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    And no I am not a minger.... :-)

    Seems to be a bit of a spate in the uk at the moment. Been getting bitten but never seen anything. Until the other day.

    Got professional in now today. £300. Well worth it. (Although saying that I got a few quotes and Rentokil wanted £1000).

    Just be warned - first question all these companies ask is - have you been abroad recently and left suitcases in the bedroom?

    Florida 2 months ago. Like a lot of people we come home, chuck suitcases on spare bed.

    Certainly an eyeopener. Mrs PC is freaking a bit. And I can't even tell little princess PC because I dont think 5 year olds react very well to that sort of news....
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    I hoover my bed every couple of months. No idea if it works but loathe to stop, just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Just be warned - first question all these companies ask is - have you been abroad recently and left suitcases in the bedroom?

    Florida 2 months ago. Like a lot of people we come home, chuck suitcases on spare bed.
    Silly question, but what should you do? Are they okay if you put them on the floor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdan View Post
    Silly question, but what should you do? Are they okay if you put them on the floor?
    If there's a suitcase rack, put them there. Basically, not on the bed or anywhere the bed clothes might be put (although the floor away from he bed is probably OK)
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    You mean these cuties?

    Not sure who I feel most sorry for. You or the poor bed bugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    I hoover my bed every couple of months. No idea if it works but loathe to stop, just in case.
    I thought that was just to get rid of the evidence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    If there's a suitcase rack, put them there. Basically, not on the bed or anywhere the bed clothes might be put (although the floor away from he bed is probably OK)
    No its not, I had them in a PI down at Gatwick one time. They migrate from the bed to the suitcases once they've fed (God know how?) When I got back home went round the back stripped off and put all clothes on a boil wash three times, then bleached out the suitcase. Seemed to have done the trick.

    Do you know they bite three times, so you get clumps of bites, they also know when you're in a deep sleep by detecting the C02 levels so you don't feel them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    If there's a suitcase rack, put them there. Basically, not on the bed or anywhere the bed clothes might be put (although the floor away from he bed is probably OK)
    Not OK. Nowhere in even a large house is OK.

    Even from downstairs they will find an occupant in an upstairs bedroom within a day or two by following the faintest concentration gradient of CO2, then closer up by smelling the faintest whiff of ammonia in sweat, then by the vibrations of a heartbeat.

    Also, these days they are immune to every household insecticide.

    Divan beds are a bedbug's best friend, because there are so many hidden nooks and crannies to hide in. The worst kind of bed for a bedbug is an iron bedstead with all four legs in a bucket of water and no duvets or blankets trailing on the floor. But even that is not foolproof, because they can and will climb the walls onto the ceiling and then drop onto the bed from above!

    If you have an infestation, it's very unlikely you'll eliminate it entirely without extensive spraying by a professional, because although most bedbugs will be within a foot or two of the bed, females will instinctively hole up and lay eggs much further away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbon View Post
    .. They migrate from the bed to the suitcases once they've fed (God know how?) ...
    Years ago, I had an infestation in some lodgings, after buying a couple of hardback books at a market.

    A couple of the little feckers had hidden in the spines of the books, and before a noticed anything amiss there were at least couple of dozen!

    Without spraying, the only way to kill them all and their eggs in a house is to turn the central heating up full blast and have nobody living in the house for a couple of months.
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