reader questions

Reader Question: how to deal with bed bugs in Qatar?

February 19, 2008

A reader in Qatar writes, Hello, I’ve just found your website doing research on my own problem. I live in Doha, Qatar (Middle East) and have been suffering through what I am convinced is a bed bug infestation. There are some things I don’t understand though: – I don’t get bitten in bed, only when […]

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Reader question: if I don’t react to bites, how do I know they’re gone?

December 25, 2007

An anonymous reader who has bed bugs in an apartment wrote to describe her bed bug problem.  She definitely has them but neither she nor partner react to them.  She says, The thing that troubles me the most is how will I know if they are ever truly gone? They say bite free for x […]

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Reader Question: is it a bed bug? If so, what to do?

June 25, 2007

A reader, “Waiting in Manhattan,” got in touch with me via email today. She found the insect below wandering around the living room in broad daylight, and she’s waiting to have it inspected by a pest control company tomorrow. This is pretty clearly a photo of a bed bug. My question is: is there anything […]

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Lingerie, remember lingerie?

April 17, 2007

Where do we begin to answer that frequently asked question? A friend from the blog whose bed bugs are hopefully gone for good called me today. She just bought a bunch of new lingerie. Woo hoo! For the gents who are blissfully unaware (if I have not already sent them running with my choice of […]

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reader question: bed bug treatment options

March 19, 2007

Katy writes, After a few weeks of debating which approach to take (the M80 bomb or total fumigation with men in gas masks, or a more moderate approach which the national chain Terminex offers). I opted for terminex for a couple of reasons: we think our infestation is in the early stages and we would […]

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Bed bug bites: I react and my partner does not. Why?

March 14, 2007

Today I got this email from a Reader: Why is it that some people aren’t being bitten and some are? Example: My boyfriend and I share an apartment. I am being bitten all night long. He, on the other hand, does not seem to be bothered at all by these critters. Please, I need an […]

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Yorkshire Girl: PCO bed bug learning curve; bed bugs at work

March 5, 2007

And now, for something completely different: A letter from a reader in England (she asked me to post it for your input). Yorkshire Girl’s story of bed bug woe: Living in the North of England you don’t hear many stories of bed bugs – in fact I think most people assume they are the same […]

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Edgie in San Francisco

February 27, 2007

Reader Edgie wrote me an email which she asked me to post on the blog: I’m Edgie in San Francisco. I moved to this apartment last June and learned from a neighbor that there were bed bug problems. I didn’t know what a bedbug was, but quickly learned. I also started getting small bites pretty […]

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The UFT (NYC teachers’ union): how do we get the city to be proactive about bed bugs?

February 5, 2007

by Nobugsonme Ellie posted a question on one of the FAQs, which will probably get more feedback here. Ellie Engler, Feb 5th 2007 at 8:53 am The United Federation of Teachers represents more than 100,000 staff working in more than 1400 buildings where there are more than 1.2 million students in school We have received […]

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Share your Tales of Bed Bug Woe

January 24, 2007

Tales of Bed Bug Woe is a weekly (-ish) feature here at Bedbugger. A thread with this name will pop up regularly, so we can continue to help Bedbuggers battle their bed bugs without doing so in multiple threads. This way, you can use the comments on other recent posts to comment on those posts. […]

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Tales of bed bug woe: Allergicgirl’s questions

January 18, 2007

Editor’s note: I am still trying to find the best way of using the architecture of this blog to organize our information. The “Share your tales” and “Success Stories” pages are not getting much attention, so I am going to try another tactic. Each week, at least, I’ll start a new thread “Tales of bed […]

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dealing with post-bedbug paranoia: how to travel after bed bugs

January 5, 2007

I mentioned Windy City Mike recently as a “success story,” since he’s been bed bug free for some time, and even moved successfully without his bugs. His bed bug stories are very informative and well-written. Mike contacted me today with a question he’d like me to pose on the blog. It’s a really good question. […]

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