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  1. Kari

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Tue Feb 12 2019 9:46:08
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    Can you tell me what kind of bug this is? Really hoping you will say it's not what I think it is.

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    Posted 6 months ago
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    I can't see the picture but I'm trying to get it loaded. If you can see it even if you can't ID it can you tell me please.

    bug picture link

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Tue Feb 12 2019 10:44:19
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    Hi,

    Yes its a bedbug or close relative.

    Time to read through the FAQ's.

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    David I read through a lot of the FAQ last night. I was pretty sure that it was a bedbug. I have a call into an exterminator to get them out here. I do however have 2 questions I didn't find.

    1. Doesn't washing clothes on hot water make them shrink? A lot of my clothes say cold wash only.

    2. We don't own a dryer. We only use a clothes line so is there another way to handle stuffed animals? We also only have a small freezer that's attached to our fridge.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Tue Feb 12 2019 14:11:33
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    Where are you located?

  7. Kari

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Tue Feb 12 2019 14:25:53
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    Oklahoma

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    Okay, you'll want to bag your stuff up and hit a laundromat. No need to wash in high heat, just use the dryer. Just wanted to clarify that you are in a country that has dryers available.

  9. Kari

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    Do I need to worry about clothes shrinking? If they say line dry only?

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    If there isn't blood or grease on 'em they're not dirty. That's about how I handle laundry. I cannot advise on laundering specifics, wrong forum.

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    Kari - 49 minutes ago  » 
    Do I need to worry about clothes shrinking? If they say line dry only?

    Shrinking occurs if wet and then high heat if the fabric can't take it. Just heat shouldn't bother it since it is dry when just in closet or in drawers.

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  12. Kari

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    We have an appointment monday for an exterminator but my husband really wants to use a bug bomb asap to see if it will handle them because they are only in one room as of now. But I've read those don't work. Can anyone tell me why they dont work? Or is it worth a try? We got quoted $600 for our 400 sq ft tiny house and that will wipe us out so hes searching for a cheaper option.

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    There is no magic bullet. Either you do the hard work or you pay someone to do the hard work for you. There are many threads on the use of bombs, use the search feature.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Tue Feb 12 2019 16:23:51
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    They won't be just in one room after you use that bomb. Then, you'll be spending more money trying and more time trying to fight them when you could have easily contained them to just one room and eliminated them quickly. Bombs spread bugs. They will kill some bugs but the ones that escape will run away and be in places they normally wouldn't be interested in going making it much harder to know where to treat. If you are dead set on self treatment to save money, there are better ways than bombs. Read up on David Cain's information. How many bugs are you seeing and how often are you getting bites?

    "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles."
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    Posted 6 months ago
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    I'm not set on doing it ourselves. But my husband thinks we should try because the money we will be spending on the exterminator was supposed to pay our midwife.

    We are only seeing bugs in our bedroom. I've found 1 to 2 of them about every other day and probably get bit about every other day. We have no carpet or rugs in the house. But we do have bags of clothes that our kids have out grown under our bed. We live in a tiny house so our room is very tight quarters but I think because it is the farthest from the rest of the living space has helped them not spread.

    I've spent over 5 hours the last 2 days reading through things and just want to make the best decision for us.

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Tue Feb 12 2019 17:05:20
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    Hi,

    If it’s a low level case and you can follow clear instructions and adapt them to your circumstances rather than rushing have a look at my TbyPMR protocol.

    My concern with sporadic low level will always be getting to the source and making sure it’s dealt with but that becomes clear when you start working through the document.

    It’s tough work which is why people charge and frankly if you can’t build flat pack don’t attempt self treatment.

    Hope that helps.

    David

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Tue Feb 12 2019 18:05:26
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    David where can I find this paper? I have used the search button and can not find it. We are fine with taking our time and making sure we get them all. I just don't want to read everything online and not know what will really work and won't work.

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    There's a link to his site in his user profile.


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