Pet Bedbug in Bangkok Hotel
Pet Bedbug in Bangkok Hotel
I sprayed a bedbug yesterday with insecticide. I then put in a plastic bag, and the crazy thing is still alive today.
I guess what you cannot kill, you can always make into a pet.
Bangkok Thailand - Southeast Asia
Khao San Road
Thursday, December 27, 2007Andy of HoboTraveler.com
I really do not want to learn about bedbugs. Well, I have learned, they move pretty slow, and if you want to coral them, take a lit light bulb and they will avoid it. Therefore without touching it, you can get it to change directions.
The seem slow to right themselves is you turn them over, in many ways they act like a turtle. I am trying to think of a name. Maybe I can take one them long Thailand girls hairs and make a leash and take it for a walk.
With the widespread use of DDT in the 1940s and '50s, bedbugs all but disappeared from North America in the mid-twentieth century. Infestations remained common in many other parts of the world, however, and in recent years have begun to rebound in North America. Reappearance of bedbugs in North America has presented new challenges for pest control and, without DDT and similarly banned agents, no fully effective treatment is now in use. The industry is only beginning to develop procedures and techniques.
Another reason for their increase is that pest control services more often nowadays use low toxicity gel-based pesticides for control of cockroaches, the most common pest in structures, instead of residual sprays. When residual sprays meant to kill other insects were commonly being used, they resulted in a collateral insecticidal effect on potential bedbug infestations; the gel-based insecticides primarily used nowadays do not have any effect on bedbugs, as they are incapable of feeding on these baits.
The National Pest Management Association, a US advocacy group for pest management professionals(PMPs) conducted a "proactive bed bug public relations campaign" in 2005 and 2006, resulting in increased media coverage of bedbug stories and an increase in business for PCOs, possibly distorting the scale of the increase in bedbug infestations.
If it is necessary to live with bedbugs in the short term, it is possible to create makeshift temporary barriers around a bed. Although bedbugs cannot fly or jump, they have been observed climbing a higher surface in order to then fall to a lower one, such as climbing a wall in order to fall onto a bed. That having been said, barrier strategies nevertheless often have beneficial effects: an elevated bed, for example, can be protected by applying double-sided sticky tape (carpet tape) around each leg, or by keeping each leg on a plastic furniture block in a tray of water. Bed frames can be effectively rid of adult bedbugs and eggs by use of steam or, used with caution, by spraying rubbing alcohol on any visible bugs (although this is not a permanent treatment). Small steam cleaners are available and are very effective for this local treatment. A suspect mattress can be protected by wrapping it in a painter's disposable plastic drop cloth, neatly sealing shut all the seams with packing tape, and putting it on a protected bed after a final visual inspection. Bedding can be sanitized by a 120 °F (49 °C) laundry dryer. Once sanitized, bedding should not be allowed to drape to the floor. An effective way to quarantine a protected bed is to store sanitized sleeping clothes in the bed during the day, and bathing before entering the bed.
Alternative treatments that may actually work better and be more comfortable than wrapping bedding in plastic that would cause sweating would be to encase your mattress and box springs in impermeable bed bug bite proof encasements after a treatment for an infestation. There are many products on the market but only some products have been laboratory tested to be bed bug bite proof. Make sure to check to see that the product you are considering is more than an allergy encasement, but is bed bug bite proof.
Another new treatment that is extremely effective on bed bugs and on even insecticide resistant bed bugs is the new Cryonite treatment. This treatment actually freezes the liquid in the cells of bed bugs and has an effective kill rate even on the hard to kill eggs. Cryonite has been widely used in Europe and Australia and some pest control companies are just now starting to offer this highly effective service that is non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and will not saturate your bedding with chemicals.
Vermin and pets may complicate a barrier strategy. Bedbugs prefer human hosts, but will resort to other warm-blooded hosts if humans are not available, and some species can live up to eighteen months without feeding at all. A co-infestation of mice can provide an auxiliary food source to keep bedbugs established for longer. Likewise, a house cat or human guest might easily defeat a barrier by sitting on a protected bed. Such considerations should be part of any barrier strategy
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Thank You for links, comments.
I now have 4 pet bed bugs.
I keep reading, I think the solution is to put the mattress big airtight bag. I cannot figure out yet is the sun or hot heat will really kiill them. I hope the top link works soon, seems to be down presently.
I will bring water to a boil and put all my clothes inside.
I want to read your PDF book chapters and will continue to study. It appears to me, I will have to put all my luggage in plastic bags and put in the sun. I just do not know how long.
Temperatures That Kill
111o F. to 113o F.; even lower temperatures of 97o F. to 99o F. will kill large numbers of these bugs. Raising the temperature for an hour or so should eliminate most infestations. Use a steam cleaner to steam the cracks and crevices and mattress weekly using only tap water.
Bed bugs are also killed by prolonged exposure to low temperatures (32o F. to 48o F.) Even the eggs die at these temperatures within 30 to 50 days, although adults and nymphs die within hours. So by simply closing off an infested bedroom and leaving it unheated in cold weather can help eradicate any bed bug infestations, as will carbon dioxide fumigation of the mattress and area. Place mattress, springs, bedding, slats and frames directly in the sun or in a plastic "bag" made of heavy visquine and duct taped together with 1# - 3# of dry ice on a paper bag on top of the mattress to "fumigate the critters".
SAVE THE BED BUGS !
Sleep with an American !