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I travel frequently, so bed bugs are always a concern. I learned inadvertently that baby powder (with TALC, not corn starch,etc.) kills the bedbugs! Talc apparently is like diamatacious earth - silkly smooth to you and me, but like shards of glass to those little suckers (pun intended).
I found out after a trip when I found two adult bedbugs, completely flat and dried out next to what looked ilke small blood spots, in my mattress a week or so after returning home from a trip overseas - didn't even know what they were; had to Google it. They were flat and dry because they were cut open by the talc and died! YAY!
Since then, I follow all the usual precautions - don't put luggage on the floor, clean out and wash everything before bringing luggage much past the front door, etc. HOWEVER, I NEVER travel without a light sprinkling of baby powder inside my luggage, and another light sprinkle all around the bed that I roughly rub into the carpet and another sprinkle under the sheet. Never gotten bit, haven't brought any home since.
There seems to be a misconception a/b PPM (professional pest management). First, your "bug guy", in most states requires proper multi-stage licensing (no felonies, background check etc) One primary reason to use a Licensed Professional is proper formulation and DISPOSAL of chemical product. There is evidence suggesting the over/mis use of "do-it yourself" pest products has directly led to the rise of bed bug cases and an increased resistance to chemical products. Disposing of the product is a separate issue, since you CAN NOT dump it down the drain or in a hole in the ground. There are always reasons to use a licensed company/service vs. "do-it your self". In this case, your health and the health of your family is worth the nominal service fee to have it done correctly, but more importantly SAFELY.
"Only a fool represents himself/herself as a client"
THIS ARTICLE IS/WAS PRETTY MUCH WORTHLESS.
RID URSELF OF BEDBUGS. THEY ARE ATTRACTED TO CO2,
CARBON DIOXIDE WHICH WE EXHALE WITH EVERY BREATH.
ACTION: PUT CAKE OR SIMILAR PAN 1/2 FILLED WITH WATER UNDER THE BED OR IN EVERY AREA INFESTED.
PUT A 1/2 BRICK OR SOME SUCH ITEM TO MAKE AN "ISLAND" IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PAN. PUT A CHUNK
OF DRY-ICE (FROZEN CO2) ON THE ISLAND. REPLACE DRY-ICE AS NECESSARY AND DO IT FOR A WEEK. THE LITTLE BASTARDS WILL BE ATTRACTED TO THE CO2 FROM THE DRY-ICE AND CLIMB/JUMP ETC. INTO THE WATER IN THE PAN TO GET TO THE CO2. THEY DROWN. WALA JOB COMPLETE. KEEP DOING IT FOR AWHILE AS THERE MIGHT BE
NEWLY HATCHED BABIES THAT NEED EXECUTION. A BALL-PEEN HAMMER CAN BE FUN.........FOR THE KIDS AND
THE BIG KIDS........................BUT YA CAN'T DO IT 24/7 CAN U?
The obumba man is a NARCISSISTIC, ARROGANT HATER OF AMERICA WHO
WANTS THE USA TO BE BROUGHT DOWN TO 3rd WORLD STATUS.
RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE: DON'T ALLOW OBUMBA THE POWER TO DO THIS.
THANK YOU, ALL.
I never seen so many except in a New York Hotel. So I spoke with my neighbors: They said: "Their in the hills we use a Pest Control service, they come out monthly."
I thought to myself - "well, then there shouldn't be any roaches if they come monthly, for years." I took it upon myself to spray every crevice including the street water reader. I did that daily for a month or so walking with my sprayer and a flashlight, since then my neighbors and myself never seen any roaches again. That was 20 years ago. No, they weren't in them hills, it was a racked.
The same happened with a little rental I manage, which had an ant problem. I was tired of paying a yearly contract and took it upon myself. Now I have no more problems at all, it only took a bit of effort at first and determination to rid them once and for all.
Extermination is a good business to get into except when they come across someone who doesn't like short term band-aids. If you need to know what to use, search Google and read a lot.