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captain is right, bedbugs target humans, they are blood suckers, like fleas. They hide in mattress seams and along baseboards. There are good sprays with cedar oil and lavender or geranium or citronella that repel bugs. Those are preferable to traditional pesticides. Diatomaceous earth is good too, followed by thorough and daily vacuuming of every couch, rug and mattress. Any clothes on the floor must be laundered. Sheets and blankets washed weekly. pillows tossed into the dryer on HIGH for 20 minutes. Shower and shampoo often. A lot of work, but you can win if you are persistent.
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I do believe my mother brought them home from the nursing home she was in a few years ago. I was the only one that had a bad allergic reaction. I ended up spending $400 to treat them and the good thing was the exterminators kept coming back to treat until without additional cost.
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they havent forced the evacuation of indianapolis yet , or cinncinnatti , or cleveland , england ,
germany , australia or israel .
i still would be apprehensive about getting authorities involved tho , most are rich kids too detached from common folk to even understand the world . diotomecious earth fk ' s bedbugs up but you have to use it properly then leave it alone . if your gonna get ocd and vaccum it back up every day your wasting your time . the human hosts are the targets . isolate every bed and chair where a human spends time with the DE . then its a waiting game -- youre the bait . the bugs are going to walk thru the DE to bite you but in doing so theyre gonna die . pestmall online sells great zip up mattress and box spring cover pretty reasonably . before you zip up the mattress toss DE inside the covers . a spray bottle full of wintergreen alcohol kills bugs and eggs on contact for the occasions when you see one . you can wipe them out but it takes a couple of months . DE is just pulverized sea corral . it isnt poisonous and wont hurt humans . if you see bugs or exoskeletons inside of fluffy chairs or couches , burn the furniture . sitting it to the curb is just the wrong thing to do . dont burn expensive beds , theyre easy to protect and treat . DE is dirt cheap on ebay .
bed bugs dont travel far . they only live within about an 8 ft radius of where humans sit and sleep . they aint hangin out in the kitchen is what im sayin .
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No way would I ever get the government involved in a situation where they could force me to move out of my home. The health department doesn't need to have assess to your home. You are inviting disaster. Take care of the problem yourself or find yourself homeless and your kids in a foster home. Pam, no disrespect to you, but where will these people go if there is a forced evacuation? Pam is right. They will force you to move out and could even condemn your home.
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Call the Health Department. They will issue a mandatory evacuation of the premises if there is an infestation. Check her homeowner's insurance about coverage for damage.
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heat kills bedbugs. If they are in the furniture, it won't help, but the bedding and all linens that are washable should be washed and dried in a very hot dryer. check this out too http://bedbugstop.info Diatomaceous Earth Natural Bed Bug Killer. It dehydrates them.
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