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  1. JustChecking

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    Mon Dec 2 2013 6:00:31
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    Hi David:

    How flexible are the waiting times for the baking soda/light/vacuum method? Earlier, I put down baking soda on carpet and shone light once. As per your instructions on http://bedbugger.com/2012/11/09/faq-do-i-have-fleas-or-bed-bugs/, I am supposed to wait an hour and then zig-zag light followed by 15 waiting time and finally vacuum. But since I went out longer than an hour after applying baking soda and shining light #1. My question is if I am over "the hour" wait (actual away time could be 3 to 4 hours), do I have to repeat shining light #1?

    Additional question:
    -your instruction says to leave the property alone for an hour, does it mean I shouldn't walk from room to room to get stuffs, etc.?

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    Mon Dec 2 2013 7:28:48
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    Hi,

    The 1 hour is a minimum time period. If you go over that's fine. The powder acts as a physical disruption to the fleas as opposed to a metabolic poison which takes "time to act". The delay is simple to ensure the maximum chance that a flea will get powder on its exoskeleton and thus impair their movement.

    Equally you can increase the number of "zig-zags" but you don't want to reduce it beyond twice because its the "zig-zagging" that induces the flea to jump and again increases the powder coating.

    Hope that helps explain.

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Mon Dec 2 2013 17:50:00
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    Thanks so much, David! I usually go zig-zag crazy. All sort of patterns sometimes. Just to make sure to maximize the effect. Out of the whole thing, that's the most fun part for me.

    Do I have to leave my apartment during the "wait times"? Otherwise, I will be walking around and sitting in my apartment.

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    Tue Dec 3 2013 5:00:26
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    Hi,

    You can stay if anything it would be an added stimuli to get any fleas moving around and thus "clogged up" in powder so they can be physically removed.

    Glad you are enjoying doing it, I always find that things you enjoy turn out better than the jobs we all hate to do.

    Please post an update when done and let us know what kind of results you are seeing.

    David

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    Tue Dec 3 2013 20:02:34
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    After I see the word, results, I don't feel very good because I don't think I am a typical flea victim and there are many loopholes such as contaminations, things I can control and can't control.

    Anyhow, my vacuum sucked up a lot of bugs in the room that's next to the electrical/laundry room. They couldn't be dirt with my frequent vacuum. However, not much happening in the room where I sleep and do my computer work. Previously, there were a bit.

    A Philippino lady, however, had success with David's baking soda method along with Paul's coaching. The link is here, http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/former-bedbug-sufferer-now-extreme-fleas-nearly-suicidal-please-help. It is a long read, but the result is under the March 29, 2012, post.


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