Over the Garden Fence - Gardening Forums

Bed Bugs

Pull up a chair and grab a cup of Java for a cozy chat about what's on your mind and what's happening in your neck of the woods. This is a strictly for fun non-gardening topics.

Bed Bugs

Postby Durgan » Dec 23, 2012 4:49 pm

A friend's wife works in a local chain motel. It was told to me that bed bugs are a constant hassle. It is necessqry to be constantly decontaminating the rooms. No hotel room is immune from the most luxurious to the least so. New York is seriously infested as are most major cities in North America. To eliminate from a home can be an expensive procedure and often not wholly effective. I suggest the use of diatomaceous earth as a precaution. It is reaily available from Seed and Feed Farm Stores. It must be food grade, not pool grade to be effective.


http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/public ... edbug.html
Bed bugs typically are active at night and hide during the daytime. Being very flat, they are able to find a wide variety of places in which to hide. Typical hiding places include beneath loose flooring, behind loose wallpaper, inside box springs, in mattresses, and in upholstered furniture. One common hiding place in hotel rooms is behind bed headboards that are fastened to the wall and another is behind moldings just above the floor. Bed bugs also hide behind electric switch plates and inside appliances. However, sites that have surfaces consisting of plaster, stone, and metal typically do not harbor bed bugs.

http://www.earthworkshealth.com/get-rid-of-bed-bugs.php DIATOMACEOUS EARTH FOR BED BUGS
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?FCWDO 6 January 2012 Garden Dust Sprayer.
Garden dust Sprayer was received today and test operated using diatomaceous earth. It is advertised for powders and liquids. My use is primarily for powders. The unit was tested for operation for about ten minutes and performed to expectations. It is well made and the powder jet worked well in all orientations. It will be used during the growing season on cabbages and brussels sprouts and various garden plants as determined. Coverage appears to be possible for all areas compared to the limited hand method of dispersal. This is the one purchased. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WZUEN Earthway Spritzer Duster Sprayer
Zone 5 Brantford,ON
http://durgan.org/2011/
User avatar
Durgan
 
Posts: 1194
Joined: Sep 28, 2007 9:33 pm
Location: Brantford, ON Canada

Re: Bed Bugs

Postby CdnChelsea » Dec 24, 2012 12:11 am


I'm feeling itching just from reading the post.

Yikes!

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth
are never alone or weary of life" ~ Rachel Carson
User avatar
CdnChelsea
 
Posts: 1106
Joined: Nov 06, 2010 11:26 pm

Re: Bed Bugs

Postby Lizcordysmum » Dec 24, 2012 7:47 pm

I cannot bear the thought.

Reports from both Toronto and Vancouver, that the LIBRARIES are infested with bedbugs...and as you all know, I'm a voracious reader of library books. I am not going to order any more from libraries away from here...and will pray that ours stay clear.
Cordy's Mum, Liz
Rain Coast, BC Zone 7b/8a


Nae words, nae quarrel
User avatar
Lizcordysmum
 
Posts: 5587
Joined: Nov 14, 2006 2:17 pm
Location: Wet Coast, BC Zone 7b, 8a.


Return to Over the Garden Fence

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron

Follow Style At Home Online

Facebook Activity

Contests

Latest Contests

more contests