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Bed Bugs!!

Hi Friends!

I am living here is Zug for past one year.Its all going happy in the current house but last Sunday I noticed 4-5 bedbugs in my Bed..

Since the summer is not over yet, I have learnt that once these horrible stuff starts increasing ..it multiplies rapidly.

Can anybody please tell me as to is there any powder,spray available which can cure these creatures.(Pls tell me the brandname of the product or the product's name in German).

Or else can anyone please give me the contact or search details for the persons who can do the paste control activity ...?So that permanent solution can be feasible.

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Old 13.08.2009, 15:23
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

You can order online a spray here http://store.doyourownpestcontrol.com/Catalog/1468
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

Hi if you are living in an apartment block you should contact the rental agency as they usually treat the whole building. Dont waste any time as those little ***** multiply like mad.

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Re: Bed Bugs!!

oh my god that is gross!
hope you can get rid of them!!!
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

They are called "Bettwanzen" in German. Perhaps you can ask in a drug store for something to eradicate them. From what I've read you really should report them though.
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

Here are details and a few suggestions- Seems they are really not easy to eradicate. I suggest you do as Oldhand said!
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

Thank you very much!!
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Thank you all all your inputs!!
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

Another good way to keep your mattress clean is have it cleaned by a professional we do this, and you should see the water after
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

you also have to wash all your clothes, bedding, etc. and dry it for at least 40 minutes at high heat to kill all the eggs. then i recommend keeping all the stuff in plastic bags for months. also throw out all the cardboard in your apartment. bed bugs are extremely resilient and can live for over a year without a 'meal' ... you really need to call in the professionals.
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

Do you have a referral for a mattress cleaner? Also, how much does it cost? Ours just arrived by ship from the U.S. and could use a good scrubbing. Thx.
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

I prescribe fire, and lots of it
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

If they are "bedwantzen" they will eat you as well!! IIIEEEEWWW

well, 1 thing: you need profi's. This summer in Amsterdam some hotels had that issue. There is only one detergent actually working and that may only used by profi's. They need a special approval for this.

Funny thing is that the approval was expired and a new approval took like 2 weeks to get. Without approval they cannot buy the stuff: so some of the hotels had to close some of the rooms for weeks because also the profi's could not come exterminate them! And don't think it were just the cheapo hotels, even a 5* hotel had it....

Good luck with it!
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

Sorry for sort of stealing this thread but it seems we have the same problem...and my husband and I are now exhibiting a rash...yesterday I could not sleep and in the dark I swear I touched one bug and threw it out of bed (useless I know) I have an appointment with the dermatologist just in case on Friday and then call the rental agency...EWWWW
Anyone has experience getting rid of this? I think burning my mattress does not sound too far fetched!
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

my friends and family have had huge problems with this in nyc for a long time. it never seems to go away for long and really tough to get rid of in an apartment building. not much you can do, throw out mattresses, all bedding and get a professional exterminator, but even then it has to be done in the building not just your apartment. but bed bugs are so tiny, really tiny. so if you could pick one up maybe it's not bedbugs after all
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

Permethrin spray kills nearly everything inc bed bugs- not recommended for those with cats as it will kill them also.
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

Are you sure you its bedbugs? Do you have a red itchy rash? Check the seams of your mattress for signs of them and on your sheets for little blood stains (gross I know!).

I think I would want to burn the mattress too!
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my friends and family have had huge problems with this in nyc for a long time. it never seems to go away for long and really tough to get rid of in an apartment building. not much you can do, throw out mattresses, all bedding and get a professional exterminator, but even then it has to be done in the building not just your apartment. but bed bugs are so tiny, really tiny. so if you could pick one up maybe it's not bedbugs after all
Coincidentally, I heard on the news today that they have reached epidemic proportions in New York.

More info on this and how to deal with them: http://manhattan.about.com/od/cityli...dbugsbites.htm
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Re: Bed Bugs!!

Thanks guys, husband has a rash but minuscule really, and no spots on the bed...but I itch but no rash...I am happy I have the appointment with the dermatologist, in any case we changed the sheets and the bed cover...

Oh and I really "think" I had one but I have no idea what it was, definetely not a roach though ...(OMG)
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Thanks guys, husband has a rash but minuscule really, and no spots on the bed...but I itch but no rash...I am happy I have the appointment with the dermatologist, in any case we changed the sheets and the bed cover...

Oh and I really "think" I had one but I have no idea what it was, definetely not a roach though ...(OMG)

i would happily offer you a can of my spray but as you have a cat (i assume by the photo) it may not be the best idea just "in case" something happens.
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