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Bedbugs moving in to some North Texas apartments
WFAA ^ | August 30, 2012 | BYRON HARRIS

Posted on 08/31/2012 9:55:36 AM PDT by george76

DALLAS - Bedbugs live on the blood of mammals. They eat while you sleep. And they're dining on more North Texas apartment dwellers every year.

"Sometimes I can't even get to bed at night," said Skyler Wells of the Park Timbers Apartments in Lewisville, who's had bedbugs in his apartment twice in the last four months. "I'm thinking they're crawling on me. I'm scratching myself. I'm taking three showers a night, because I'm thinking I'm gonna wash 'em all off me."

Chris McGinn of City of Lewisville Code Compliance Department said bedbugs weren't even on the city's radar three years ago. Now they're so numerous, the city has created a special category just for bed bug complaints.

But the insects are not isolated to Lewisville.

(Excerpt) Read more at khou.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida; US: New York; US: Ohio; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bedbugs; ddt; epa; illegals

1 posted on 08/31/2012 9:55:37 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

They were all over San Antonio and Austin hotels last year. Guess they’re moving north with their hosts.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 9:58:58 AM PDT by bgill
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To: george76

Someone needs to invent a robot to irradiate apartments, hotel rooms and hospital wards. That would kill the unwanted critters.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 9:59:27 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: george76

They are spreading everywhere and are almost impossible to get rid of. Get them in one apartment and every apartment will get them.


4 posted on 08/31/2012 10:02:41 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

They are extremely east to get rid of. A few dustings of DDT and no more bed bugs. Wait a minute....


5 posted on 08/31/2012 10:20:34 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: bgill

I’ve seen the bedbugs in the Section 8 housing on the San Antonio News stations..yuck.

Apparently, when someone with an infestation tosses their belongings into the dumpster, someone else comes along, and picks up the infested stuff, and carries it into another apartment.

There is a site, bedbug registry dot com, IIRC that tracks bedbug reports..makes me itchy thinking about it.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 10:28:29 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. This is FreeRepublic, afterall.)
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To: george76

This is self-inflicted. The EPA has banned all the pesticides that are effective in eliminating them. I am surprised there is no black market.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: george76

***Bedbugs live on the blood of mammals. They eat while you sleep. ***

And that is when you kill them! Or at least you used to!;-D

http://www.thermalremediation.com/users/thermal_remediation/files/History%20of%20Bed%20Bug%20Management.pdf

DDT applied as a 5-percent oil-based spray
or 10-percent powder was so effective that all
the bed bugs in a room could eventually be
eliminated by thoroughly treating the bed
and nowhere else, since the bugs eventually
had to crawl onto the bed to feed. In practical
use, other locations in the room were also
thoroughly treated to hasten eradication.
One application normally did the job — in
contrast to the multiple treatments required
previously — and what we are experiencing
again today.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 10:39:19 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: george76
We were in a Comfort Inn in Nashville (run by furriners) and when we got home, there was a bedbug in one of our bags. (We decided to leave their cockroaches there.) We shoved everything back into the van ASAP and sprayed the bathroom where Mrs. RWA opened the bag.

Next day, we left it out in the sun on a 95 degree day and ran the heater for several hours. The temp went up to 175. Shut the heater off and hours later it was still over 160. Kept it closed until the next day. Nothing was damaged, but I can't see any living thing surviving that.

So far, no bedbugs. I'm so happy Mrs. RWA did a careful exam of the bags. I wouldn't have. She's a champ.

9 posted on 08/31/2012 10:40:51 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: george76

These are coming from Mexico on the backs of Mexicans, folks.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 10:42:48 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Just one of the hazards of living in a third world country..Obama’s America.
Traveling in SE Asia in the 70’s we used to carry DDT powder to sprinkle in the bed.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 10:46:01 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Just one of the hazards of living in a third world country..Obama’s America.
Traveling in SE Asia in the 70’s we used to carry DDT powder to sprinkle in the bed.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 10:46:01 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

so even the bedbugs are illegals, eh. makes sense.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 10:46:37 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Oldexpat

An elderly lady told me there was something called Flit that she used to travel with when she her husband and two little girls went to Mexico. It was in a spray can. she said it was very effective so it must have had DDT in it.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 10:49:07 AM PDT by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Some of the 4-star NYC hotels had bedbug and lice infestations a few years ago, and tourism went into the dumper for weeks and months. It’s still happening at top-line places:

http://www.raveable.com/ny/new-york-city/bed-bugs-in-hotels/l5039


15 posted on 08/31/2012 10:50:35 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: carriage_hill
Some of the 4-star NYC hotels had bedbug and lice infestations a few years ago, and tourism went into the dumper for weeks and months. It’s still happening at top-line places:

That's because they hire illegals to change the sheets.
16 posted on 08/31/2012 11:27:10 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: La Lydia; george76

True: Lots of documentation on the problem here. http://www.conservapedia.com/Bedbugs


17 posted on 08/31/2012 11:51:13 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+destitute actual sinner, + trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: crosshairs
That's because they hire illegals to change the sheets.

No, it's caused by wealthy tourists who are in the ruling class of third world hell holes.

18 posted on 08/31/2012 8:59:21 PM PDT by PAR35
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