An infestation of tens of thousands of bed bugs has hospitalized a Kentucky homeowner after being literally eaten alive for more than a year in one of the worst cases exterminators have ever seen. Walking around Caleb and Debra Goins´ home in Frankfort, thousands of bed bugs are easily seen scurrying across walls, lampshades and falling out from holes in the sofa. ´This is one of the worst. I´ve seen others that are in line with it but this is about as bad as it gets,´ Michael Potter, professor of entomology at the University of Kentucky told WTVQ.
Comments: Tempting to make bug-out jokes, but try to resist.
FTA: "The home is currently being monitored throughout their step-by-step extermination before the temperature inside will be raised to 140 degrees Fahrenheit before entirely sprayed next week."
Yes, and when you wash your sheets, the temperature of the water must also be at least 140 degrees to get rid of bedbugs. This should clue as to the effectiveness of washing your clothes in cold water. Not only do you not get rid of these bugs, but cold water also decreases the life of your washing machine. So much for those "energy saving" appliances such as washing machines. Warm-hot water keeps your machine CLEAN.
Having a son and his daughter living with me and the son´s travels require many nights in motels/hotels, etc. I regularly upon changing sheets on the beds get out my clothes steamer and steam mattresses and covers/comforters. This has kept us bug free. Besides, keeps the bedding smelling fresh. Don´t really know how hot the steamer gets, but high enough if you get your hand accidentally in the steam path, a hurting burn can result----rapidly learn to keep steam pointed in right direction.
There is only one way to get rid of them inexpensively- "Seven" dust. It´s made for use in the garden, but, it is the only "safe" product that will absolutely kill bed bugs. It stops them in their tracks, literally. If you dust your bed with it, you have to steam clean the bed afterward, but the bed bugs will be gone and their eggs.
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