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Bed bugs epidemic? Jake's Mommy. 1 child; Ohio 724 posts
14th Sep '10

Well apparently the outbreak is pretty awful. Bed bugs are now found mostly in movie theaters (dark places between creases such as seats), restaurants and in homes!
They say you if you find them, you can kill them on clothing by putting the clothing (include shoes-put shoes in a pillow case) and toss them in the dryer on a high setting for 30 minutes. Otherwise you can't really kill them yourself. When they bite you they numb that spot and suck your blood for 6- 10 minutes :shock: If they do feed off you they can live off that for up to a year.
I watched a show on bed bugs this morning and I haven't stopped itching since!

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
14th Sep '10

yep, and our area is the 4th worst place on the US. how pathetic :(

we have avoided them so far! yay

user banned TTA since Sep 2007; 1 child; Kansas 16909 posts
14th Sep '10
Quoting Jake's Mommy.:
http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
14th Sep '10

do you know what bed bug bites look like???

Jake's Mommy. 1 child; Ohio 724 posts
14th Sep '10

That'd be scary, I'm not sure what we're ranked at but I heard Cincinnati had a bad outbreak. Yikes.



And yes it was Dr. Oz haha I love the show but that creeped me out this morning!

user banned TTA since Sep 2007; 1 child; Kansas 16909 posts
14th Sep '10
Quoting KitCatty:
Jake's Mommy. 1 child; Ohio 724 posts
14th Sep '10
Quoting KitCatty:
BritniLynn 2 kids; Nebraska 9253 posts
14th Sep '10

My sister and her husband and two kids found bed bugs in their hotel room a few weeks back!!!!! Yuck yuck yuck!! The hotel took it very seriously though which was good. They took everything my sister had brought with them and everything in the room to the dry cleaner. They tore up the carpet in the room and got rid of the mattresses too.

Jake's Mommy. 1 child; Ohio 724 posts
14th Sep '10

That was another place they said they get into! Atleast management took care of it though before it was brought home with them!

Jake's Mommy. 1 child; Ohio 724 posts
14th Sep '10

Amy what part of Ohio are you at (I just noticed we live in the same state haha)

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
14th Sep '10

cincinnati, you?

my old neighborhood has them BAD, i'm horrified to go to my parents :oops:

Jake's Mommy. 1 child; Ohio 724 posts
14th Sep '10
Quoting Amy {Mama of 3}:
Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
14th Sep '10
Quoting Jake's Mommy.:
Luvin' my Bug TTC since Jun 2013; 1 child; Lowell, Arkansas 5840 posts
14th Sep '10

I just finished tearing apart my bedroom... I didn't find them, thank God! But my DH stays with my parents during the weeks (he works 3 hours from here, closer to them) and they had to throw away his matress over the weekend b/c they found bed bugs! I've been itching all day too!1



They usually leave bites in a row, most commonly arms and shoulders... for whoever asked.



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Jake's Mommy. 1 child; Ohio 724 posts
14th Sep '10
Quoting Amy {Mama of 3}: