July 30, 2016

Thread below the Gardening Thread: Little Bloodsuckers [KT]
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Sometimes, little irritants can seem pretty big.

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Above, a scanning electron micrograph of a bed bug with digitally colorized mouthparts,

Bed bugs have been known as human parasites for thousands of years. At a point in the early 1940s, they were mostly eradicated in the developed world, but have increased in prevalence since 1995, likely due to pesticide resistance, governmental bans on effective pesticides, and international travel. . .

A friend of ours has moved into an apartment a while ago and recently discovered that he has bedbugs. Anybody have some advice or war stories for him? I promised I would ask The Horde.

If you are having bed bug problems of your own, the Colorado State University Extension has a nice, concise summary on bed bugs by an entomologist from the University of Kentucky Department of Agriculture. "Unlike cockroaches that feed on filth, the level of cleanliness has little to do with most bed bug infestations."

The University of Minnesota has declared war with extensive information and a long-ish video in several languages. I don't see a simple solution offered.

This week, Popular Science presesnted news of a possible sweet-smelling control option based on bed bug pheromones. I'm a little surprised that they seem to be just past the "gathering exoskeletons" stage. I had a supervisor years ago whose husband custom-synthesized pheromones in his own little lab. I don't think he got paid for preparing human attractants.

Pheromones seemed like an obvious approach to me when the bed bug problem started to make news. If you are used to thinking about pheromones only in connection with attracting the opposite sex, the bit on nymph pheromones might seem a little creepy. But bedbugs are creepy in general. And I guess biology is sometimes more complicated than I would expect.

Bonus counter-irritant to this week's irritating news, from WebMD: Things that burrow under your skin.

Have a great weekend. Don't let the bed bugs bite.

And remember to read CBD's gun thread below this one.

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1 It's Paul Anka's birthday. Shirts for everyone.

Posted by: Ted K. at July 30, 2016 07:32 AM (aZjnV)

2 HOLY SH!T!
I thought that was Shillary.


Posted by: Bruce at July 30, 2016 07:34 AM (8ikIW)

3 The key to avoiding bed bugs is to only use the bed for recreational purposes.

Posted by: Warren Beatty at July 30, 2016 07:35 AM (3b9U4)

4 HOLY SH!T! I thought that was Shillary. Posted by: Bruce Nah, there's no lipstick smeared on the digitally colorized teeth.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at July 30, 2016 07:36 AM (UPYhp)

5 I have read, but do not know if it is true, that Sevin dust works very well indeed on bedbugs, but they have greatly restricted where you are supposed to be using it, preventing it being recommended for such.

Posted by: Mordineus at July 30, 2016 07:38 AM (Ip/T0)

6 Has the hot air balloon accident been mentioned yet?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 07:38 AM (9mTYi)

7 Has the hot air balloon accident been mentioned yet? Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 12:38 PM (9mTYi) ***** Yes, downstairs.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 30, 2016 07:41 AM (wUFYj)

8 First cucumber (only 2 have sprouted) was very bitter, never has happened before, starting to get tomatoes

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 07:41 AM (bksJQ)

9 Bring back DDT. The ban on DDT was based on lies.

Posted by: Winnie in Arizona at July 30, 2016 07:41 AM (oP/qM)

10 Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, got me again on the below thread. Big dummy I am

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 07:42 AM (bksJQ)

11 Wash every bed item in DDT, never tried it but it will have to work.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 07:44 AM (bksJQ)

12 What's a post about bedbugs without mention of their reproductive process?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at July 30, 2016 07:45 AM (SEXy3)

13 And speaking of gardening and bugs: Welcome to Florida, where we Zika is now in the mosquito population.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at July 30, 2016 07:45 AM (SEXy3)

14 And speaking of gardening and bugs: Welcome to Florida, where we Zika is now in the mosquito population. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse ---------- You're welcome!

Posted by: Rachel Carson at July 30, 2016 07:47 AM (9mTYi)

15 Man, something just flew over my place low and very, very fast. Didn't have a chance to see it, but I've never had that happen before.

Posted by: HH at July 30, 2016 07:47 AM (DrCtv)

16 And speaking of gardening and bugs: Welcome to Florida, where we Zika is now in the mosquito population. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at July 30, 2016 12:45 PM (SEXy3) ***** I'm in GA. That means it will be here within days.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 30, 2016 07:47 AM (wUFYj)

17 As a teenager I saw and heard a sonic boom, not even in the Air Force did I see that. A fighter jet flew over without a sound then after it was gone a a loud boom followed.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 07:51 AM (bksJQ)

18 Hammer: Say, what is this balloon made of? Balloon guy: Nylon. Hammer: Uh... don't you have a big ass open burner right under the balloon? Balloon guy: Yup. Hammer: Isn't Nylon flammable? Balloon guy: Treated with fire retardant. Hammer: Uh, huh. Does that shift the melting point up a thousand degrees? Balloon: [laughs] Nah. Hammer: I'll just wait in the bar.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 07:52 AM (9mTYi)

19 As a teenager I saw and heard a sonic boom, not even in the Air Force did I see that. A fighter jet flew over without a sound then after it was gone a a loud boom followed. Posted by: Skip --------------- Fairly common in the fifties, at least to the extent that no wondered what hell it was.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 07:53 AM (9mTYi)

20 So is that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz' baby pic?

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 30, 2016 07:53 AM (OxsRO)

21 I can honestly say that I have rid my life of bedbugs. It was not easy, or quick, but was relatively cheap. There are some Youtube videos on the subject, and I recommend them. But they want to sell you their products. The easiest/fastest way to kill them is with rubbing alcohol. Get a spray bottle, fill it with rubbing alcohol and add a drop of any kind of liquid soap. The alcohol will kill the bedbugs but you have to spray them directly. One treatment will not be enough: this is a good time to bribe your friends/relatives and give them spray bottles and have a bedbug party. Any clothing can be put in the washer and put on the highest heat setting. Add a bottle of rubbing alcohol. But the best weapon against these things is heat. A clothing steamer is what you need. You need LOTS of steam. It will penetrate the folds, nooks & crannies of your furniture (not just the bed, but everything). If its possible to move, put all your furniture in a rented self-storage place. Find one with a west-facing exposure. Close it up tight and let the Texas sun do the rest. The bedbugs die at 140 degrees F (we do too). If it the winter time, you can purchase a Coleman lantern, camp stove or other source of heat. Light the heat source, set it down and close the door of your storage place. Let the heat build for a day or two, and the bedbugs can't escape it. But it does take a while. I used a chemical pesticide fogger before the heat treatment. This certainly was effective, but I think the lantern was what killed the last of them (and their eggs).

Posted by: Chris Vail at July 30, 2016 07:53 AM (IZ7db)

22 KT, thankfully we've never had to deal with bedbugs, but I do know this: if your friend has them in his/her bed, they have to get rid of the mattress, absolutely. If they don't have them in their mattress, they can buy a protective bag that encases the whole mattress and is supposed to keep the bugs out. I bought ones like that for my girls went they went off to college - I wasn't taking any chances!

Posted by: bluebell at July 30, 2016 07:54 AM (805dc)

23 I'm in GA. That means it will be here within days. Posted by: ManWithNoParty ------------- No you have armadillos in Cobb county yet?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 07:54 AM (9mTYi)

24 Skip, no sonic boom, just this loud roar that started behind me then got really loud as it passed over. Only lasted about 6 seconds.

Posted by: HH at July 30, 2016 07:54 AM (DrCtv)

25 As a teenager I saw and heard a sonic boom, not even in the Air Force did I see that. A fighter jet flew over without a sound then after it was gone a a loud boom followed.
Posted by: Skip


That was probably me. My mom used to make these massive burritos...

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 30, 2016 07:55 AM (OxsRO)

26 Bring back DDT. The ban on DDT was based on lies. Posted by: Winnie in Arizona at July 30, 2016 12:41 PM (oP/qM) Yup....banning DDT has killed more people of color than the Cops, the Bloods or the Crips. BLM should demand it be brought back.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 30, 2016 07:56 AM (ej1L0)

27 No you have armadillos in Cobb county yet? Posted by: Mike Hammer --------- Ooops. 'Do' you have...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 07:58 AM (9mTYi)

28 First cucumber (only 2 have sprouted) was very bitter, never has happened before,
Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 12:41 PM (bksJQ)


Any meteorites land in the vicinity lately?

Posted by: H P Lovecraft at July 30, 2016 07:58 AM (OxsRO)

29 Garden thread up

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 07:59 AM (bksJQ)

30 31 Garden thread up
Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 12:59 PM (bksJQ)


Already?

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 30, 2016 07:59 AM (OxsRO)

31 It's not a bug, it's a feature!

Posted by: Bill Gates at July 30, 2016 07:59 AM (rDxLs)

32 My guess the sonic boom I heard was in 1973

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 08:00 AM (bksJQ)

33
Bedbugs? Phfffffftt! What a wussy parasite.

Posted by: Candiru at July 30, 2016 08:00 AM (LuZz8)

34 What's elevated, physician?

Posted by: Bed Bugs Bunny at July 30, 2016 08:00 AM (rDxLs)

35 Bedbugs? Phfffffftt! What a wussy parasite. Posted by: Candiru This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Pajama Boy at July 30, 2016 08:02 AM (UPYhp)

36 A plague of bedbugs!

Posted by: Pharaoh moans at July 30, 2016 08:04 AM (rDxLs)

37 Bedbugs are disgusting. They stink. We got infested once when I was a kid. They can live in wood, so if they get into wood floors ugh.

Posted by: @votermom at July 30, 2016 08:05 AM (7lVbc)

38 You'll never get me, coppa. Nevah!

Posted by: Bed Bugsy Siegel at July 30, 2016 08:06 AM (H9MG5)

39 Proven bed bug cure: flamethrower

Posted by: @votermom at July 30, 2016 08:07 AM (7lVbc)

40 I prefer cows. Fillet mignon is preferable to human flesh.

Posted by: elitist bedbug at July 30, 2016 08:07 AM (rDxLs)

41 And speaking of gardening and bugs: Welcome to Florida, where we Zika is now in the mosquito population. - Mosquitos: The Democrats of the insect world.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at July 30, 2016 08:07 AM (Nwg0u)

42 Related - we've started seeing spiders (I think I saw 3 in the last two weeks) INSIDE the house. Flamethrower time?

Posted by: @votermom at July 30, 2016 08:08 AM (7lVbc)

43 When I bite a human, I can visualize all of their past memories. Once I bit Harry Reid. I wanted to kill myself.

Posted by: psychic bedbug at July 30, 2016 08:10 AM (rDxLs)

44 If Michael Moore makes it to 105, he will look like that bedbug.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 30, 2016 08:13 AM (rDxLs)

45 When I bite you amigo, is act of love!

Posted by: Jeb Bugs at July 30, 2016 08:17 AM (rDxLs)

46 I was bitten by a radioactive bed bug.

I can't climb walls, am not super strong, don't have any extra special sense or anything.

I just like to stay in bed all day. I suck.



Holy shit... I've been turned into a Democrat!

Posted by: Bed Bug Man at July 30, 2016 08:18 AM (H9MG5)

47 *Calls in napalm strike on thread*

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 30, 2016 08:19 AM (kTF2Z)

48 Good night. Sleep tight. Let the bedbugs bite.

Posted by: subliminally manipulative, poetic bedbug at July 30, 2016 08:21 AM (rDxLs)

49 bluebell at July 30, 2016 12:54 PM

Thanks for the tip!

Posted by: KT at July 30, 2016 08:23 AM (qahv/)

50 Talk about annoying pests. I have in my in box over the last two days four e-mails from Donald Trump and two from his son. Look; I''m going to vote for Trump, but I have no money to give any political campaign right now.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2016 08:23 AM (HXQyP)

51 Chris Vail at July 30, 2016 12:53 PM

Thanks a bunch.  Good to hear a success story. 

Posted by: KT at July 30, 2016 08:26 AM (qahv/)

52 I have a special today: flakes from Hillary's cankles. Only a dollar a pound. Put that in a smoker, that's some good eats! Historic first candidate applewood smoked cankles.

Posted by: bedbug butcher shop at July 30, 2016 08:28 AM (rDxLs)

53 46 Spiders are predators they eat other pos insects that get into your food or clothes. Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 30, 2016 01:12 PM (tL/BP) Which is why I don't usually disturb the occasional spider I see in the house, as long as it's out of the way.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at July 30, 2016 08:29 AM (0mRoj)

54 Spiders it's usually live and let live but one time capturing a spider to let it outside it bit me.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 08:34 AM (bksJQ)

55 It's my understanding that bedbugs not only live in the bed clothes the whole mattress is infected. Pulling it out in the driveway, soaking it in gasoline and lighting it while having a ring of gasoline around it which is lit first to prevent escapes.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 08:37 AM (bksJQ)

56 MisHum side-bar thing on WI election law ruling: interesting. MisHum (or any legal types lurking), it does appear - but is it really the case - that district courts are now basically flouting SCOTUS rulings? Seems this would be a rather gigantic development. And perfectly consistent with judicial lawlessness. I know lower courts are over-ruled by SCOTUS, that's part of the system. But I thought that the lower courts were pretty much obliged to follow SCOTUS rulings on similar cases when they arose. Question might be - are the WI and NC cases similar enough to the IN one that the district courts are in revolt against SCOTUS? Wouldn't surprise me. The infamous 9th Circuit certainly appears to be running wild, specifically banking on a 4-4 SCOTUS to issue horrible decisions and counting on no appeal. I think judicial collapse is the key part of our civic unravelling, and I don't see any prospect of it being limited or fixed (merely establishing temporary majorities of judges with constitutional integrity is not "fixing" it).

Posted by: rhomboid at July 30, 2016 08:37 AM (QDnY+)

57 Talk about annoying pests. I have in my in box over the last two days four e-mails from Donald Trump and two from his son. Look; I''m going to vote for Trump, but I have no money to give any political campaign right now. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2016 01:23 PM (HXQyP) -------------------- Spray them with UNSUBSCRIBE. You'll probably also be getting emails from Mike Pence and various conservative organizations, but diligent unsubscribing should keep the pests to a manageable level.

Posted by: iforgot says God bless Fleegle at July 30, 2016 08:37 AM (5o5ek)

58 Duke Lowell- There are times when something like this does not seem an unreasonable or disproportionate response. https://youtu.be/GKaYOW9zMoY

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 30, 2016 08:38 AM (R4/IJ)

59 Bedbug? Behead bug!

Posted by: itchy ISIS soldier at July 30, 2016 08:38 AM (rDxLs)

60 An acquaintance of my invented the "Bed Bug Baker." http://www.semissourian.com/story/2250124.html

Posted by: olddog in mo [/i] [/s] [/b] [/u] at July 30, 2016 08:43 AM (Dhht7)

61 >>Man, something just flew over my place low and very, very fast. Didn't have a chance to see it, but I've never had that happen before. Posted by: HH Sorry, I've had enough to drink already today I got Broomstick One a little low.

Posted by: Hillary at July 30, 2016 08:44 AM (c7vUv)

62 Recall with great nostalgia the day we borrowed a neighbor's propane-fueled de-icer/weed killer and went to work on an infestation of hornets in one of our outbuildings. Like a thousand little fireflies/embers, as they fell. Fire - The Biblical cleanser.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 30, 2016 08:44 AM (XkElQ)

63 66 Texas, North Carolina, how many states are they going to throw? Election laws being overturned just before an election is disturbing. Democrat it's not voter fraud it's the law; voter fraud. Posted by: gNewt.....don't like Ryan....better call Paul...Nehlen, that is at July 30, 2016 01:44 PM (tL/BP) Meanwhile in CA you can go to the polling place wearing a sombrero, serape, and huiraches (sp?), tying up a burro outside, walk in and claim you're Sven Johannsen, and vote. No problem.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 30, 2016 08:48 AM (SRKgf)

64 "Question might be - are the WI and NC cases similar enough to the IN one that the district courts are in revolt against SCOTUS? " Courts are supposed to follow precedent, especially SCOTUS precedent. A lot of legal reasoning is about identifying the "holding" -- what actually got decided in the precedent, and so is that which must be followed in a similar case. But a new case might be "distinquished" from the precedent because it has meaningfully different facts. The Critical Legal Studies movement (which is related to the Frankfurt School, and hit our major law schools starting in the 1970s) showed that a clever lawyer can often find enough factual differences to sidestep precedent. The result is that law is just politics by other means. Another

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 30, 2016 08:51 AM (bQxkN)

65 Ooops. 'Do' you have... Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 30, 2016 12:58 PM (9mTYi) **** They have been here for 3 or 4 years now.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at July 30, 2016 08:51 AM (wUFYj)

66 I've been cleaning out the garage and vacuumed up probably a thousand spiders or more with a shop vac. I aint opening that thing for at least 2 weeks. It's full of cobwebs and live spiders. It must some kind of creepy hell in there.

Posted by: freaked at July 30, 2016 08:53 AM (BO/km)

67 And then come back and claim you're Thanh Nguyen. ....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 30, 2016 08:53 AM (XkElQ)

68 "Recall with great nostalgia the day we borrowed a neighbor's propane-fueled de-icer/weed killer and went to work on an infestation of hornets in one of our outbuildings. " Burn any of the buildings down?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 30, 2016 08:53 AM (9ym/8)

69 Bedbug, man! Jack Klugman. Paul Krugman. Lennon be the Eggman, I be the thugman!

Posted by: hiphop bedbug at July 30, 2016 08:54 AM (rDxLs)

70 Virginia and some other state is going to crawl over broken glass to get felons to vote to get Hillary in. Your a convicted criminal? Hillary was almost one To! Vote Clinton/Kane 2016

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 08:54 AM (bksJQ)

71 Sucked up bees once in a shop vac and forgot it a few days, never did that again.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 08:55 AM (bksJQ)

72 I work in a library. We had an emergency closure due to bedbugs once. But most libraries just manage by spot treating and swapping out furniture. Lesson: never sit on soft cushioned furniture at the library. Always seek out wooden furniture or furniture that has less cushions and covering.

Posted by: Some guy at July 30, 2016 08:56 AM (QCc6B)

73 RK - No, despite our best efforts.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 30, 2016 08:56 AM (XkElQ)

74 Ok, I'm done trying to inject some life into this thread. I guess the horde just hates bedbugs. This thread hasn't even broken 100 yet. That is a shame and a disgrace.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 30, 2016 08:58 AM (rDxLs)

75

It's too hot to go back outside. When's the pet thread due? I've got a pet story.

Posted by: freaked at July 30, 2016 09:01 AM (BO/km)

76 78 Ok, I'm done trying to inject some life into this thread. I guess the horde just hates bedbugs. This thread hasn't even broken 100 yet. That is a shame and a disgrace. Posted by: Yuimetal at July 30, 2016 01:58 PM (rDxLs) Well it's gross. Bedbugs are the worst.

Posted by: @votermom at July 30, 2016 09:03 AM (7lVbc)

77 Bedbugs??? EAT LEAD, BUGS!!!

Posted by: Wayne LaPierre at July 30, 2016 09:03 AM (rDxLs)

78 I prefer bedbugs to sledbugs, and both to the huge influx of Syrian "elves" who are too lazy to make any toys, and keep stealing my milk and cookies while groping Mrs. Claus.

Posted by: Santa Claus at July 30, 2016 09:06 AM (rDxLs)

79 And, in the Big Brass Balls Category, from NBC, an article titled "Could Candidate Donald Trump Be Denied National Security Briefings?"

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 30, 2016 09:07 AM (3hIZX)

80 Votermom - Yeah, they're pretty foul. But so are leeches and ticks and all manner of nasty bloodsuckers. And centipedes. I'd torch a house if it had an infestation of those demonic creepy-crawlies.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 30, 2016 09:10 AM (XkElQ)

81 HOLY SH!T! I thought that was Shillary. Posted by: Bruce at July 30, 2016 12:34 PM (8ikIW) Well, the Democrat party is the party of parasites. Perhaps they should replace the Donkey logo with a bedbug. Or a leech. Or a brain eating amoeba.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 30, 2016 09:15 AM (rDxLs)

82 And, in the Big Brass Balls Category, from NBC, an article titled "Could Candidate Donald Trump Be Denied National Security Briefings?" Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 30, 2016 02:07 PM (3hIZX) I don't know how the fuck they allow Fredo to get briefings....but on the other hand he never attends out listens so what the fuck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 30, 2016 09:17 AM (Ozsfq)

83 Hung out at the DNC last week. Damn near starved to death.

Posted by: Brain Eating Amoeba at July 30, 2016 09:19 AM (kTF2Z)

84 I was at the bank and every woman working there thought she was a gladiator wearing those stupid shoes.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 30, 2016 09:21 AM (iQIUe)

85 And, in the Big Brass Balls Category, from NBC, an article titled "Could Candidate Donald Trump Be Denied National Security Briefings?" Posted by: Mr. Peebles Why would that be? You'd think such briefings would only be denied to someone who'd done something like allow hostile foreign powers to hack secrets from her unsecure, illegal email server. You know, someone who demonstrated how irresponsible and stupid they were.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 30, 2016 09:21 AM (rDxLs)

86 Just got back from visiting my mom in the Nursing home and saw an old man with a USS New Jersey cap who had his 2 granddaughters visiting him. Went over to say hello.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 30, 2016 09:24 AM (Ozsfq)

87 I was at the bank and every woman working there thought she was a gladiator wearing those stupid shoes. Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 30, 2016 02:21 PM (iQIUe) Those sandals with all the straps? Those look awesome. Right up there with sexy man lingerie.

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 30, 2016 09:26 AM (rDxLs)

88 Strangely, I reel a need to gargle.

Posted by: Hillary! at July 30, 2016 09:27 AM (97XyN)

89 There is a shirt with Hillary sporting Joker makeup, saying "What difference does it make?" But it's sold out. Shit. That was funny

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 30, 2016 09:33 AM (rDxLs)

90 I'm looking at news about the ballon crash. Did the basket catch fire before it crashed into the power lines? The pic on Drudge makes it look like it was way up in the air.

Posted by: freaked at July 30, 2016 09:35 AM (BO/km)

91 Those sandals with all the straps? Those look awesome. Right up there with sexy man lingerie. Posted by: Yuimetal at July 30, 2016 02:26 PM (rDxLs) ========= They look as painful as the sexy man lingerie.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 30, 2016 09:39 AM (iQIUe)

92
   If you've vacuumed a bunch of insects into ANY type vac, simplest solution is to get an aerosol can, turn the device on and give them a 5 second inhalation of spray.  Then shut it down and wait overnight.

    Works every time.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 30, 2016 09:42 AM (X35Yt)

93 I have a theory that when Democrats select "historic first" candidates, they intentionally choose shitty candidates like Obama and Hillary. This is so Republicans will naturally balk at supporting them, and then Democrats can say, "that's because you're racist/sexist!"

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 30, 2016 09:43 AM (rDxLs)

94 @votermom at July 30, 2016 02:03 PM

We got some good information in the comments to help those plagued by these disgusting creatures.  Other than that, it is understandable that people would be repelled by the subject. 

Heh. 

Posted by: KT at July 30, 2016 09:43 AM (qahv/)

95 The first sonic boom that I experienced, I thought a car hit my house!

Posted by: scrood at July 30, 2016 09:45 AM (3b9U4)

96 Irongramps- only overnight is my point from above, not a week later.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 09:48 AM (bksJQ)

97 Freaked - Been trying all day to get the names. I had a premonition yesterday - probably nothing, I know - but I'll be more at ease once the names are out.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 30, 2016 09:50 AM (WFi1c)

98 We got some good information in the comments to help those plagued by these disgusting creatures. Other than that, it is understandable that people would be repelled by the subject. But enough about Syrian refugees...

Posted by: Yuimetal at July 30, 2016 09:51 AM (rDxLs)

99 >>>78 Ok, I'm done trying to inject some life into this thread. I guess the horde just hates bedbugs. This thread hasn't even broken 100 yet. That is a shame and a disgrace. Posted by: Yuimetal at July 30, 2016 01:58 PM (rDxLs) Ya done good.

Posted by: m at July 30, 2016 09:53 AM (/7Lfc)

100 Doggie day thread is up. But I guess we can still talk about cats

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 09:55 AM (bksJQ)

101 Ugh, John Walsh DOJ Colorado is resigning. Must be getting ready for a judicial appt. Dont care or him. He refused to prosecute 3 minors who traveled overseas with the intent to join ISIS bc they were minors. Sorry, but even in if you are a minor if you have no morals, the hell with you.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 30, 2016 09:57 AM (iQIUe)

102 Oh, shit! The 3 little assholes are still jihadized per their tumbler accounts. Why do they even have tumbler accounts?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 30, 2016 10:01 AM (iQIUe)

103 Trump +1 to Hillary +6 in three days...due to polling massage

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gvk5lrr

Honestly, I'm not sure what distinction people are drawing between 'neither' and 'other', but it's apparently enough to bump the results.

Posted by: Methos, AoSHQ commenter since 2006, now apperently nonvoting democrat at July 30, 2016 10:23 AM (3Liv/)

104 Hillary motorcade sighting by a co-worker yesterday, she's traveling around Pa the next couple days I guess.

Posted by: Skip at July 30, 2016 10:46 AM (bksJQ)

105 Bedbugs can be a nightmare. I know because I lived through it. But we managed to get rid of an infestation without hiring an exterminator. First of all, we purchased diatomaceous earth, which works on them by shredding their evil little exoskeletons. We sprayed this around, taking care not to inhale it, around the bedroom where they were feasting on us. Then we purchased a metal bed coated with a shiny paint because the bugs cannot climb it if they fall off the bed. I washed all the bedding and dried it, plus I encased the mattress with a special casing that they cannot escape. Now when I travel, I use fabric bags that can be washed in the machine, and I use a metal folding rack so that the bugs can't come home with me.

Posted by: Nana at July 30, 2016 11:06 AM (oFtuc)

106 I travel a lot for work and found bb's on me twice in two diferent hotels and found bites another time. Apparently, you can have a delayed reaction for a few days. Itchy as hell. Left my luggage in the carport and hosed it down with raid, then washed everything in hot water, followed by a hot dryer.

Posted by: willy at July 30, 2016 11:21 AM (NHpjb)

107 FTSB - Judges keep coming at Gov. Scott Walker I looked this judge James D. Peterson up and, of course, appointed by the SCoaMF. The weird thing to me is that 40 Republican voted against cloture on his nomination, but then at least 14 turned around and voted to confirm him. I thought the liars usually did their treachery the other way round. Does no one here know how to play this game?!

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at July 30, 2016 12:27 PM (rwI+c)

108 More great anti-bedbug tips!  Thanks. 

Posted by: KT at July 30, 2016 12:59 PM (qahv/)

109 I wonder if placing the bed legs in slickery, shiny metal cups would work as well as the sticky traps they talk about? 

Of course, you wouldn't know if bedbugs were coming at you from elsewhere in the room. 

Posted by: KT at July 30, 2016 01:02 PM (qahv/)

110 Heat...that's what kills the little fuckers.

Work for a property management company...that's how we kill em'.


Posted by: Portnoy at July 30, 2016 01:23 PM (e8zbz)

111 I wonder if placing the bed legs in slickery, shiny metal cups would work as well as the sticky traps they talk about? Of course, you wouldn't know if bedbugs were coming at you from elsewhere in the room. I don't know if the metal cups would work for keeping bedbugs from crawling up onto the bed...maybe. The main thing to remember is that they can't climb polished metal. But in addition to stopping them from climbing the bed and trapping them in the mattress (which is where they probably live), you may still have a problem if their nest is actually in a wooden bed that has crevices large enough to shelter them. That's why I recommend getting a metal bed if possible and spreading the diatomaceous earth or bug spray on it as well.

Posted by: Nana at July 30, 2016 01:36 PM (oFtuc)

112 One of us travels extensively and the bedbugs no doubt came in with the luggage. They were clustered in the kitchen near the door to the garage and in our master bath and bedroom. The house, including the mattresses, were treated by a pro twice-- the first treatment knocked the live ones back, but the second treatment was needed when the eggs hatched. All of the sheets and towels were washed in hot water, probably with a lice treatment. However, the ordeal didn't end until I treated them myself. Their habit is to crawl about 3-4' high in the corners of rooms and into tight spots in woodworking and blinds to lay eggs. When I sprayed the crevice of the window, doorway, and baseboard molding, and the blinds, they came running out in mass and died. It required a few treatments over the course of their reproductive cycle. The ordeal took about 3-4 weeks, but their population declined with each treatment. It took months for us to get over the heebie-jeebies, though.

Posted by: therealobladoblada at July 30, 2016 02:20 PM (WVxCU)

113 My mother's house  has (has?  are they ever really gone?) a bedbug infestation, presumably picked up when she was at a rehab center post ICU.  All I'm going to say is, you don't EVER EVER EVER want one of these.  Nightmare.  I won't sleep overnight again, and I change my clothing when I leave (put it in a garbage bag and run it through a high-temp dryer for an hour).

Complete and utter paranoia. 

I don't even want to say more, but believe me, there's a lot more to be told.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue Depressor at July 30, 2016 02:26 PM (NTqvt)

114 Koch PAC is a hollow Wooden Horse. Ryan is demanding the Koch Horse be called an Elephant. Voters will determine if Palin is Cassandra or Hector.

Posted by: conspiracy nut at July 30, 2016 02:52 PM (CRXed)

115 Bedbugs?  And just when I was thinking the chemo for a sarcoma of the head was enough to violate my weekend....

Posted by: setnaffa at July 30, 2016 03:13 PM (jl6Ly)

116 setnaffa, my brother was coping with chemo AND bedbugs at the same time.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue Depressor at July 30, 2016 03:33 PM (NTqvt)

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