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  1. by   Katnip
    Quote from pattyrn376
    good night, sleep tight , don't let the bed bugs bite.

    I couldn't resist
    If they do, bite 'em back. Don't let them get away with that.

    (Sorry)
  2. by   oramar
    Last place I worked it was ants. One day I thought someone painted black line down the hall and up the wall. It was at that point I realized the black line was alive.
  3. by   sharpeimom
    this entire thread reminds me of the oprah show on dust mites. there are millions of dust mites in the average bed after it's been slept in just one time... makes me feel like a buffet.

    sharpeimom
  4. by   Anxious Patient
    Quote from sharpeimom
    this entire thread reminds me of the oprah show on dust mites. there are millions of dust mites in the average bed after it's been slept in just one time... makes me feel like a buffet.

    sharpeimom


    i'm sorry i looked this up. i hope no one sleeps with their mouth open....
    beds are a prime habitat (where 1/3 of life occurs). a typical used mattress may have anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million mites inside. (ten percent of the weight of a two year old pillow can be composed of dead mites and their droppings.) mites prefer warm, moist surroundings such as the inside of a mattress when someone is on it. a favorite food is dander (both human and animal skin flakes). humans shed about 1/5 ounce of dander (dead skin) each week. about 80 percent of the material seen floating in a sunbeam is actually skin flakes. also, bedroom carpeting and household upholstery support high mite populations.
    http://www.ehso.com/ehshome/dustmites.php
  5. by   arelle68
    Once upon a time, a preacher and his wife had a bedbug infestation. They did the usual debugging . They were surprised to find that they still had bed bugs. They went through the deinfestation procedure again, and this time, they pulled their bed away from the wall and set each of the four bedposts down into a bowl of kerosene. After again discovering bedbugs in their bed, they lay sleeplessly pondering the possible reasons for and solutions to this problem. They saw a line of bedbugs running up the wall, and onto the ceiling over the bed. At the end of the line, the bedbugs were letting go, and free-falling into their bed. The moral of this story? "Never underestimate the tenacity of a bedbug."
  6. by   jayne109
    Quote from pattyrn376
    good night, sleep tight , don't let the bed bugs bite.

    I couldn't resist
    If they do, take your shoe and beat them till their black and blue!
  7. by   rjflyn
    The reason for the bedbug problem is that the most effective insecticide has been banded for a number of years. Over time they have developed a resistance to the products that we can use hence the increasing problem. Just take precautions when traveling.

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