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2 strange critters in bed - need id

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  1. SalsaVince

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Thu Nov 22 2018 13:31:40
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    I found these 2 suspicious critters in a bed this morning. Hoping they're not bed bugs. Looks like they have wings but I doubt they can fly. I will be very thankful to anyone who could help confirm, VERY thankful!

    2 critters in bed

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Thu Nov 22 2018 15:02:45
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    I hate to be the one to tell you, but that appears to be a sign of a serious infestation. Likely your going to have to set temperature to 350 for a long time.

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Thu Nov 22 2018 20:48:37
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    That's what I was afraid of. So you recommend heat treatment then? How many hours? Probably depends on their weight huh? Maybe combined with a couple of spray treatments of butter.

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Thu Nov 22 2018 23:14:48
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    You guys. Thank you for this- seriously made my day. I am CRACKING up.

    P.s SalsaVince, can i hire you as my pco? I read the whole backstory with your mom and you are likely far more thorough than anyone could be!!!!

  5. Iwantmylifeback

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Fri Nov 23 2018 1:00:50
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    :-)You are the best

  6. loubugs

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Fri Nov 23 2018 7:05:36
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    You're lucky that this species is seasonal. Only is around in the home once a year. Sometimes there are leftovers, but they usually go within a few days.

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Fri Nov 23 2018 7:49:32
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    I hear some people also use a herb mixture on them as well as butter. But yeah, couple hours depending on weight and there are usually leftovers. Less if there are a lot of people around.

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Fri Nov 23 2018 13:53:45
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    When you've been through and especially if you're currently going through a bed bug invasion, you could always use a laugh. Hope everyone is having a good weekend with family, friends, and food, whether you're off for Thanksgiving or not in the US. Keep living life.


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