Bed Bug Helloise returns with a useful tidbit:
You know, besides reruns of Green Acres, and occasionally speaking of herself in the third person, there’s nothing Bed Bug Helloise enjoys more than sturdy, useful bed bug-fighting products.
So believe me when she tells you she has exciting news: XL Ziplocs are now being constructed with two zippers, not one (as previously). This means they’re less likely to come open, which used to be a problem. We had this happen several times last summer, as did several readers. Perhaps it was the construction, or perhaps the humidity played a role.
Bed Bug Helloise also just saw large Hefty XL and XXL Big Bags at Target, next to the XL and XXL ziplocs. At first glance, we are skeptical. The Ziploc brand bag’s zipper provides a definite airtight seal, especially now there are two zippers. The Hefty bags have a different style zipper that slides along to seal the bags. We have not obtained any, so if any readers have tried them, we’d be glad to hear whether they, too, are airtight and if the seal seems sturdy. Our own experience with smaller 2 gallon bags with the Hefty zipper was not good–we found those sliders broke easily. Let’s hope that’s not true with these larger bags.
Editor’s note: this is what you might call a slow news day.
Exciting is a relative term, my friends.
Hey Brian Williams, Bring on that NBC Nightly News segment, will you?
And what’s with the woman on that ziploc box? If she read Bedbugger, she’d know the balls could all be washed thoroughly. Only the baseball mitt and the skates would have to be treated somehow with a cleaning product, frozen, heated, or (if you really like having stuff sit around for no reason) stored for 18 months. Why is she so gleefully carting that stuff off to storage. What? She doesn’t have bed bugs?!?
Update (3/2010): you can now buy single boxes or cases of 8 Ziploc Big Bags (Large, XL, XXL) at US Bed Bugs, with free shipping on orders over $50 (or smaller orders using the coupon code BBFREE).