in Vegas they just burn the sheets.
 
2013-01-19 04:36:03 AM
you've never seen them because they're tiny
 
2013-01-19 05:02:01 AM
Fark this thread

/I'll be back
 
2013-01-19 05:03:04 AM

ModernLuddite: Never rent an apartment in Edmonton, AB. That's all I gotta say.

//We've also got an STD and cocaine problem.
///It's a classy city.


its almost as classy as fort mac!
 
2013-01-19 05:08:15 AM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Avoid staying in Chicago at all costs

seems like good advice in general.


Absolutely.
 
2013-01-19 05:10:49 AM

FDR Jones: you've never seen them because they're tiny


No. You can see them and the literal shiat they leave behind.

The key is knowing where they are coming from and taking the proper actions. I know this because it happened to me. It turns out the were crawling in to the laundry basket from the laundry room. Only a few at a time. They were not coming in through the wall via baseboards, outlets and whatnot. If that was the case, then yes, it would have been worse.
Also, do not give into media hype. It's not that bad and I live in the #4 city.
 
2013-01-19 05:26:50 AM
I live in cincinnati. They aren't that bad. I have none in my house, and have seen 1 ever.
 
2013-01-19 06:09:43 AM
So what? Ya get bit by a bedbug! ZOMG. Big deal. Spider, gnat, flea, chigger, mosquito...you're gonna get bit by something. What's this freakish paranoia with bebugs? And oh yeah, how are those gamma rays treatin ya?

/Yeah,I know your footlong is only 11 inches.
 
2013-01-19 06:10:05 AM
what an official sounding list.... (sarcastic).

All it really shows is what city Orkin has the most business going. Maybe in another city, they don't use Orkin, or maybe they don't use anybody..
 
2013-01-19 06:19:26 AM
It finally happened. A list of cities with a negative attribute and not a Florida city to be found in the top 20. As a Floridian I can say this is my proudest moment.
 
2013-01-19 06:26:55 AM
Farking bed bugs. I dealt with them one time a couple years ago. It took me a week of getting bit in my sleep to realize what the fark was causing it.

This wasn't in any city but rather out in the country where there were more cows than people.
 
2013-01-19 06:39:56 AM
I had never experienced bedbugs until late last year. It was on a trip to Washington DC, and I stayed in a very cheap hotel. You could tell that this was not a place you should stay in, but it was late and I didnt have much of a choice (other than sleep in the car).

From Chicago - no experience with them before so didnt think I should check the bed for signs.

Got bit up and had an allergic reaction.

Always always always check for signs before sleeping in a strange place. Its not hard to tell.
 
2013-01-19 07:00:58 AM
You think bedbugs are bad? Better pray you never have to deal with a Painis Cupcake.

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He will eat you.
 
2013-01-19 07:35:35 AM
Kansas City was not on the list...

WE WIN!
 
2013-01-19 07:41:28 AM

FatalDischarge: FDR Jones: you've never seen them because they're tiny

No. You can see them and the literal shiat they leave behind.

The key is knowing where they are coming from and taking the proper actions. I know this because it happened to me. It turns out the were crawling in to the laundry basket from the laundry room. Only a few at a time. They were not coming in through the wall via baseboards, outlets and whatnot. If that was the case, then yes, it would have been worse.
Also, do not give into media hype. It's not that bad and I live in the #4 city.


In my last apartment building, the apartment next door had a steady flux of temporary residents. I flipped when I found bedbugs in my sheets. Took all the steps to get rid of them (washing EVERYTHING, getting everything sprayed by the exterminator). I was lucky; they never got into my furniture, so it didn't have to be replaced. The exterminator told me the neighbors had done nothing to prepare for the spraying, and there were smashed bedbugs everywhere on the walls. I kept everything wrapped up in bags or stored in lidded plastic bins until I moved out a couple months later. Seemed like forever. Thank God they didn't follow me; even the though of them now gives me the willies.

/Hey, why are there flecks of blood on my pillows and sheets?
 
2013-01-19 07:44:56 AM
As someone typing from a hotel room in Chicago, I am NOT getting a kick...
 
2013-01-19 07:58:27 AM
Surprised Vegas isn't higher up.
 
2013-01-19 08:28:01 AM
I got the little motherfarkers while livin in SF.
 
2013-01-19 08:34:28 AM

FatalDischarge: FDR Jones: you've never seen them because they're tiny

No. You can see them and the literal shiat they leave behind.

The key is knowing where they are coming from and taking the proper actions. I know this because it happened to me. It turns out the were crawling in to the laundry basket from the laundry room. Only a few at a time. They were not coming in through the wall via baseboards, outlets and whatnot. If that was the case, then yes, it would have been worse.
Also, do not give into media hype. It's not that bad and I live in the #4 city.


This is media hype?
 
2013-01-19 09:33:13 AM
I am surprised D.C. isn't number one...don't they bug every room there?
 
2013-01-19 10:45:23 AM
I lived in DC for 5 years. When I first moved there I lived in downtown Fairfax. shiat hole apartments, Layton Hall. Anyways, while living there we had roaches, bed bugs, a mold covered ceiling, gang-members looking for prior residences and all other sorts of fun things.

Got rid of the roaches with boric acid...it works, 100%, every time. When we broke our lease after living there for 3 months we tossed a recliner and our mattress, all the other furniture went with us, on the way out the door I had a bucket with a borax/water mixture that I wiped everything down with. We didn't have any recurrence of roaches or bedbugs at the next place in Chantilly.

/CSB
//Boric acid works, they can't gain immunity to it, and it doesn't hurt humans.
 
2013-01-19 11:15:41 AM
In before anyone says "DDT is the only way":

Bedbugs have been DDT resistant since the 1940s
 
2013-01-19 11:40:14 AM
I had a bedbug infestation while living in university housing in Scotland. They had pest control come twice, to spray my sub-200 sq ft room. It didn't seem to do much of anything, there were still tons of them. They did say I had the worst infestation they had ever come across...lucky me.

Anyway, I decided to take matters into my own hands, as the University wouldn't let me change rooms longer than it took the spray to dissipate. I did a little research and purchased pyrethin spray and powder. This is a natural chemical extracted from chrysanthemum flowers.

I didn't buy it because it was natural, I could care less, but the information I found indicated it worked really well. Before I sprayed my entire room with the stuff, I wanted to make sure it worked. So I turned off the lights in my room for about 30 min, went back in, and found a bedbug on my wall. Sprayed that fuker one time, and it died instantly.

Anyway, it took one application with the powder being spread along the floor at the base of each wall, and the spray being used everywhere else. Never saw them again, and since I lived there for another 2.5 months afterwards, I think I can say that I wiped them out.

This wasn't the brand, but it's the same thing.

http://www.bedbugsupply.com/jt-eaton-kills-bed-bugs-spray.html

/You're welcome
 
2013-01-19 11:45:23 AM
Chicago?
Open the windows this week and let the Global Warming do 'em.

I live in Minneapolis. When I travel, I leave my suitcase in the trunk for a few days. Works winter and summer.
 
2013-01-19 11:54:22 AM

Johnsnownw: I did a little research and purchased pyrethin spray and powder. This is a natural chemical extracted from chrysanthemum flowers.

Pyrethin works great on insects, one of the most effective and long-lasting ways to eliminate infestations.

If you have cats or fish (and to a lesser extent, dogs), avoid Pyrethrin & pyrethroids, or utilize extreme caution when and where you use it, it is toxic. As in, dead pets.

It's not clear whether these insecticides have long term effects in humans, some studies suggest they are neurotoxic in all mammals. Toxicity symptoms in humans include respiratory issues, headache, nausea, incoordination, tremors, convulsions, facial flushing and swelling, and burning and itching sensations. There are suggestions that exposure, especially to unborn infants, lowers IQ.
 
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