Sunday, August 8, 2010

Feel free to remove by bed bugs.

Should you just start accepting the fact that you will be living with blood sucking vampires for the rest of your life? After all, you've tried all the do it yourself bed bug treatments out there, you've reported the bed bug problem to your landlord, you've followed the advice and followed the preparation sheet the apartment complex pest control vendor gave you, you've spent tons of money on mattress and box spring covers for bed bugs and bought those climb up interceptors and placed them on the bottom of your bed legs, you've been a good little boy or girl and fought the good fight, and still you are getting bitten and still you see bed bugs on your walls and ceilings. You are tired of being the outcast and tired of seeing your son's and daughter's sad eyes because they can't invite friends over or go over for play dates any more because heaven forbid you spread the bugs to their friends house. You are tired of meeting friends at restaurants because you can't have friends over for fear they get bed bugs from your place. It's a sad world and you want to scream, "feel free to get rid of my bed bugs!"
It's a sad day in America when we as a people can't get rid of a tiny bed bug. Sure, you can fumigate or heat treat the bed bugs, that is if you have several thousand dollars to pay, but who in America, especially these days, have that kind of money? A regular bed bug treatment where the pest control company comes out to spray can cost you from five hundred to twelve hundred or more dollars. The problem is two fold, one is there is a strong resistance to the chemical that the bed bug exterminators are using, thank you EPA for making the process of bringing back old chemistry or introducing new chemistry so expensive, and two is you have to have complete cooperation from your neighbors and adjacent apartment dwellers, and how does the eight-five year old lady next door do all that prep work the pest control guys wants done? Well that may be why you still have the bed bugs?
So as I said in the beginning, should we as a society just accept the fact that we will be living with bed bugs forever? Should we as a society become hermits so not to pick up a bed bug in the movie theater or on a plane? Instead, let's start to make some noise and get the EPA and other powers to be involved with process and begin to understand that we are being invaded from the inside out and being beaten at the game. Americans rise up!

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