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  1. depressedandannoyed

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Oct 24 2016 0:24:01
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    This is my second time dealing with bed bugs. I know for sure they're bed bugs. The last time I dealt with them we had a professional come in and heat the entire home...twice. We just can't afford it this time. Our money is just absolutely tapped. I've been spraying Raid under the baseboards of my room where I believe they're coming from since I live in half a double home. What, if anything, can I do to try and get rid of these things on a somewhat low budget?

  2. frightened

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Oct 24 2016 3:15:13
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    Hi. Here is a link to one of the FAQ dealing with diy for bedbugs
    http://bedbugger.com/2007/01/08/faq-should-i-do-my-own-pest-control/
    There is other info too on the FAQ pages so do as much reading up as you need to get a plan of action.
    It is possible to get rid of them yourself if you are carefully and spend the time to do it properly. There are no half measures as you can spread them by incorrect treatment. Read first.
    You cannot abandon bedrooms or areas where they are as they will just move to be near you
    Just keep asking questions when you need to

  3. BBNL

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Oct 27 2016 7:18:53
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    Lots of info on steamer + Cimexa and/or DE on this site. Definitely write down your list of steps first!

  4. bed-bugscouk

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    Thu Oct 27 2016 9:37:35
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    Hi,

    If you search you will find a protocol I wrote called TbyPMR (Treatment by Passive Monitor Replacement) which will help resolve small issues and also teaches you why you got bed bugs in the first place which can be essential to avoiding repeated treatments.

    It is possible for people to deal with this on their own but they have to be prepared to put in the work and gain the experience (through reading) before they start to treat.

    In your case step 1 is to stop using raid as it only makes the matter harder to deal with through dispersal.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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  5. Livingagain

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    Thu Oct 27 2016 10:38:57
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    Here is a story about a field trial for Cimexa. It details the really good outcome and how the researchers applied the Cimexa. http://www.pctonline.com/article/pct0814-silica-gel-research-bed-bugs/ The article mentions that in order to help consumers the researchers should put together instructions about how to use the Cimexa. As far as I could tell they haven't put those instructions together, yet, but you get a pretty good description in the article.

    If I were self treating, I would definitely use this Cimexa field trial as a starting point. And you could do other things that seem beneficial, too, like steaming if you can, even using Climb ups all over the place is supposed to be able to help really small infestations. Tough, tough situation, I wish I had more to give you.

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Fri Oct 28 2016 13:27:24
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    This stuff works. It stinks - yes - but it works. Treatment works for 3 weeks. Count on the smell being detectable by you for about 4-5 weeks. But, it works. The cost is well worth it.

    I would recommend getting the concentrate. The RTU spray comes in a base which will mess with your finish on wood furniture.

    This is a natural based oil and is considered safe by the EPA. So, you can spray it anywhere.

    cirkil.com

  7. KillerQueen

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    Fri Oct 28 2016 14:34:06
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    First - have you found any actual evidence to post here for proper ID?

  8. MS-guy

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Fri Oct 28 2016 14:37:58
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    Also, if you live in a double home - treating half of it won't work. They will continue living in the half you do not treat and will return....


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