a fanatics advice?(6 posts)
â€œPlease explain: Donâ€™t Let the bed bugs bite.â€
It is a must listen to for people with so called light infestations.
This was posted here on the blog as a video, like a month or so ago. In itâ€”top Entomologists and professionals refer to bed bug dispersal, early on, in an ensuing infestation as problematical.
Again, I am not sure there is such a thing as a light infestation, at least, not until after the fact. I am posting this because sometimes, I feel, I may be seen as giving fanatical advice. But youâ€™d have to sit still and listen to the whole thingâ€”to catch this info.
So be it if I doâ€”listen to this and then youâ€™ll know why I may sometimes come across as a bit fanatical.
ok, i listened to the whole thing, not sure what you mean...though he did say that you shouldn't just assume that throwing out your bed will solve the problem as they may harbor nearby. I heard that as you should call a PCO not just rely on tossing the bed.
Right at that particular point coop--is where it is at!
On the time lapse counter right above the word "download" between 34:40--35:15 he talks about misconceptions and the early dispersal of these bugs as being problematical ... just before he said throwing away the bed will not necessarily solve the problem.
I'm not quoting here exactly but here is the time lapse again:
34:40 thru 35:15 on the counter right above the word â€œDownload.â€
On top of that â€¦ in the first minute or so all of the talk is about how secretive and cryptic nature of the nocturnal bug and how hard it is to see them. This is why we or many of us suggest not to bother too much in trying to figure out how many you haveâ€”you have at least one and thatâ€™s all it really takes if it is pregnant and female.
Possible â€¦ but rare.
Most people want to focus on this idea that they have the rare case.
I, in a way, was lucky. Many of my bed bugs were all right there for me to seeâ€”and I saw them! I saw up to 200â€”I claim up to 300. Give or take 50.
There are very few exact answers for people who wonâ€™t move unless they have an exact answer. Iâ€™m so glad you are not and most people on here are not. The other few will come around.
I'm not trying to bring anyone down at all here. I just get the feeling that some people think a light infestation is so much better than a moderate infestation. It is, in my eyes nearly the same thing--treatment wise anyway. So my point is be it 10 or 100 bugs--the treatment is nearly the same especially at first. I hate seeing people just sitting around figuring these bugs are like just going to get up and walk away or not multiply. This is why I prefer the time lapse treatment scenario thinking over the just a few bugs scenario in thinking about the bed bug. I feel thinking about it in this other, more time-linear way--will take some time and forethought, yet I think it is best overall to do so in the long haul.
It is not the way we tend to think as a society however, and that--is one of the ways the bugs spread around more than they need to.
I know someone who may have bed bugs but would not consider isolating her bed. She did, however call me and ask to buy my bottles of Murphy's oil. When I brought it to her she seemed more than miffed that it wasnâ€™t pre-diluted.
Yet--when I tried to help her work out a way to dilute it, she tuned me out. I think she's got bed bugs and I will be ending the association with her because I don't hang out with close minded people. It's too much work. Over all of thatâ€”sheâ€™s likely to turn around and blame me for having bugs in her home, yet for months Iâ€™ve been strongly suggesting she wash 2nd hand clothing and for her to not buy a second hand leather couch.
Who wants friends that resist common sense all the time? I donâ€™tâ€”I also donâ€™t to continuously hand out the same advice to people over and over again on the internet. particularly here, only to have it ignored and discussed with someone else the next day like it is something brand new to them.
I have limits. Healthy limits.
I sincerely hope your bed bug problem is gone, and Iâ€™m sure it very most likely is. If itâ€™s not â€¦ I know youâ€™ll nip it in the bud.
But had you not bagged all of your booksâ€”you could never say where you might be today for sure. And anywayâ€”this was more of a general thing that I wanted to get out to a lot of people. But you were one on the list too. But you were one of the luckier smarter more open minded people that treated aggressively, (after only some minimal prodding.) Perhaps you treated even more aggressively and sooner than you might have otherwise, had you not spoken to some of us on this blog. And thatâ€”is something Iâ€™ll never know.
Anywayâ€”I still hope people choose to listen to the whole thing as did you.
Franklyâ€”Iâ€™m glad I listened to the whole thing again. It is slightly dated material now, but 90% of it still seems very relevant. A few times it is mentioned that PCOâ€™s are just now learning as are we all â€œon the same learning curveâ€ â€¦. So, whereas I expect some resistance â€¦ I draw the line when I feel Iâ€™m being unnecessarily teased or lead to believe advice is being followed yet it is not.â€”and this is not by you.
A few people gave up on me when I was new here too! It was good for me!
In the long haul.
Others have and will pick up where I left off.
Well, I have to admit I do think you're a little over-the-top sometimes, but if I had seen hundreds of bugs I would be too! I've taken some of your advice though, and I am grateful for it.
the gretful part is what counts. I was just reading the cooper page and it was taking about bed bugs living UNDER rugs ... sort of in ref as to where they might go.
Aren't you glad you got rid or yours? When you said you were doing that ... I kind of thought it was over the top. Now I'm concerned about my rug. yikes!
wall-to-wall carpeting actually, and it was kind of stained anyway... but when I pulled it out I found that the wood floors underneath were really nice! Having floor sanded and sealed. But really it was our upholstered bed that was infested I think (such a comfortable place for bb's, between the fabric cover and the white stuffing... even better than being "snug as a bug in a rug."
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