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I found live bugs on my new sofa. I dont have a vacuum, what to do?

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  1. Flowers86

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Wed Jun 13 2018 7:41:09
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    I'm disgusted and so upset. I couldn't sleep last night after finding live bugs and eggs on my ottoman which I threw out. Now I went to check a part of the sectional and there are about 6 bugs lined on the creases a long with some casings. I haven't checked the other parts of the sectional yet.

    I purchased this chair brand new last year and I don't want to throw it out but I don't know what to do. The landlord will send Terminix out but in the meantime do I just leave those bugs there?

    I don't have a vacuum cleaner or anything. How do I get them out?

    I'm in tears. I have no safe place to sleep. I had no idea they were there. How did I not know that there were this many bugs here?

    I imagine that there are probably thousands in my home. I think they might have been here for at least two years without me knowing, i just have that feeling. I never see the bugs around so I'm shocked to have found at least 12 so far not including the eggs.

    I've had guest over and I've visited people and now I have to tell them the news. Ugh! They will probably think I'm so gross.

    I should tell the people that I have visited and who have visited me right?

    What do I do with the live bugs in the seams of my sofa? I don't have a vacuum or money to purchase one.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Wed Jun 13 2018 8:10:12
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    You can spray them with 90% alcohol. That will kill them on contact.

  3. Bug Buffet

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    Wed Jun 13 2018 22:25:11
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    I would avoid spraying with alcohol, as it's a contact-only killer with no residual effect after it dries . Furthermore it's extremely flammable; any little spark will start a fire. If you can't afford a vacuum cleaner try to purchase a steamer. Heat is what kills bed bugs most effectively. On this and other pages are ads for steamers.


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