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  1. Mircat9000

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    These damn evil Biters are hiding in my phone of all things now...

    We managed to nearly wipe them out a few times over the past year, but now I see how they keep surviving.

    Bleach and poisoned air can't reach a headphone jack or charging port... So now what do I do?

    Will it ever end, or will we die with these things no matter how far we run?

    "Don't let the bed-bugs bite" My butt. :/
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    Inside your phone seems an unlikely place for a bed bug, why do you suspect they are in there?

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    BigDummy - 29 minutes ago  » 
    Inside your phone seems an unlikely place for a bed bug, why do you suspect they are in there?

    Because a fully-grown adult and some nymphs crawled out of my headphone jack just a little while ago.
    It's taped over now, but I know that won't keep them away.

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    Throw out the phone, problem solved.

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    Mircat9000 - 3 hours ago  » 

    BigDummy - 29 minutes ago  » 
    Inside your phone seems an unlikely place for a bed bug, why do you suspect they are in there?

    Because a fully-grown adult and some nymphs crawled out of my headphone jack just a little while ago.
    It's taped over now, but I know that won't keep them away.

    Damn, that's ruthless.

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    How bad was your infestation? I’ve read that only in pretty severe cases this happens. Mine was minimal and I’m still scared to take my laptop back out of a bin I have it in with my game consoles.

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    MuddaFrigginBedBugs - 1 hour ago  » 
    How bad was your infestation? I’ve read that only in pretty severe cases this happens. Mine was minimal and I’m still scared to take my laptop back out of a bin I have it in with my game consoles.

    At their worst, they claimed our entire bed as their turf.
    We're pretty sure they live in the floor right now since we see nymphs running around near the cracks.
    Our landlord won't help us in any way sooo... :shrug:

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    bugged-cdn - 2 hours ago  » 
    Throw out the phone, problem solved.

    True, that would be the easiest thing to do.
    I can't afford to replace my phone though...blew all of our extra funds on foggers and sprays.

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    Mircat9000 - 6 minutes ago  » 

    bugged-cdn - 2 hours ago  » 
    Throw out the phone, problem solved.

    True, that would be the easiest thing to do.
    I can't afford to replace my phone though...blew all of our extra funds on foggers and sprays.

    I’d say toss the entire thing and maybe use nuvan strips for the electronics. Mine was not bad at all and I’m still prettified I’m going to find one in a few months after moving and tossing everything.

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    MuddaFrigginBedBugs - 29 seconds ago  » 

    Mircat9000 - 6 minutes ago  » 

    bugged-cdn - 2 hours ago  » 
    Throw out the phone, problem solved.

    True, that would be the easiest thing to do.
    I can't afford to replace my phone though...blew all of our extra funds on foggers and sprays.

    I’d say toss the entire thing and maybe use nuvan strips for the electronics. Mine was not bad at all and I’m still prettified I’m going to find one in a few months after moving and tossing everything.

    Then again at this point you might have it so bad that they’re in every crevice so I don’t know.

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    Foggers do more harm than good. They just make the problem worse by dispersing the bugs everywhere as they try to flee the chemicals in the fogger. Depending on where you live your landlord might not have a choice in paying for extermination. If you need to self treat while researching your landlords responsibilities there are lots of tips on this forum. Cimexa is a pretty popular dust and is pretty cheap and super effective.


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