7 Things You Should Know About Bed Bugs

- March 20, 2017

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1 in 5 Americans either has had bed bugs, or knows someone who has. And the problem isn’t going away. It’s actually getting a lot worse.

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The History of Bed Bugs


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Bed Bug Exterminators

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Comments (1442)

  • Make your bed kids! It will kill the bugs! Thank me later. NO! THANK ME NOW!

    The World According to Joey - 0 days ago

  • How disgusting. I had them over 2 years ago. My son brought them back in his bag from a church trip. We washed everything in hot water and 60 mins in dryer afterward. We also threw out 2 beds and took everything out of the 2 rooms and sprayed with bedbug sprays all over. We did not go back into the rooms for 1 month. We also sealed the door with tape so none could get out and sprayed the Windows in the room. Some were hiding in the wood when we opened them. After all that finally they were gone.

    Rebecca Martinez - 1 days ago

  • wait so- they aren't gonna give me a disease, and I have a good chance of not reacting to them, why do I need to get rid of them by spending thousands of dollars I don't have? (I don't have bedbugs, just confusion)

    Hazel Hill - 1 days ago

  • Considering the fact that bed bugs can hibernate up to a year, do they survive after a year if they don't have a food source?

    Ender41948 H - 2 days ago

  • How to get rid of bedbugs (on furniture/clothes)
    step 1: put everything in plastic bag(s)
    step 2: vacuum the air out
    step 3: fill with carbon dioxide (preferably from a tank, but dry ice should work?)
    step 4: repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to be extra sure
    step 5: It takes up to 8 hours to kill nymphs and adults and at least 24 hours to kill the eggs, but I would wait a week to be extra sure

    2Awesome - 4 days ago

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