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Old 08-31-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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Bed Bugs Anyone

I have just recently gone through a horrendous ordeal with bed bugs. I didn't even know that they were real! We ended up having to move and not bring any of our furniture with us, this is after 7 exterminations and they were still there. I have a roommate and they didn't bother him at all, but I got bit up like crazy. I have never been so itchy in my life. One night I counted over one hundred bite on my body from head to toe. I have had them on my face and the bottom of my feet! After I started noticing these red itchy welts on my body I went to the doctor. He told me I had Lupus! Shows how much doctors know. So I went to a dermotologist who told me I was allergic to myself and it would go away in 2 years or else I would just have to deal with it for the rest of my life. What a nice diagnosis. At that point I decided to try and figure it out myself and realized it was bed bugs. I have heard that bed bugs are making a huge comeback in the U.S. and was curious if any one else has experienced this. Although I hope you have not as this is one of the worst experiences in my life.

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Old 08-31-2007, 04:34 PM   #2
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Good thing this isn't a singles site

There's alot of info on the web regarding your bed bug issue.

http://www.bed-bug.org/
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:57 PM   #3
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I read somewhere that bed bugs, just like tuberculosis,
are making a comeback in America.

Wonderful.
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Old 08-31-2007, 06:47 PM   #4
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Yes they have made a huge come back they can even be found in the best hotels as they will hide in your suitcase and travel along from place to place even back to your house.
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:44 PM   #5
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I have a paranoia about picking up bed bugs at a hotel. I heard they are very invasive and difficult to get rid of. I also heard you should not pick up used furniture (off the curb) or buy goods at yard sales because you could unknowingly bring them into your home.
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:04 PM   #6
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Check out this site it worked for me and read my post in the chiggers thread. naturalginesis.com
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:15 PM   #7
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Man, this is making my skin crawl.

We had a bad experience at a lodge in Vancouver...long story short, hunters had roomed there dogs in the room a day prior, bugs and a few ticks when we woke up. Uncle ended up with the red bulls eyes all over, ended up being lymes disease. NOT fun.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:29 PM   #8
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I honestly with all of my heart hope that none of you have to ever experience this problem. I now have scars all over my arms and legs from this little nasty bugs sucking my blood. We think that we got them from a child that I babysat for a week. His parents traveled a lot especially to Las Vegas and they (the bugs) arrived shortly after this kids visit to my house. So that adheres to the hotel being a breeding gound theory. Not only does it gross you out and make you itch but it has cost a awful lot of money as well. We had to replace mattresses and all of our furniture. Just an absolute nightmare.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:13 PM   #9
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Check out this site it worked for me and read my post in the chiggers thread. naturalginesis.com
jp, that link takes me back to the DC home page.

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Old 09-04-2007, 09:18 PM   #10
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This makes me very nervous.I fight every Spring with one hungry spider that leaves welts the size of baseballs. Gotta love living in the country! I've read that the increase of bedbugs is due to the hopeful decrease of the DDT. I know it's terrible to deal with the bugs, worse then lice. I have a friend the flips and checks under every mattress in their hotel rooms. I've also read that keeping your baggage closed and off the floor will help prevent the spread of the little buggers!
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