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  1. i hate buggs

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Aug 1 2011 1:35:31
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    I used to fold my blanket at night and place it on the tv.............long story short I have bed bugs and if they are in the tv how will i treat it ??? dust it with DE ???

    please help me !!!

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Aug 1 2011 1:53:56
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    I am not an expert but my understanding is they don't usually infest electronics.

    If they are inside the TV, they will eventually come out to feed on you. If you're getting proper treatment, the idea is that they will come out, cross poison, and die.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Aug 1 2011 10:59:14
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    Can I put some DE on and around it just to make sure?

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    Tue Aug 2 2011 0:54:22
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    Most people misuse or overapply DE. (See our FAQ on DE.) Doing so can have health consequences and can sabotage treatment methods (if applied in a way that deters bed bugs from crossing).

    I am not qualified to give treatment advice. I suspect that if your TV sits on a base which is smaller than the main set, it might be possible to lightly dust a tiny amount of DE lightly just around the edge of the base, so that in the unlikely event that bed bugs are inside, they'll cross it when they come out.

    It may not be necessary and I stress that it may make things worse, especially if you overapply it or apply in such a way that it will be inhaled and affect your lungs.

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    Thu Aug 4 2011 12:17:48
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    someone told me to use a hair dryer on it ???? will that work.............gosh my head is just spinning here about these stupid things

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    Thu Aug 4 2011 12:51:00
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    i hate buggs - 27 minutes ago  » 
    someone told me to use a hair dryer on it ???? will that work.............gosh my head is just spinning here about these stupid things

    I'm not an expert, but wouldn't bother. I doubt you can generate enough heat to thoroughly penetrate the unit and killing anything that needs killing without damaging the TV.

    There are way too many people "out there" with all sorts of advice they offer
    - because they think it's valuable
    - because they heard something and want to be helpful
    - they don't know, but figure they can jerk your chain

    I believe that our host's (NoBugs) advice was on the money.

    Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
    - Psalms 91:5-7

    (Not an pro)
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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Aug 4 2011 12:53:08
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    thank you cilecto

  8. curls

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    Thu Aug 9 2012 6:43:41
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    Word of caution.. CRT type TVs with cathode ray tubes hold very high voltage.

    If you open the back, be sure not to touch the tube. Alternatively, you can unplug and let it sit several days to allow it to discharge (then use a multimeter to test for charge.)

    I'm not familar with flatscreen insides. But google before opening up a TV, or blow drying it, to be safe.

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    I wouldn't open up the TV.


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