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(AZ Family)   Don't you hate it when you buy a mattress and later discover a mattress inside the mattress? And bedbugs inside the mattress inside the mattress?   (azfamily.com) divider line 16
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2014-02-11 09:41:43 AM  
3 votes:

NickelP: something about this sounds off. how the hell do you get an exterminator to rush over at 3am for bed bugs? also why does he bring a video camera?

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            If she calls you at 3 am, you head on over, and you bring a video camera.
2014-02-11 02:54:04 PM  
1 votes:
Used mattresses = bedbugs

As a property manager I see this time and time again.

To the person that offered a million dollars for a way to kill bedbugs.   You can make out your check to wgb423 or my first name "cash".

Ways to kill bedbugs without chemicals
1)  Steam  (time consuming)
2)  Extreme heat (very difficult)
3) Extreme cold (works for cars - leave the windows open at night)

Ways to trap bedbugs
1) Put dry ice in a dog food bowl under each leg of bed and grease legs of bed with Vaseline
2) Mattress bag

/doubters run the googletubes
//ALWAYS check your "new" mattress before letting them move it in your house or apt.
Ant
2014-02-11 10:52:13 AM  
1 votes:

Ker_Thwap: NickelP: something about this sounds off. how the hell do you get an exterminator to rush over at 3am for bed bugs? also why does he bring a video camera?

A lot of contractors will bring a video camera.  Helpful when people don't pay them.   3 a.m.?  That does seem unlikely.


I have an HD video camera in my pocket right now. Seriously. It's called a farking smartphone. Why does this seem so unbelievable to anyone?
Ant
2014-02-11 10:49:58 AM  
1 votes:

NickelP: something about this sounds off. how the hell do you get an exterminator to rush over at 3am for bed bugs? also why does he bring a video camera?


I bring a video camera with me wherever I go. Don't you?
2014-02-11 10:35:22 AM  
1 votes:

danielscissorhands: PaLarkin: Some have asked why the mattress in the video is bigger than a twin mattress.  It's simple.  She boght the twin mattresses for the kids.  The big mattress in the video was hers.

Bedbugs were virtually unknown in the US for years.  There is a means to kill them.  It's called DDT.

It only wiped out the passenger pigeon, how harmful could it be?

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The passenger pigeon was extinct in 1914.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passenger_Pigeon

DDT was first made in 1874, but wasn't known to be an insecticide until 1939.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT

There's no reason why it couldn't be used today for killing the bugs that nothing else will easily kill, such as bedbugs, but banned from being used by farmers to spray hundreds of acres.
2014-02-11 10:27:58 AM  
1 votes:

hobnail: danielscissorhands:

Bedbugs were virtually unknown in the US for years.  There is a means to kill them.  It's called DDT.

It only wiped out the passenger pigeon, how harmful could it be?

LOLWUT


You're right, it was also due to hunting. Or have you never heard of the passenger pigeon?

The stupidity on Fark today is just amazing.
2014-02-11 10:10:46 AM  
1 votes:

CivicMindedFive: Get a memory foam mattress.  Seriously.  You can get one from Costco or even Amazon.


I'm shopping for one now. From what I have figured out the major brands are rip offs. I'm looking into some of those companies that send you the foam pieces and you assemble. At least I will know what is in the mattress.

Also the best way to avoid the hard sell at a mattress store is to bring a 4 year old with you.
2014-02-11 09:55:45 AM  
1 votes:
This is one reason we gave up beds entirely last year. Mattress places are worse than used car places, and for something even a little comfortable the prices are insane. For less than $200 we built a stand and bought a hammock large enough for two (stretched out it's a little shorter and a lot wider than a king bed, but empty it only has about a 2' footprint). Haven't woken up with a sore back since, and yes everything that can be done in a bed can be done in a hammock. Some things that CAN'T be done (at least not easily) in a bed can also be done in a hammock.

Honest, it has nothing to do with any hipstery/hippy stuff -- just tried sleeping in a hammock one night when we were thinking about hammock camping at some point, and woke up after ~4 hours feeling better than I ever have in my life, then attempted to sleep in bed again the next night and woke up after 8 hours feeling like I'd been beaten and hadn't slept at all... and then Mr. safeforwork had the same experience. We immediately went shopping for a two person hammock. Within the month the whole family had switched.

/still haven't gone camping
2014-02-11 09:52:11 AM  
1 votes:
My apt complex got the bedbugs a while back, including my apt. Those things are the worst. Roaches/ants can be sprayed and poisoned with bait. Rats/mice can be killed with traps. The only way to really get bedbugs is too cook (heat to above 120 degF) your house/apt for a couple days. Those farkers hide all over the place and are seriously crafty bastards.

The first person to make a legitimate trap or bait that works on bedbugs is a multimillionaire.
2014-02-11 09:26:13 AM  
1 votes:
And THIS is why you don't by mattresses off the hand drawn signs next to the highway offramp.

"queen mattress new in plastic"
2014-02-11 09:17:40 AM  
1 votes:
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That's the full thing.

Can I interest any of you in a mattress?
2014-02-11 09:11:57 AM  
1 votes:
Not uncommon at all. In fact this happens all the time. Google it. Better yet, drive around in poorer urban neighborhoods. You'll see a lot of liquor stores, check cashing joints and...you guessed it, mattress stores. Just little storefront places that 'make' mattresses right there on site. These places are infamous for 'recycling' old mattresses.
2014-02-11 09:08:45 AM  
1 votes:
FTA: She paid $178.00 for two mattresses, which also came with a 3 month warranty.


I don't care if it is a single, that is way too cheap for a new mattress and should have been a big clue to the buyer.
2014-02-11 09:03:41 AM  
1 votes:
If you think mattress store people are trustworthy, I have some land in Florida I'd like to sell you, that is absolutely NOT above a sinkhole!

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2014-02-11 07:52:01 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-02-11 07:46:00 AM  
1 votes:
something about this sounds off. how the hell do you get an exterminator to rush over at 3am for bed bugs? also why does he bring a video camera?
 
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