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one warning about buying used stuff at yard sales.

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debtfreedude

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Just a warning, if you get used stuff at yard sales, garage sales, estate sales, etc. one thing you don't want to bring home is bed bugs. One way they travel is by hitching a ride on used furniture. We had bed bugs where I work, and after speaking with professional exterminators for many months, I learned way more about bed bugs than I wanted to know. I pretty much don't take any used furniture home after learning about these critters. Ive seen apartments where a few bed bugs turned into 600+ in a short period of time. they can be hard to get rid of and treatments are not cheap. Just wanted to share this not to scare you but to warn you, just a heads up. :)

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My brother-in-law did an overnight sleep study and brought home bedbugs.  His wife is DH’s sister and she told me she was ready to burn down their house.  They had to evacuate and take oil paintings and candles with them (so they didn’t melt) and stay in a hotel, because the pest people heated the interior of the house to 104 degrees or so to kill all the bugs.  Makes my skin crawl to think about it.

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they make my skin crawl when I'm in a room that has hundreds of them in there. I learned how they mate and how they feed, which was interesting but creepy at the same time. learned about how they get around... they don't fly they hitch rides on things to travel... interesting stuff.

Cant figure out why God would create such a bug that feeds on our blood, but I can't see what purpose they serve in the insect world... and to think my mom and grand-mom use to tell me "good night sleep tight don't let the bedbugs bite". lol.

If you travel (even if travel to you is staying overnight at a friends or family members house) check around the bed (and where the walls meet the ceiling) for signs of them before you bring your luggage in the room... you need to look for dried blood, feces, eggs, and exoskeleton's... all signs of a bed bug infestation.

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