The old forum came down in the spring and we’ve now moved to Google Groups. We think spam messages will be greatly reduced and moderation will be be much easier. Just register for the group, pick a nick-name and post your bed bug story. It’s that simple and dare I say it, cathartic. Who better […]
Archive | 2010
This week has been something. Doing a big make-over on the website, and dealing with two friends who have bed bugs in their home or building. That’s the rub on multi-family housing. It’s always possible you’ll get the most brilliant treatment in the world, but no one around you will. I’m just saying it’s possible. […]
Two weeks ago, I got a call from a good friend who while on vacation in Arizona, called to tell me he had discovered bed bugs in his hotel room. He wanted to know how he could get back in his car without bringing any bed bugs from the hotel into the car. (I’ll post […]
Good article with some bite treatment remedies. They can itch, and last for weeks, coming and going. Bed bug bites can make you crazy because you may think the bite is gone, and then it will resurface, often after a hot shower or bath. This makes it difficult to track new bites. Some people use antihistimines […]
This is a link to Renee Corea’s amazing and inspiration site NY vs Bed Bugs (oh, truer words were never spoken, if you pay attention to NY and Bed Bugs, I suppose). Richard Naylor of Sheffield University and associates have now conducted “actual tests” and research on laundry time and heat with actual live bed […]
How long before we see these bed bug billboards in the Northwest? This image is from Rick Moser’s blog.
Episode descriptions for “Seduce Me” follow below. Tuesday, April 20 “Bed Bug”– Bed bugs reproduce in mass numbers. This episode explores the violent nature in which the blood-sucking baby bugs are conceived. “Cuttle Fish” – Male cuttle fish play the field and often “sneak” into harems posing as females. Once infiltration is complete, the male […]
Avoid taking abandoned furniture home. You may be bringing bed bugs home with you. These three pieces of furniture were all seen just driving around running errands in Portland, OR in March 2010.
More informative and literary comments about bed bugs from Alan Good in McSweeneys.
If you have bed bugs (or if you don’t) you may have decided to get a new mattress and/or box spring to deal with bed bugs. Many people choose to add mattress encasements to their mattress and box spring if they have bed bugs, but often people feel better buying a new mattress. However, there […]