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  1. Lawbug

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Sat Oct 8 2016 11:41:36
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    Good afternoon,

    To begin, I'd like to thank you ahead of time for taking your time to read this post.

    It's to my understanding, if you're reading this post, then its likely you fall into one of three categories:
    (1) professional BB specialist; or
    (2) veteran BB defendant; or
    (3) emotionally distressed neophyte with a BB problem

    I, like many of you, fall into the latter. Through experience I've learned that the BB problem is no joke and should not be taken lightly. If BB's were liable to the law, then BB's would be guilty for (5 of 7 total) intentional torts: assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, trespass to land and trespass to chattel. The damn things seem to be impossible to rid of; and, when you think you're in the clear, the repeat offender always, always returns.

    But, every case is unique...contextually and factually. And this is why I am seeking counsel.

    I have the opportunity to move from my apartment to another dwelling. My goal is to avoid brining these suckers with me. Nobody wants a BB as a roommate.

    How do I ensure that I will not bring BB to the new dwelling?

    Facts: I've thrown everything away: bed, frame, headboard, bedside tables, chest, couches, chairs; everything. I plan to place any valuables into (plastic, of course) storage room and buy new. The old (current) apartment is being heat treated, at the moment, followed by pesticide and various treatments. I will move into the dwelling with a new bed, but old clothes. The clothes are the point of particular interest. What must I do, to ensure, I will not bring BB's. I have washed, everything, and placed into plastic bags. However, I KNOW IM STILL NOT SAFE.

    Should I move in with 6 outfits with the intent to regulate the exposed items (clothes) that enter the new dwelling?

    What would be considered extreme caution?
    What would be considered standard caution?
    And, what would you do?

    Thank you for time and accommodation.

    - LB

  2. donttreadonmysheets

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Wed Jan 9 2019 20:09:03
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    Ok, I am super paranoid too and also moving. But I am pretty sure that if you washed and dried your clothes you should really not be worried about them. Also, how bad was your infestation? I think that makes a difference.

  3. mp7ski

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Thu Jan 10 2019 19:01:25
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    If I were you, all clothes I took would be hauled to the laundromat carefully and sealed, put into dryers 1/4-1/3 full, put on highest heat possible and ran for at least an hour. Id personally run them for 2+ hrs to be safe but I'm OCD.

    I am not an expert, any advice I give should be considered as amateur advice and not taken as fact. I mean well with all my posts and try to give back. If you plan on using any of my advice, I suggest doing research into said advice to make sure it is in your best interest.
    Study on Thermal Death Points(pages 18-29 of pdf) : http://www.propanecouncil.org/uploadedFiles/Council/Research_and_Development/REP_12221%20Efficacy%20of%20Heat%20on%20Bed%20Bugs.pdf
    Study on Cimexa: http://www.pctonline.com/article/pct0814-silica-gel-research-bed-bugs/
  4. SalsaVince

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Thu Jan 10 2019 19:38:43
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    Check the dates on the posts guys. After 2 years, it's probably too late for advice now.

    "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles."
    Not an expert. Just a survivor who's still learning.
    Vince

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