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  • Bed Bugs

    11 posts, 10 voices, 1010 views, started Oct 6, 2010

    Posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 by Cmrobert

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    • Garnett
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      This information was sent to me. It may worth while heeding.  I have copied and pasted here from the original email.

      A bit of information that you might like to know about. We
      have friends here in our community and one of their sons is an entomologist(insect expert), and has been telling them that there is an epidemic of bed bugs now occuring in
      America. Recently I have heard on the news that several stores in NYC have had to close due to bed bug
      problems, as well as a complete mall in New Jersey.  

      He says that since much of our clothing, sheets, towels,
      etc. now comes from companies outside of America, (sad but true), even the most expensive stores sell foreign clothing. The bed bugs are coming in on the clothing as these countries do not consider them a problem. He recommends that if you buy any new clothing,
      even underware and socks, sheets, towels, etc. that you bring them into the house and put them in your clothes
      dryer for at least 20 minutes. The heat will kill them and their eggs. DO NOT PURCHASE CLOTHES AND HANG THEM IN THE CLOSET FIRST. It does not matter what the price range is of the clothing, or if the outfit comes from the most expensive store known in the U.S. They still get shipments
      from these countries and the bugs can come in a box of scarves or anything else for that matter. That is the reason why so many stores, many of them clothing stores have had to shut down in NYC and other places. All you need is to bring one item into the house that has bugs or eggs and you will go to hell and back trying to get rid of them. He travels all over the country as an advisor to many of these stores, as prevention and after they have the
      problem.



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          Max0125 wrote Oct 6, 2010
        • Thanks for sharing! I always wash any new clothes or sheets as soon as I bring them home. I once worked in a retail clothing store and had to quit since the clothing was covered in pesticides and I was reacting to it. Also, if the clothing item shrinks or really fades after one wash, you generally can return it, if you do not wait too long after buying it.



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          Lori Logan wrote Oct 6, 2010
        • Oh my GOODNESS!  I was wondering why this was in the news so much!  ewwww.. really  tongue out



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          Angelcart wrote Oct 6, 2010
        • Ewwww.....I have been hearing about this in the news a lot lately.tongue out



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          Rose Nino wrote Oct 6, 2010
        • Yuck! Thanks for the info. I wash brand new items but I must admit, I have been known to purchase something and hang it in the closet with tags still attached. Now, I’m going to be more aware and not even hang it in my closet.

          Thanks again.  

          estatic



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          Kyah wrote Oct 6, 2010
        • Here’s an addition to the email just put the usual http stuff and the www. before the link:

          snopes.com/inboxer/household/bedbugs.asp



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          Thecolourgurl wrote Oct 6, 2010
        • Great information!!  I have been telling my clients the same thing.  I am so paranoid, I went out last weekend and when I got home I sure did head straight to the basement, stripped down to sheer buck nakedness and put everything I had on (including my boots) in the dryer.



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          Allinet48 wrote Oct 6, 2010
        • Interesting. Never made the connection between foreign countries, bed bugs and clothing. Now I itch all over.worried



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          Denise Richardson wrote Oct 10, 2010
        • Yes I have been well aware of the bed bug epidemic thank goodness I haven’t been a victim of them and hope I never encounter them, thanks for the update on the clothing and the dryer technique it will help.happy



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          Kyah wrote Oct 10, 2010
        • I’ve heard of the stink bug problem, but to be honest, bed bugs creep me out a lot more. Makes me not want to sit next to people on the bus and train, and eyeball everything bought with a major focus looking for anything odd. I tend to buy a lot of things online and as soon as it gets here, if it’s not in plastic, it gets washed immediately. If it’s in plastic, I look for ‘spots and dots’ in the creases and seams.



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