Question: Do you live in Astoria, Queens and have bed bugs?
Want to move out of your bed bug-infested apartment and avoid the hassle of destroying and tossing out your infested furniture and other items, including a futon and a captain’s bed, and stuffed animals?
Want to expose lots of people and their neighbors, co-workers, relatives and friends to bed bugs?
Here’s what you do:
1. Place ad on Craigslist offering nearly all of your possessions for free.
I apologize if this is a duplicate. I thought I posted it but now I can’t find it, so I’m trying again
FREE STUFF!!!!!! I am moving Saturday morning, so everything needs to go ASAP. Please email me to arrange for pickup. This list is *NOT* inclusive. As I pack, more stuff is being added…
2. Include detailed list of items available and warnings that the items have been exposed to bed bugs in your infested home.
I have to start with the warning: the home these items come from have bedbugs. HOWEVER, many of these items were from rooms where I never saw any evidence of bugs or will be easily cleaned. I just don’t have the time to do it myself!
3. Wipe your hands clean and don’t think twice about the carnage which will most surely follow.
Yes, sure, you gave the warnings, so you’re ethically absolved of all responsibility. Have a nice day!
The truth is, everyday people take bed bug infested stuff off the curb which has warnings attached. People can be idiots.
So if you don’t destroy or debug your stuff, you are spreading bed bugs.
You’re spreading the itchiness and discomfort of bed bug bites, the cost of pest control and replacing possessions, the many hours of sleep, and hours and hours of work. You’ll likely cause others to have to move too, at great expense of time and money.
Don’t kid yourself that the warnings you gave will prevent others from suffering. If you have bed bugs in your home, people could pick them up and take them home just by coming over to get something of yours, let alone taking it in their car or into their home.
Thanks to Aly of A Little Aly-tude for the find, for warning her public, (and for the shout out!)
If ad has been removed, see screenshot here.