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DDOT works to keep buses clear of bedbugs ( Detroit )
Click On Detroit ^ | Jul 09 2014 | Lauren Podell

Posted on 07/10/2014 6:10:16 AM PDT by george76

There's a reason why bedbugs are nicknamed "hitchhikers." But Detroit city bus riders don't want to share a ride with them.

"I never ever imagined they would be a problem on buses," said Anthony DeRamus. "It makes me uncomfortable."

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


TOPICS: Government; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bedbugs

1 posted on 07/10/2014 6:10:16 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

If DDOT had access to DDT, the problem would be solved quickly.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 6:12:47 AM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: george76

DDOT needs DDT. Problem solved...................


3 posted on 07/10/2014 6:13:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Disambiguator

GMTS+A!........


4 posted on 07/10/2014 6:14:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Red Badger

DDOT needs a better class of rider.These bugs fall off some of their ghetto rat patrons.


5 posted on 07/10/2014 6:15:25 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

There was a time in this country when bedbugs were a common pest.
Insecticides, home washing machines and personal hygiene practices practically eliminated the problem for decades. The resurgence of bedbugs proves we are regressing into third world status................


6 posted on 07/10/2014 6:19:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: george76
Its an urban thing that results mostly from many people living in close proximity.

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7 posted on 07/10/2014 6:20:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Red Badger

46 seconds...

:^)


8 posted on 07/10/2014 6:21:50 AM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: Red Badger

I remember flying in on a 141 from Kadena to Hickam in 1971. When it landed, two dudes came on the plane with two big OD spray cans of DDT and walked up and down the sides of the cargo slips on both sides several times and dosed everything! Even the pax. They stopped when the cans were empty.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 6:23:02 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Red Badger

I remember flying in on a 141 from Kadena to Hickam in 1971. When it landed, two dudes came on the plane with two big OD spray cans of DDT and walked up and down the sides of the cargo slips on both sides several times and dosed everything! Even the pax. They stopped when the cans were empty.


10 posted on 07/10/2014 6:23:04 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Rachel Carson be damned.......................


11 posted on 07/10/2014 6:25:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: cripplecreek

When I was a kid, people would take their beds, mattresses and pillows out on the lawn to soak in the sun all day on weekends during the summer. This would kill the bedbugs and their eggs.................


12 posted on 07/10/2014 6:27:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Disambiguator

I need more coffee......................


13 posted on 07/10/2014 6:28:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Red Badger

That woman played a very large part in the deaths of untold numbers of human beings on this earth from diseases that could have been eradicated through DDT.

Despite her work, I remember times when a boy in the 50s and 60s when getting sprayed with it (fogged in fact and breathed it). This was to control disease carrying mosquitos.

She absolutely is responsible for their deaths. Ecologist my a$$.


14 posted on 07/10/2014 6:34:48 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: george76
How to get rid of bed bugs in detroit
15 posted on 07/10/2014 6:37:24 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Disambiguator

Exactly what I was thinking. Isn’t DDT still available in Mexico? Should be easy to pay the wetbacks 10/bag to bring it in. They ought to serve some useful purpose.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 6:37:38 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: cripplecreek

In ‘85 I took a new job in Central Ky and stayed one night in a cheap motel. Got up early the next morning and counted 16 Mexicans coming out of one motel room, they had to sleep standing up. It was like one of those clown cars you see in the circus. Being from E. Ky had never been exposed to them and their ways, horse farms bought those in to the Lexington area. Louisville area the tobacco farmers bought them in. Greed destroys, that’s why thou shalt not covet is one of the 10 commandments.


17 posted on 07/10/2014 6:44:01 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: george76

How disgusting can a city be? Ask a Democrat.


18 posted on 07/10/2014 6:46:07 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Gaffer

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, fools also work alongside.


19 posted on 07/10/2014 6:46:37 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: george76

There was an outbreak of crabs in the latrine at the motor pool. The Company Commander called a timeout and the company had a GI Party at the latrine at the motor pool. Nobody could use the latrine. The crab problem in the latrine at the motor pool went away and never came back.

There are places in this nation where we need to call a timeout and have a GI Party and shut things down for awhile.


20 posted on 07/10/2014 6:50:01 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Red Badger
The resurgence of bedbugs proves we are regressing into third world status

I realized I was spending too much time on Twitter when I first looked for a "Favorite" button on your post. Well said.
21 posted on 07/10/2014 6:56:16 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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22 posted on 07/10/2014 7:01:50 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: cripplecreek
I think I see a resemblance.

    

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/2008nationwidecountymapshadedbyvoteshare.svg/264px-2008nationwidecountymapshadedbyvoteshare.svg.png

23 posted on 07/10/2014 7:03:03 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Gaffer
http://www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/articles/summ02/Carson.html
24 posted on 07/10/2014 7:05:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Red Badger

I hope she and Margaret Sanger are roasting together on a spit in hell.


25 posted on 07/10/2014 7:11:36 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: george76

Frankly I think they’d be the LEAST scary thing on a Detroit city bus.


26 posted on 07/10/2014 7:18:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: george76

The easiest and cheapest vulnerability to bedbugs is heat.

Just 118F will kill hatched bedbugs in 20 minutes, and eggs in 90 minutes. This is significantly enhanced with the use of fans to distribute the air flow.

So build an insulated bay that can accommodate a bus, put a fan in its front and back, as well as two on the floor, and raise the air temperature inside the bay to perhaps 130F.

Calculate a 1-1/2 hour cycle, with another half hour for prep and cool down. 2 hours per bus, as often as you like.


27 posted on 07/10/2014 7:37:33 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Gaffer
Despite her work, I remember times when a boy in the 50s and 60s when getting sprayed with it (fogged in fact and breathed it). This was to control disease carrying mosquitos.

People think malaria is a tropical disease. It is not. It is a mosquito-borne disease. DDT zorched it in this country, but it could make a comeback.

All the Rachel Carlson fans could have a big surprise coming~~they think they are safe.
28 posted on 07/10/2014 7:40:54 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Nepeta

They’re having to deal with it in NYC right now. DDT could have stopped that bedbug problem in its tracks.


29 posted on 07/10/2014 7:46:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

No, the simplest and quickest way to get rid of them is to dose the buses with DDT.

Frankly, a 4 hour non-chemical heat/cool down cycle per bus is way less than an optimal solution. How are you gonna do this in NYC in winter, or in Idaho, or Maine, or Minnesota? Burn that Keystone pipeline gas?


30 posted on 07/10/2014 7:50:07 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: george76

My background is in insect behavior. I can tell you that the reason these bedbugs are trying to flee Detroit on buses is because they can’t afford a taxi.


31 posted on 07/10/2014 8:08:05 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Red Badger

“When I was a kid, people would take their beds, mattresses and pillows out on the lawn to soak in the sun all day on weekends during the summer. This would kill the bedbugs and their eggs.................”

We had families who would wash their mattresses with swimming pool water. The Chlorine killed everything. We still clean players hockey and football gear by tossing it in the pool then letting it dry on the lawn.


32 posted on 07/10/2014 8:20:28 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Maybe you should throw the players in as well, just to be certain.................


33 posted on 07/10/2014 8:52:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,759 threads and 85,158 replies...............)
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To: Gaffer

First of all, DDT is still illegal, though it might be the cat’s pajamas otherwise. And there are already insulated tent systems used to heat things against bedbugs, so it is not an exotic idea.

There could be another twist as well. You do not have to heat the outside of the bus, only the inside. So still inside the insulated bay, you shut all the doors and windows and use fan heaters to raise the interior temperature.

DDT mainly affects the central and peripheral nervous systems, and the liver. Acute effects in humans exposed to low to moderate levels may include nausea, diarrhea, increased liver enzyme activity, irritation of the eyes, nose and/or throat. At higher doses, tremors and convulsions are possible.

None of which are particularly pleasant when other bus passengers are doing it.


34 posted on 07/10/2014 8:53:30 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; Gaffer

I think both of you are missing the point. The bedbugs aren’t coming from the buses. They’re coming from the people who use the buses. Spray everyone before they get on the bus!


35 posted on 07/10/2014 9:49:44 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

DDT mainly affects the central and peripheral nervous systems, and the liver. Acute effects in humans exposed to low to moderate levels may include nausea, diarrhea, increased liver enzyme activity, irritation of the eyes, nose and/or throat. At higher doses, tremors and convulsions are possible.
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Bull Sh!t !

Read:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/4264030/DDT-is-safe-just-ask-the-professor-who-ate-it-for-40-years.html


36 posted on 07/10/2014 10:24:31 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Red Badger

“Maybe you should throw the players in as well, just to be certain.................”

Nahh...they got hosed off.


37 posted on 07/10/2014 11:33:59 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: S.O.S121.500

I am happy that someone claims to have consumed DDT for a long while with no ill effects. Good for him.

I will still stick with the official US toxicological data.

http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/ddtgen.pdf


38 posted on 07/10/2014 1:44:29 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I will still stick with the official US toxicological data.

http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/ddtgen.pdf

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Okeedokey.....YOU believe and trust the government. They’ve been wrong so seldom and never manipulated nor entertained an agenda - good luck.


39 posted on 07/10/2014 6:31:10 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: S.O.S121.500

Seriously, do not mess around with toxic chemicals because your conspiracy theory only needs to be wrong once, and you are pushing up daisies.


40 posted on 07/10/2014 7:23:07 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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