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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 May '14 12:52
    http://phys.org/news/2014-05-bedbug-household-items-video.html

    We have had bed bug attacks in the past and they are difficult to eradicate but this simple trap takes care of them better than chemicals!
  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    22 May '14 06:29
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2014-05-bedbug-household-items-video.html

    We have had bed bug attacks in the past and they are difficult to eradicate but this simple trap takes care of them better than chemicals!
    The way I understood it is that this is a cheap way to find out if you have bed bugs. I don't see where it says that you can eradicate them by this method.
  3. 22 May '14 06:39
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    The way I understood it is that this is a cheap way to find out if you have bed bugs. I don't see where it says that you can eradicate them by this method.
    If you just have a few they fall into your trap.
    But you cannot eradicate them if the infestation is massive.
    If you have bed bugs but not notice them, what's the problem?
    But if you have some bites and want to know for sure if it's bugs, then the method works well.
    ...according to the video.
  4. 22 May '14 09:38
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    If you just have a few they fall into your trap.
    But you cannot eradicate them if the infestation is massive.
    If you have bed bugs but not notice them, what's the problem?
    But if you have some bites and want to know for sure if it's bugs, then the method works well.
    ...according to the video.
    But even if you don't notice them, do you really not mind the idea of loads of parasitic insects feeding on your blood every night? I personally would mind.
  5. 22 May '14 11:57
    Originally posted by humy
    But even if you don't notice them, do you really not mind the idea of loads of parasitic insects feeding on your blood every night? I personally would mind.
    I mind too, I do. Especially when they leave itchy bite marks after the night sleep.

    But haven't we already parasitic small things on our body here and there? They certainly don't bother us, most of us don't even know we have them.
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 May '14 13:17
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    I mind too, I do. Especially when they leave itchy bite marks after the night sleep.

    But haven't we already parasitic small things on our body here and there? They certainly don't bother us, most of us don't even know we have them.
    Well, besides that, we are a floating bag of bacteria also, good bacteria in our guts and such. Besides the plethora of viruses, parasites and bad bacteria on the outside. We all have mites too tiny to see, mites:

    http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcmites.htm
  7. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    22 May '14 17:51
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Well, besides that, we are a floating bag of bacteria also, good bacteria in our guts and such. Besides the plethora of viruses, parasites and bad bacteria on the outside. We all have mites too tiny to see, mites:

    http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcmites.htm
    Very depressing thought.
  8. 22 May '14 20:43 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Well, besides that, we are a floating bag of bacteria also, good bacteria in our guts and such. Besides the plethora of viruses, parasites and bad bacteria on the outside. We all have mites too tiny to see, mites:

    http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcmites.htm
    I guess not much we can do about many of the very small ones ( like dust mites ) we don't normally see.