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    fire

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    What did you feel the need to throw away when trying to rid yourself of the bedbugs? Clothes? Furniture?

    I feel itchy just thinking about it.

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    the rug under my bed and curtains next to it. all Ikea, and nothing expensive. the Delta Dust and Phantom would have killed everything, but throwing away was the first thing i did.

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    I'm thinking about buying my first place (probably a condominium), and the thought of one of my new neighbors having bedbugs really worries me. They sound like a nightmare. I'll have to make a note of your solution in case it ever happens to me.

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    go ahead and use delta dust and phantom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    go ahead and use delta dust and phantom.
    I have a touch of OCD when it comes to cleanliness and organization (just shy of needing medication). I'm sure before I move in anywhere new I will strip carpet (if it exists), paint all surfaces, and fumigate or whatever while it's empty before I do anything else.

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    I'm crazy about cleanliness, and it didn't matter. Spray. Seriously. Working at a hospital doesn't help, but spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    I'm crazy about cleanliness, and it didn't matter.
    That's what worries me.

    Let's just say I end up sharing a wall with someone that has them, am I then in danger?

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    Here's my remedy for bedbugs. If you see one, the FIRST time you see it, go and get a strike-anywhere match and a blanket. Then burn your house down and sleep on a park bench.






    OK don't do that. Bu that is how they made me feel. Seriously, Bedbugs are insanely tenacious. It's one of the reasons my wife and I couldn't wait to get out of our apartment. They aren't the end of the world, they just piss you off so bad all the time because they won't. go. away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny.B.Good View Post
    Let's just say I end up sharing a wall with someone that has them, am I then in danger?
    likely yes, but they really don't transfer as readily as the media likes to pretend.

    Eamon is right about the buggers (heh) being tenacious, which is why multiple chemicals and physical barriers are the way to go.

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