De-bugging a car, & finding a BIG freezer(4 posts)
Hi there, I'm in the midst of my Bug War; it's going pretty well I think, if only because I've given my paranoia free reign to take any & all excessive measures to contain the little mo-fo's. I stopped giving a damn about money; my only regrets are that I can't quite afford to launch the contents of my apartment into Space, and those pesky health laws forbid me from gushing DDT around my building like a broken fire hydrant.
That said, I had a couple of specific questions that I couldn't find answers to in the forums so far (sorry if I've missed them):
1) How concerned should I be about spreading/having potentially spread them to my sexy little red car? Though my PCO said it was 'highly unlikely,' my paranoia says that's not unlikely enough. Is there a procedure for treating cars, either DIY or via PCO's?
2) The space shuttle being already fully booked, I'm thinking of finding a cold-storage facility that will store my worldly possessions in a deep freeze (-20C or better) for about a month. I read somewhere else that these buggers can be pretty resistant to cold, so two months at 0 Kelvin would be great too, if available. Does anyone know of a good facility near Victoria BC or, Hell, even Vancouver? (I'll rent a truck & take the ferry... I just want 'em good 'n dead!)
Well, thanks for reading & I hope you can lend me some insights!
Kill 'em! Kill 'em ALL!
You can answer most of your questions at the FAQ's on this site.How worried to be about the car depends on many factors,but vacuum it out really well and make sure you only get in it from now on with clean,decontaminated clothes.Make sure if you transport anything,that it's sealed airtight.You should ask the pco if there is anything he could treat the car with,but I think they are afraid to do so.It's a small enclosed area to treat,where you would be in closer contact with pesticides.Here in the states they have vikane treatments that I believe can be used for cars.There is also the option of steam,it kills them in seconds,see if you can get the car DRY steamed.Maybe rent a commercial one or have a car place that has one do it? Hope that helps.
Tom - you are very right to be concerned about your car. PCOs, even good ones, say inaccurate or outdated things all the time (they won't bite your cat, they won't bite your face, they won't be in your computer or bathroom, etc.). Bugbasher is right, take all precautions now not to spread them to your car if they are not already in there.
Thanks for the advice - I've found a local cold-storage place, and good news- they deal with us bugged types quite a bit, & didn't balk when I told them (w/a psychotic laugh) that I wanted to freeze the bugs for 3 months - for spite.
About the car- it turns out that a local PCO can do that too. I asked about the laptop too, but he said it would likely be damaged (small loss if it means killing 'em... I'm glad I'm not in the military).
Thanks again & keep up the Good Fight.
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