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has anyone ever had bed bugs?

(7 Posts)
PlasticBandit Mon 02-Nov-09 19:51:27

I mean real bed bugs, not those dust mites that folks refer to as bed bugs. We have been through bed bug hell. It has taken 3 months of really, really hard work and megabucks to get rid of them, not to mention the binning of about 30% of our possessions. We really hope they are gone and that they have died in pain. Has anyone else ever gone through this, or maybe going through it?

gingeme Mon 02-Nov-09 19:55:04

Hi , yes we have been through it twice. Sucks doesn't it? Both times in my boys room so the boys were covered in the bites sad The last lot was about 3 years ago but I am still paranoid when I see a small dark speck of something on any of the beds hmm

PlasticBandit Mon 02-Nov-09 20:14:45

Twice - OMG. We had them through the whole house - we were all covered in bites and the doctor said it was scabies. I was horrified that we all had scabies. It wasn't scabies. However, having found out about the evil that is bed bugs, I would prefer scabies. Yes, it sucks, big time. And yes, I will never stop looking for those dark specks, not just on the beds, but on the curtains, the tops of the walls, just about anywhere really. Ever.

gingeme Tue 03-Nov-09 12:12:59

I have had scabies too shock Years ago when I first moved out of my parents. I lived in a shared house and git it from the bed hmm. Moved back home till I found somewhere else.

whatreallygrindsmygears Wed 04-Nov-09 12:58:34

bed bugs are the devil's pet- fumigate every bloody thing, because they will just keep moving to another part of your house.
it is awful

Carrotfly Wed 04-Nov-09 13:04:02

Not had that pleaseure thankfully.

I remember reading / hearing something a while back about the influx of cheap antique pine from Romania being a source of the problem.

You've not got new wardrobes have you ?

gingeme Wed 04-Nov-09 15:15:03

carrotfly they live in any new furniture and can lay dorment for months. They especialy like new mattresses.

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