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  1. bed-bugscouk

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    In the next few weeks I will be starting 101waystokillabedbug.com which will be a weekly video blog showing, yes you guessed it 101 ways to kill a bedbug.

    I can think of many but will most likely run short by the time I get much past 50, therefore I am requesting your suggestions below.

    Do you want to see a bedbug launches on a rocket into the lower atmosphere?

    Do you want me to re-enact the blowtorch scene from Hostel II or the ear scene from reservoir dogs?

    Do you want to see how long it takes to kill a bedbug with a soft toy?

    Its finally time for you to get some revenge and all from the safety of your own home.

    Comments and suggestions below please.

    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

    PS I hold a man in Colorado equally responsible for this one so if you object to bedbugs being killed in this fashion I will happily give you his home address.

    I am happy to answer questions in public but will not reply to message sent directly or via my company / social media. I am here to help everyone and not just one case at a time.

    In accordance with the AUP and FTC I openly disclose my vested interest in Passive Monitors as the inventor and patent holder. Since 2009 they have become an integral part in how we resolve bed bug infestations. I also have a professional relationship with PackTite in that they distribute my product under their own branding. I do not however receive any financial remuneration for any comments I make about pro
  2. Koebner

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    Having lost almost my entire cashmere collection to bed bugs. (fumigation makes 'em smell of bottie gas, I don't trust a single UK dry cleaner to be taking effective precautions against bed bugs & once everything was smelly, there was no point sending it to you.) have often wondered how long in a sealed container of silica gel would be enough to kill BBs & eggs & would it wreck posh knitwear?

    I have a suphrous cashmere coat you're welcome to experiment upon.

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    That'll be; "sulphrous cashmere coat".

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    Hi,

    If you want it not to smell anymore I think I have a solution.

    Drop me a PM and I will let you know where to send it.

    Dry cleaning is not a reliable solution for bedbugs though.

    David

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    > in a sealed container of silica gel would be enough to kill BBs & eggs & would it wreck posh knitwear?

    I would think the silica may well have no effect on the BB, because sealed up with no food source, they might just stand still and not crawl over the silica. (but I'm not an expert)

    Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night...
    - Psalms 91:5-7

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    Efficacy of common household cleaning products (spray or liquid) as contact killers. Might want to engage correspondents around the world so local products can be included.

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    Wasn't thinking of silica dust (contact killer) but silica gel (dessicant).

    It's a powerful drying agent, I came across it for drying flowers (even tightghtly-packed things like rosebuds) fast, in order to retain their shape & colour. I wondered if BBs/ eggs could be dessicated by being buried in in the stuff. You'd need so much though that you might present a risk to the fibres of the garment you were trying to treat.

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    "tightly-packed things" Apologies - Think I'm going to have to leave my typos uncorrected for awhile. I stood on my glasses & things are likely to be a bit wibbly until the new ones arrive

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    "tightly-packed things" Apologies - Think I'm going to have to leave my typos uncorrected for awhile. I stood on my glasses & things are likely to be a bit wibbly until the new ones arrive.

    There may be a UK/ USA vocab issue on names for different grades of silica so another apology if there was any hint of teaching grandma to suck eggs in my post.

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    Koebner, you can put your cashmere DRY into the dryer, but DON'T wash it first. Your sweaters would have been just fine. If you still have them, dryer for an hour, on hot.

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    sluggums - 37 minutes ago  » 
    Koebner, you can put your cashmere DRY into the dryer, but DON'T wash it first. Your sweaters would have been just fine. If you still have them, dryer for an hour, on hot.

    Actually, less will likely do per some experts. Bb die between 115-125F within minutes. Iirc one expert said 20-30 minutes on medium.

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    David,

    I would assume you plan on talking much about products. I mean, it will be called 101wasytokillbedbugs.

    I would love to see a wide range of products. Everything from DE to pyrethrin to pyrethroid based products and everything in between. The pros and cons of each, or pit 2 specific products against each other. Am I off base here?

    Also, I'm sure we all would love to see some Saw style killing/torture of bed bugs at some point.

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    Hi DustinBBKiller,

    It will all be saw style killings and a few odd ones as well, no talk of products or home treatments.

    This is pure 100% bedbug massacre we are talking about. Each week death a different way.

    David

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    David,

    Thanks for clearing that up. With that being said, at some point I would love to see some medieval devices used! Scale them down to size. "The Rack" would be great. The Wheel and The Brazen Bull would also be exciting to watch. (did I really just say that?) The Iron Maiden looks fun too.

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    Hi Dustin,

    Already working on the Bond special with the laser beam of death.

    I am about to commission the cheesy titles and credits so its easy to do weekly updates and then we will be full steam ahead. I am already planning the PackTite tightrope walk of death episode just holding out for David to sponsor it. I have heard him jeering at the ice hockey game in Jan and I want him on the team.

    David

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    Dip in liquid nitrogen and then shatter them.

    There can be a whole subset of BB explosions.

    Jim

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    Just be careful. I own 99ways2killbedbugs.com
    You can't mention any if the methods I use on my site do to pat me on the back laws and what not.

    But I have some funny ones to give ya. As soon as I have time, I'll get them to ya.

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    I like to see centipede vs bed bug deathmatch.

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    Get 2 BB colonies.

    Into one drop a house centipede and into the other a female wolf spider loaded with spiderlings.

    Se how much BB carnage occurs.

    Jim

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    Another vote for the centipede deathmatch...also, how about trapping a bunch in a container with DE and setting up some time-lapse photography?

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    Stick a colony in an anthill to get assaulted.

    Put BBs on a hot plate and start cranking.

    Jim

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    djames1921 - 6 hours ago  » 
    I like to see centipede vs bed bug deathmatch.

    Yes!!!

    Me too.

    I also would like to see bed bugs killed with a computer mouse.
    (This is a metaphor, for all you arty types.)

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Wow, I had no idea we are such a torturous (is that even a word) bunch! As I was reading this thread, I wanted to suggest throwing in ants and bed bugs in the same sealed jar to see what happens. I'd want to see a jar with one bed bug and one ant, and then variations: 2 bed bugs and 1 ant, 2 bed bugs and 10 ants, etc. Spiders vs bed bugs! Birds vs bed bugs! Fleas vs bed bugs. Peanut butter vs bed bugs. Red wine vs bed bugs, will they "drink" it,? Bedbugs vs bedbugs. Spidey, what about a microwave? (ugh?)
    I can't wait!!!!

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    I ran a match of house centipede vs bed bugs some time ago and the centipede won. I should have videotaped it. Toss the bugs in like throwing treats to a dog. Just a point of feeding. Centipedes inject venom via their first pair of legs that have evolved to inject venom through the pointed claw (unit is called poison claw or forcipule). The mouthparts consist of biting and chewing mouthparts: pair of mandibles and 2 pairs of maxillae. So they actually chew up their prey and also inject venom into them.

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    I would like to see "most bedbugs with one blow"

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    Bowling ball vs bed bug. Firecracker vs bed bug. Rolling pin vs bed bug. David, I fear after a month of this you won't have much of a colony left.

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    If it's individual & unpleasant death you're after, could this be a moment to experiment with entomopathogenic fungi?

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    Some nominations for techniques to supplement the saw killing scenarios:

    Waterboarding with Borax infused water

    Solar powered death on a sundial with a prism

    Explosive decompression in a vacuum chamber

    Gamma irradiation

    Tesla Coil discharge

    Magnetron tube

    Lightening rod in a thunderstorm

    Volcanic magma

    Venus fly trap

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    Koebner - 4 hours ago  » 
    If it's individual & unpleasant death you're after, could this be a moment to experiment with entomopathogenic fungi?

    At ESA there was a presentation on that. Took up to 4 weeks but the end result was gnarly.

    Jim

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    Burn them with a magnifying glass and the sun (maybe that's the same as Doug's solar idea, not sure.
    Sling shot them into a fry daddy full of hot oil and watch them burn!
    High heeled shoe (It's got to be a 3 inch spiked heel)
    Light a match to hair spray and spray fire on the bug (no, wait.. use torch. Don't kill YOU!)
    Microwave
    Hang them by their antennae over a fire pit
    Find something that will suck THEIR blood...! (Cockroaches?)

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    Bedbugs killed by sound waves from people yelling "Get out!!!"

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    loubugs - 6 days ago  » 
    I ran a match of house centipede vs bed bugs some time ago and the centipede won. I should have videotaped it. Toss the bugs in like throwing treats to a dog. Just a point of feeding. Centipedes inject venom via their first pair of legs that have evolved to inject venom through the pointed claw (unit is called poison claw or forcipule). The mouthparts consist of biting and chewing mouthparts: pair of mandibles and 2 pairs of maxillae. So they actually chew up their prey and also inject venom into them.

    This definitely needs to be reenacted for video.


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