Skip to comments.Bedbugs Hitching Rides On Detroit Buses, Say Drivers
Posted on 06/30/2012 5:22:28 AM PDT by Son HouseEdited on 06/30/2012 5:27:34 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Detroit's bus drivers has reportedly asked local lawmakers to put pressure on the transit agency to help stop the spread of bedbugs on buses.
The Detroit News reports that roughly 50 Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) drivers have said they've seen bedbugs on buses, and some have been bitten within the past year, according to Henry Gaffney, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26.
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America- the latest third world sewer!
Remember that scene from The Shawshank Redemption flick where the guards delouse Andy Defrane? Well, that’s what they need to due to all of the bus patrons before they get on the Detroit Buses.
Not a big surprise after my recent visit there while crewing for the Indy Car / Grand Am races the first week of June. Everything looked OK on Jefferson Ave between the Marriot (GM) and Belle Island, but get one street off and Yikes!
The White House DNC CZAR-for-Fomites-and-Parasites
is doing his job well.
Rumor is that AG Holder and the DOJ eagerly
want to arm them with FleshEatingDisease-AutomaticWeapons.
Even the bed bugs are trying to get out of Detroit.
Detroit busses, Chicago busses, Philly busses, St Louis busses.......
Subways, taxis, airplanes. Anyplace where filthy subhumans might park their arse.
A friend of mine who lives in town found bedbugs in his house and he’s a regular old clean freak. He took all his washables to a laundromat in another town.
Yeas ago I worked with a guy who moved, sold, or scrapped old mobile homes. The ones he sold went to an empty field he owned for fumigation before going to his sales lot next to his house.
I wasn’t aware that parasites could exist on other parasites...
Leave the buses locked up for a day in this heat. End of problem.
Diatomaceous earth (Shell flour). You don’t want to inhale it due to the silicosis danger but its completely non toxic and appears to work well.
Maybe federal money should go for cattle shutes which would have each mass transit passenger dip before entering at each bus stop. That would resolve the bedbug problem and the not-showering problem often seen on mass transit.
Maybe federal money should go for cattle chutes which would have each mass transit passenger dip before entering at each bus stop. That would resolve the bedbug problem and the not-showering problem often seen on mass transit.
My mass transit motto.
Mass Transit - Because nobody wants to die alone.
Yeah, they could put drains on the floors of the buses.
IIRC, the bedbugs are from south of the Border.
Yup. People ride a city bus to a greyhound terminal and on to the next town. Its how they’ve spread all across the country.
no there is an epidemic of bedbugs and scabies in the usa.
Detroit is not alone. Birmingham Alabama is in dire straits and so are some other major cities....going to Third World status
Well, bedbugs on Detroit buses have to be the only safe passengers on those buses.
Guess they won’t run an ad during the next Super Bowl highlighting Third World Detroit with bedbugs on buses.....
Put tile floors on the buses with a center drain down to the street. Then hose down the riders to wash the bedbugs away
Reason number 509 to stay away from that pit that is Detroit.
They are in hotels, motels, airline baggage area (where they can go from one suitcase to another), and even in new clothes. A report a few months back said that one bug inside the hem of a new blouse or shirt can be carrying hundreds of eggs - ready to hatch in your closet. Heat kills them - so, when you buy something new, or when you get home from a trip - just put all your clothes in the dryer for fifteen minutes.
Park the buses in the sun with the windows closed and the heat on for a couple of hours. Won’t that kill the bugs?
That's actually a brilliantly simple idea. Bedbugs die at about 120°. Of course, it is so simple and cheap, the City of Detroit will likely never give it a go.
Great idea! (at least in the summer)
Yeah, I can see it all now:
Overhead plumbing with an onboard water supply. A constant flow of water for the first couple of minutes. A smattering of writhing bedbugs on the street, in the bus's wake.
Obviously some stops would have a higher delousing yield than others.
Remember, public transportation. It's their duty to preserve your health and safety.
Wild Bill in Green Mile.
I came upon this idea long ago. Clients used to ask me how to disinfect their cars after they had transported a dog with a highly infectious disease. I merely stated that in the summer, the interior of the car reaches almost 150-175 degrees which is way past that required of Pasteurization..145 degrees for thirty minutes. Recently, a head louse infestation hit and the recommendations are to bag up contaminated clothes and items and leave them bagged for four weeks. I recommended that they be bagged and put them in a vehicle closed up for five days in this heat. No way a head louse or the nits will live at 150 degrees or longer for several hours.
My wife has recently become obsessed worrying about bed bugs. We recently went on a trip to Tennessee and stayed in 3 different motels and a nice cabin. She went over each place with a fine tooth comb. Supposedly they get behind the headboard. Unfortunately, you can’t look behine a head board that’s attached to the wall. When we got home she washed clothes for too days.
Funny thing is, we both swore we were getting bit by something but there were no marks. All in our head?
Finally, why are bed bugs all of a sudden front page news?
Ass, gas or grass; nobody rides for free...
But you definitely can eat it, and it's good at cleaning out your system. Also great for pool or aquarium filters.
I have a 10lb bag of food grade diatomaceous earth in the kitchen. I mix a teaspoon in with my dog food a couple times a month as a worm preventative. I also rub a little into their hair after a bath to keep fleas and ticks at bay.
I dust garden plants with it or spread it on the ground for snails and slugs.
I discovered it years ago when I worked for Dawn foods and saw them putting it in cake mix as an anti caking agent.
I’ve seen this movie SO many times :)
It’s even better on Blu-ray.
Tax the bedbugs.
I WANT MY DDT!
Going by that map my state has more bedbugs per capita than most. Or is that per illegal immigrant? NY looks very bedbug friendly, I would want to live there if I were a bedbug
Remind me not to ride the public buses
“food grade diatomaceous earth”
I see it on Amazon. Where do you get it. Thanks!
I ordered mine on Amazon some months back.
It was only $10 or $15 for 10lbs
Just read up on how to use it for what you want to use it for.
Thanks....I have some uses for it. I have a bit someone gave me. Diotomaceous earth is an item in better garden centers and nurseries though not the food grade I suppose
Ever work in a restaurant with a center tile drain or a few of them? At the end of the day you hose it all down and down the drain it goes
The one I worked in so long ago actually had a cement floor. No tiles. We just hosed the troubles, roaches, bedbugs, spilled food down the drain