FAQs

New Brazilian Portuguese translation of FAQs

April 20, 2009

I am very pleased to let you know that Bedbugger brbugfighter is now beginning to translate the FAQs into Brazilian Portuguese. You will find the new Portuguese FAQ index here. The FAQs linked from there are still in English, but until the various FAQs are translated, the index will help Portuguese speakers to find the […]

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Kill bed bugs and eggs in your stuff using a Packtite

March 29, 2009

The FAQ below focuses on the original Packtite, which was subject to a voluntary recall by the manufacturer in December, 2013. More on the recall here — including what to do if you have a Packtite Original. To read about the newer, larger, more expensive and more powerful Packtite, available in the US and Canada, […]

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New FAQ on using steam to kill bed bugs

August 3, 2008

Check it out here! Steam information was removed from this FAQ, and it has been greatly enhanced. Many thanks to Mangycur who wrote most of the new FAQ, and to all whose ideas are included (as many as possible are named in the FAQ itself). If you have additional suggestions, leave a comment on the […]

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How can I catch a bed bug? How do I know I have bed bugs?

February 18, 2008

Attention! Since this FAQ was written (2/2008) many advances have been made in detecting bed bugs using active and passive bed bug monitors. Active bed bug monitors are available which did not exist when forum users suggested the methods below. Canine scent detection (bed bug dogs) are also more common every day. Please read this […]

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Restructuring the Bedbugger FAQs about bed bugs

July 13, 2007

Good news. If you’ve looked at the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page recently, you probably had to strain your eyes to find what you were looking for. It was a bit of a mess. I am proud to say we now have way too many FAQs for one page, and have for some time. So […]

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Can I repel or kill bed bugs using natural remedies like lavender oil?

July 11, 2007

Readers often ask whether it’s possible to repel bed bugs or kill bed bugs using “natural remedies” like lavender oil, Eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, or thyme.  Let’s just say we’re skeptical. Natural methods that don’t work: A new article in the UK’s FirstPost online magazine Thursday offers the usual warnings about travel and bed […]

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FAQ: Do I have to tell my landlord / co-op board / condo association / residents of attached house next door?

July 3, 2007

Often, people are embarrassed about dealing with bed bugs, and want to deal with their own infestation quietly and discreetly. Maybe they told the landlord before, and the problem was mishandled, eliminating the bed bugs for a short time, and the person wants to deal with things properly this time. Maybe they think they brought […]

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New York City: Who’s responsible for paying for bed bug treatment? Complicated, in some cases.

June 22, 2007

I just revised the Tenants and Landlords FAQ. I hope everyone who uses this site or the forums will re-read the NYC information (long as it is) because it corrects some misconceptions a lot of us have about the laws regarding who pays for bed bug treatment in rental units here. While the FAQ has […]

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FAQ: Bedbugger en español: ¿Cómo debo prepararme para el tratamiento?

June 19, 2007

¡No prepare demasiado para una visita de inspección previa al tratamiento! Su exterminador (llamado “PCO” en Estados Unidos, profesional de control de plagas) debe poder inspeccionar su casa tal cual, lo que hace mas fácil observar las chinches y las muestras de chinches. Usted no debe aspirar ni cambiar las sabanas antes de que llegue […]

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FAQ: Bedbugger en español: ¿Cómo puedo proteger mi cama contra las chinches? (Parte 1)

June 12, 2007

Protección de su cama contra las chinches Si usted tiene una infestación de chinches, es posible instalar su cama de modo que usted no sea picado. He aquí­ como hacerlo. Usted Necesitará: 1. Una cubierta protectora de colchón con cierre de cremallera que cubra el colchon completamente (y otra para el tambor, o colchón de […]

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FAQ: My landlord hired a PCO who comes twice a month, and we still have bed bugs

May 31, 2007

This is a common refrain. So common at the moment that I feel I need to say something. For Donniaeus in the blog comments, for Nyjammin in the forums, for the folks on the yahoo group: If you live somewhere where the law says your landlord is responsible for treating your home for bed bugs […]

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FAQ: Bedbugger en español: ¿Cómo puedo evitar propagar las chinches a otros cuando visito sus hogares?

May 26, 2007

Tengo chinches y a veces voy a quedarme a dormir a la casa de amigos y parientes. ¡Que dilema! ¿Como puedo cerciorarme de no llevarle chinches a mi anfitrión? (¡Ja ja, que cambio! Con las chinches generalmente me refiero a mi misma cuando digo “anfitrión.”) Las chinches son tan pequeñas, tan escurridizas, tan hábiles viajeras. […]

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