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Bed Bugs | Fire Official: Bed Bugs Found In Detroit EMS Rig

Detroit – A Detroit fire official says an emergency medical services unit is being disinfected after bed bugs were found in an ambulance.Chief Dale Bradley said Wednesday that the fumigation of an EMS unit attached to Engine Company 54 represents a precautionary move.WXYZ-TV first reported about the pest discovery. The station says that the word “Don’t Enter, Bed Bugs, Toxic,” was written on the    .. more …

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Bed Bugs | Bed Bugs Are Parasites And Live Off Of Us

PHOENIX, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Three Ways Bed Bugs Are Bad for Your Health When most people hear the words “bed bugs,” they start to squirm a little and think, do I feel something crawling on me? And then the imaginary itching starts. We won’t lie to you: There’s nothing pretty about bed bugs. But with the increased news coverage they’ve received of late in Phoenix, we thought we might shed    .. more …

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Bed Bugs | Question About Bed Bugs?

I read an article about a tv star whos $13,000 a month condo was ifested with bed bugs and it freaked me out. So of cource I went and inspected my bed all over and under box spring, and thank goodness none. Can vaccuming your matress,couches,and washing sheets plus bed skirts frequently help from getting them?Awhile back my daughter had welts on her body everymorning for a couple of days and was concerned but it was due to a mild reaction to a immunization shot she had received and she hasn’t had welts since but im always on the look out know because of the article.

THE BED BUGS ARE SOMEWHAT (Bedbug 4 mm length 2.5 mm width) MICROSCOPIC IF SMALL IN SIZE……..YOU CAN NOT SEE THEM VERY WELL WITH THE NAKED EYE, BUT: A common misconception is that they are not visible to the naked eye, but adults grow to 4 to 5 mm (one-eighth to three-sixteenths of an inch) in length and do not move quickly enough to escape the notice of an attentive observer. ……Bedbugs (or bed bugs) are small nocturnal insects of the family Cimicidae that live by hematophagy, feeding on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedbug (More Info here) *Bed Bugs*( LIVE ON DEAD SKIN IN THE BEDDING )……ALSO……SCABIES LIVE UNDER THE SKIN….AND ITCH LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW ! (COVER YOUR *MATTRESSES*, * VACUUM MATTRESS & BOX SPRING AS WELL * PLACE IN PLASTIC*…..AND BE CAREFUL OF STUFFED ANIMALS FROM OTHER CHILDREN TOO, AND YOUR CHILDREN LAYING ON OTHER PEOPLES CARPETS….)Use a HOT Wash & HOT Dryer…………….Lice, scabies, bed bugs and other delights… Just the mention of any one of these usually starts everyone in the room scratching. Just the thought of creepy crawlies under your skin, in your hair or in your bed may make you feel like throwing out your clothes and bed clothes and disinfecting the house. But rest easy!A common question in doctors’ surgeries is “how on earth could I have got that?” The answer is simple, scabies, lice and bed bugs are common and can affect people from all walks of life. The good news is that they are easily treated and do not require any drastic measures to eradicate them from your house.*Bed bugs*Bed bugs live in cracks and crevices in furniture or walls near where people sleep. Bed frames and mattress seams are popular with the bugs because they allow them easy access to food in the form of human blood. Tell tale signs of infestation include brown or black spots of excrement about the size of a large pinhead near cracks and crevices such as on bedheads. People are usually bitten while asleep at night and again develop ‘hives’. If you suspect that your house is infested with bed bugs, again the best person to contact is your local environmental health officer. They dismantle any items that they suspect are infested to see how bad the infestation is and then can treat the whole room by spraying with an insecticide. ALSO: Self-treatmentSome individuals have had success conducting their own exterminations by preparing an insecticide mixture of pyrethrins and fresh-water diatomaceous earth. At least one manufacturer produces a household insecticide D-20 with only .2% naturally derived pyrethrins and 1.0% Piperonyl Butoxide, which magnifies the pyrethrin’s effectivenes by 10 times. Natural pyrethrins are more expensive than many alternatives. The function of the pyrethrins is to stimulate the nervous system of the bugs so that the spasms will allow the diatomaceous earth to desiccate, puncture, and kill the bugs through mechanical action. Great care should be taken not to use products with salt-water diatomaceous earth or heat-treated diatomaceous earth (the common industrial forms), which can damage the lungs of any mammal (dogs, cats, or humans) which inhale it (due to its extreme sharp crystalline edges), and has also been known to cause cancer. Fresh-water diatomaceous earth, however, is commonly used to deworm cats, dogs, and humans, and is considered as safe as table salt. What is sold as food-grade diatomite generally contains very low percentages of crystalline silica.Others have used fruit and vegetable insecticides, comprised of a mixture of pyrethins and canola oil, which are usually safe for humans and most pets (aside from fish).Proper exposure to extreme heat and cold is the most effective means of healthfully treating bedbug infestations. While mattresses generally need replacement because of their nearly unpenitrable thickness; sealing belongings in black plastic bags and leaving them in the boiler room or on a hot rooftop for several days is very successful in killing bedbugs and their eggs. Bedbugs, in fact, are very sensitive to extreme temperatures if left 2-3 days. Adding dry ice to bagged goods suffocates living bedbugs, but does not harm eggs.In addition, since bedbugs normally disperse, treatment of a bed or mattress is insufficient to eradicate an infestation.*Scabies*Scabies is caused by a mite. The female mites burrow under the skin and lay eggs daily. These hatch after a few days, more mites appear and the infection then spreads around the skin’s surface. Affected patients complain of a persistent itch. This is usually worse at night or after a hot bath. Many people do not develop any rash but you may get blisters or irritated skin between the fingers, on the wrists and on the penis in the male. The itch is actually due to an allergic reaction to the mite.You catch scabies by skin contact, eg. holding hands with someone who already has the infection. It is now thought that you cannot catch it from clothes or bed linen. There are several types of lotion which can be used to treat scabies. Your GP will advise you on the one which is most suitable in your case. However, there are a few instructions which are common to all treatments.The lotion must be applied to the whole of the body, sparing the face and neck in adults but paying particular attention to the finger webs, behind the ears and the genitalia. Painting on the lotion with a 2″ paint brush provides the best cover. If the hands are washed, re-treat them immediately. The lotion should be left on for 12-24 hours depending on the type. A single treatment is usually effective. You may still itch for up to a month after treatment but this doesn’t mean that the treatment has not worked. Much of the itchiness is due to an allergic reaction to components of the scabies mite. You will continue to itch until all of the dead mites have been shed from your skin. This can take up to a month. It is important that all family members, close contacts and sexual partners should be treated at the same time even if they have no symptoms.The day after the treatment you are no longer infective and children can return to school and adults to work, etc. Clothes and bed clothes just need an ordinary HOT wash.

Yes frequently washing your sheets in hot water will help get rid or not have any bed bugs. Also keeping dusting and vacuuming will help as well. I would also suggest showering before sleeping at night to get rid of any dirt that may get on the bed.

If you are talking about dust mites, they are everywhere in your home, especially in your bed and pillow, carpet, couches/chairs. There’s nothing you can do to eliminate them, but you can put protective plastics on your pillows and mattress to help minimize them.

Learned about it on Oprah, Dr. Oz says that even Oprah has dust mites in her bed.

Of course cleaning does a lot of wonders…people who travel a lot can bring those ugly looking bugs to their home…we have to be extra careful when we stay in motels…or simply by buying old furniture cause they seem to travel there too…eeewww! just by talking about them make me itch…so, i know what you mean…

You can have to have some bug in you life or you will get sick. But you can vaccum you bed I do and couch and wash your beding. I do beding every other day ,bed and couches and mattress about three time a week. But we have to have some bug because the help us stay healthy so please don’t go crazy about it .

Just wash your sheets. Maybe use bleach too now that they make color bleach….seeing as how bleach is an alkyl halide can be quite toxic when an acid displaces the alkyl group. Anyways yea I think anything beyond that is a bit too much and probably won’t help…like vacuuming….you would have to have some industrial strength suction and hope that the bug’s exoskeleton doesn’t have like stickiness binding to the sheets so it can like hang on…. haha…..at least in the wash you drown it.

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Bed Bugs | Bed Bugs??

no i don’t have bed bugs..but how do you prevent them?? what causes them?

Bed bugs are small, brownish, flattened insects that feed solely on the blood of animals. The common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, is the species most adapted to living with humans. It has done so since ancient times.They are sometimes mistaken for ticks or cockroaches.It often seems that bed bugs arise from nowhere. The bugs are efficient hitchhikers and are usually transported in on luggage, clothing, beds, furniture, etc. Outbreaks can often be traced to travel, especially in countries or cities where bed bugs are common. This is a particular problem for hotels, motels, and apartments, where turnover of occupants is constant. Bed bugs are small, cryptic and agile, escaping detection after crawling into suitcases, boxes, and belongings. The eggs are almost impossible to see when laid on most surfaces. Use of secondhand beds, couches, and furniture is another way that the bugs are transported into previously non-infested dwellings. Bed bugs are challenging pests to control. They hide in many tiny places, so inspections and treatments must be very thorough. In most cases, it will be prudent to enlist the services of a professional pest control firm. Experienced companies know where to look for bed bugs, and have an assortment of management tools at their disposal. Owners and occupants will need to assist the professional in important ways. Affording access for inspection and treatment is essential, and excess clutter should be removed. In some cases, infested mattresses and box springs will need to be discarded. Since bed bugs can disperse throughout a building, it also may be necessary to inspect adjoining rooms and apartments. Reducing clutter is a necessity. Belongings strewn about rooms afford many places for bed bugs to hide, and impedes inspection and treatment. Infested bedding and garments will need to be bagged and laundered (120F minimum), or discarded since these items cannot be treated with insecticides. Items that cannot be laundered can sometimes be de-infested by heating for several minutes in a clothes dryer. Other items can be wrapped in plastic and placed in a hot, sunny location for at least a few days (the 120F minimum target temperature should be monitored in the centermost location with a thermometer). Bedbugs also succumb to cold temperatures below 32 F, but the chilling period must be maintained for at least two weeks. Attempts to rid an entire home or apartment of bed bugs by raising or lowering the thermostat will be entirely unsuccessful. Most housecleaning measures are of little benefit in bed bug management. Site-specific vacuuming, however, can help remove some of the bugs before treatment with insecticides. Bed bugs (especially the eggs) can be difficult to dislodge. Optimum results will be achieved by moving and scraping the end of the suction wand along infested areas such as seams, tufts and edges of bedding, and the perimeter edge of wall-to-wall carpets. Afterward, dispose of the vacuum contents in a sealed trash bag. Steam cleaning of carpets may be helpful for killing bugs and eggs that vacuuming may have missed. While the former measures are helpful, insecticides are important for bed bug elimination. Pest control professionals treat using a variety of low-odor sprays, dusts, and aerosols. (Baits designed to control ants and cockroaches are ineffective). Application entails treating all areas where the bugs are discovered, or tend to crawl or hide. Some bed bug species are parasites of bats or birds, and may bite people if the wild hosts are no longer available. If bat bugs or bird bugs are involved, roosting and nesting sites should also be treated and the animals excluded from the building.

Head lice is bed begs!!!

Keep your bed clean and wash your sheets. They’re there for skin cells.

Bed bugs are little mites live in your bed and eat the skin that falls off you to prevent them just wash your bed sheets once a week and spray it with an air freshner

Put a whole bunch of spiders or june bugs in your bed that should get ride of the bed bugs

Lice and ticks were considered bed bugs. Orginally people had straw beds and bugs would live in the straw. They would say sleep tight dont let the bed bugs bite, which simply ment to wrap your covers snuggly to provent bugs from getting in. If you dont have a straw bed, dont worry about them, unless you have an animial that sleeps on your bed(Dog, Cat, Duck…) in which case remove the animial or live with it.

People carry them on clothing, in suitcases and stuff. Places that have a lot of people in and out have been having a high incidence lately. They are on the rise. Places where they are likely, hotels, especially lower end hotels, college dorms, anywhere where quite a few people sleep and are in and out. they come out at night to feed and many times you don’t feel them eating you, then in the AM you see little red welts on you. Little red spots where they were eating.

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Bed Bugs | Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

i have 2 parakeets and i have been told that they come from parakeets. today i saw 3 bed bugs on my bed! do they really come from parakeets? what can i do to get rid of the bed bugs? thanks!Bed bug infestations can start from various sources. One of the most common forms of infestation is through contacts with infested furniture in hotels, motels, and other places of temporary accommodation. In    .. more …

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Bed Bugs | Are These Bed Bug Bites .. Again?

A while ago I asked how to get rid of them after it was confirmed we had them. For that, I slept in the Living room for about a week, and there was a spray especially for bed bugs we used? We took apart my entire bed and stood it against the wall when the room was sprayed.. And so on.I’ve started sleeping in my room again a couple nights ago. Although this morning I’ve noticed a bump on my knee    .. more …

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Bed Bugs | To The Cold, Bed Bugs Say 'Bite Me'

Controlling bed bug infestations by freezing the pests may not be as effective as once thought, a new study suggests.Researchers found the blood-sucking pests have a high cold tolerance, but they will eventually succumb to the cold after several days of exposure. To survive in cold environments, the bugs use “freeze-intolerant” strategies, such as lowering the freezing point of their bodily    .. more …

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Bed Bugs | What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

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I think I have bed bugs because I always wake up in the middle of the night with bumps on my skin and during the day, they itch really bad. It’s horrible. Please help me.I would first try hiring a professional exterminator. However, sometimes even an exterminator cannot get rid of bed bugs. If the exterminator fails or if you cannot afford an exterminator, you can get rid of the bed bugs    .. more …

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Bed Bugs | Here's Why Bed Bugs Are So Hard To Get Rid Of

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Click for sound. Just three years ago, New York City residents suffered through a major bed bug crisis . Bed bugs, also known as Cimex lectularius , are small parasitic insects that feed on human    .. more …

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Bed Bugs | Bed Bugs Mar Papillion-La Vista Outdoor Education Program, My Cleaning Products Offers Help With Complimentary …

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Omaha, NE (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 Bed bugs crashed an outdoor education program by the Papillion-La Vista school district. Because of it, a report from wowt.com said that a warning was issued for the parents. Wanting to also help, My Cleaning Products then suggested a pesticide-exempt product for the treatment. It also announced it was going out samples of it to prove it’s the best product    .. more …

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