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   The top ten cities to get bedbugs. Avoid staying in Chicago at all costs

19 Jan 2013 02:57 AM   |   7664 clicks   |   ABC
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fusillade762     
What were bedbugs called before we had beds?

19 Jan 2013 02:08 AM
Valeriyance     

fusillade762: What were bedbugs called before we had beds?


A light snack between friends or lovers?

19 Jan 2013 03:03 AM
Dumb-Ass-Monkey    [TotalFark]  
Avoid staying in Chicago at all costs

seems like good advice in general.

19 Jan 2013 03:06 AM
Candygram for Mongo     

fusillade762: What were bedbugs called before we had beds?


Interestingly, they were always called bedbugs and beds are named after them.

19 Jan 2013 03:07 AM
Huck And Molly Ziegler     
Actually, it's the top 50 cities, and I'm pleased that I live in none of them.

I learn from the list, therefore, that bedbugs are not found in small towns. They must have a low tolerance for boredom.

19 Jan 2013 03:08 AM
Badgers     

Candygram for Mongo: fusillade762: What were bedbugs called before we had beds?

Interestingly, they were always called bedbugs and beds are named after them.


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19 Jan 2013 03:08 AM
MurphyMurphy     
I tried to warn people when they stopped 'sleeping tight'.

I said: "this loose sleeping will lead to no good!"
I said it 100 times.

And look what happened; the bed bugs were permitted to bite.

You liberals that cast aside the sage advise of our conservative bedtime rhymes, you made this bed and now we all have to sleep in it.

Think I'm wrong? It's no coincidence that Obama's CHICAGO is at the top of the list. Chicago is notorious for it's loose sleeping liberals.

19 Jan 2013 03:09 AM
TheDeathMerchant     
I live in Chicago.

I have never ever seen a bedbug.

I'm serious.

19 Jan 2013 03:09 AM
ArtosRC     
I've lived in four, twenty-three, and thirty-nine. I've never seen a bedbug.

I feel itchy, though.

19 Jan 2013 03:14 AM
SN1987a goes boom     
{ctrl+c "cities I've lived in/visited} Oh thank God.

19 Jan 2013 03:19 AM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

TheDeathMerchant: I live in Chicago.

I have never ever seen a bedbug.

I'm serious.


NO ONE
is EVER ALLOWED in my house again
EVER

just what I need is some ASSHOLE with bedbugs to be too embarrassed to say anything and then track them into my house
farkKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK KKKKKKKKKK

19 Jan 2013 03:21 AM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Actually, it's the top 50 cities, and I'm pleased that I live in none of them.


SN1987a goes boom: {ctrl+c "cities I've lived in/visited} Oh thank God.


What rocks have you been living under? I have lived in at least four of those in the top 30, and visited maybe half of the others.

I'm shocked that Vegas is so low.

/never had bedbugs, never will... the key is to throw out old pillows, and never buy from thrift shops

19 Jan 2013 03:25 AM
Begoggle     

TheDeathMerchant: I live in Chicago.

I have never ever seen a bedbug.

I'm serious.


Well most people haven't.
Before this recent epidemic, most people thought they didn't exist.

19 Jan 2013 03:31 AM
owlie     
Wow, a list of something bad and Philadelphia's not on it. This is a proud day.

19 Jan 2013 03:37 AM
Derek313     

owlie: Wow, a list of something bad and Philadelphia's not on it. This is a proud day.


Philly is number 51.....

19 Jan 2013 03:45 AM
Insurgent     
i use alcohol to control bed bugs. and only for that purpose alone.

19 Jan 2013 03:47 AM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  

Insurgent: i use alcohol to control bed bugs. and only for that purpose alone.


BS. We all know you get them drunk to take advantage of them. How many bastard bedbug babies do you have?

19 Jan 2013 03:51 AM
TommyymmoT     
I live in 2 of the places on that list, and still, I have never seen a bedbug in my entire pretty much long life.

19 Jan 2013 03:51 AM
dickfreckle     

owlie: Wow, a list of something bad and Philadelphia's not on it. This is a proud day.


Ditto...New Orleans. We usually rank in any study denoting anything bad.

/briefly lived in Philly

19 Jan 2013 04:00 AM
SN1987a goes boom     

HotWingAgenda: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Actually, it's the top 50 cities, and I'm pleased that I live in none of them.

SN1987a goes boom: {ctrl+c "cities I've lived in/visited} Oh thank God.

What rocks have you been living under? I have lived in at least four of those in the top 30, and visited maybe half of the others.

I'm shocked that Vegas is so low.

/never had bedbugs, never will... the key is to throw out old pillows, and never buy from thrift shops


Kansas City and Austin.

19 Jan 2013 04:05 AM
ModernLuddite     
Never rent an apartment in Edmonton, AB. That's all I gotta say.

//We've also got an STD and cocaine problem.
///It's a classy city.

19 Jan 2013 04:07 AM
Insurgent     

HotWingAgenda: Insurgent: i use alcohol to control bed bugs. and only for that purpose alone.

BS. We all know you get them drunk to take advantage of them. How many bastard bedbug babies do you have?


i tried to get them drunk once but they told me i drink too much and it was a turn-off. sigh

19 Jan 2013 04:17 AM
zerkalo     

owlie: Wow, a list of something bad and Philadelphia's not on it. This is a proud day.


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Oh Happy Day!

19 Jan 2013 04:20 AM
balisane     
Ugh. This is the reason there is not a single upholstered chair left in any public area on my campus. They found bedbugs in one seating area in one building, and Whoosh. Gone within a week.

Not at all complaining, mind. Brrr.

19 Jan 2013 04:34 AM
Mike Chewbacca     

HotWingAgenda: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Actually, it's the top 50 cities, and I'm pleased that I live in none of them.

SN1987a goes boom: {ctrl+c "cities I've lived in/visited} Oh thank God.

What rocks have you been living under? I have lived in at least four of those in the top 30, and visited maybe half of the others.

I'm shocked that Vegas is so low.

/never had bedbugs, never will... the key is to throw out old pillows, and never buy from thrift shops


That's because in Vegas they just burn the sheets.

19 Jan 2013 04:34 AM
FDR Jones     
you've never seen them because they're tiny

19 Jan 2013 04:36 AM
HaywoodJablonski     
Fark this thread

/I'll be back

19 Jan 2013 05:02 AM
my herniated disc     

ModernLuddite: Never rent an apartment in Edmonton, AB. That's all I gotta say.

//We've also got an STD and cocaine problem.
///It's a classy city.


its almost as classy as fort mac!

19 Jan 2013 05:03 AM
illannoyin     

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Avoid staying in Chicago at all costs

seems like good advice in general.


Absolutely.

19 Jan 2013 05:08 AM
FatalDischarge     

FDR Jones: you've never seen them because they're tiny


No. You can see them and the literal shiat they leave behind.

The key is knowing where they are coming from and taking the proper actions. I know this because it happened to me. It turns out the were crawling in to the laundry basket from the laundry room. Only a few at a time. They were not coming in through the wall via baseboards, outlets and whatnot. If that was the case, then yes, it would have been worse.
Also, do not give into media hype. It's not that bad and I live in the #4 city.

19 Jan 2013 05:10 AM
SuperT     
I live in cincinnati. They aren't that bad. I have none in my house, and have seen 1 ever.

19 Jan 2013 05:26 AM
Friction8r    [TotalFark]  
So what? Ya get bit by a bedbug! ZOMG. Big deal. Spider, gnat, flea, chigger, mosquito...you're gonna get bit by something. What's this freakish paranoia with bebugs? And oh yeah, how are those gamma rays treatin ya?

/Yeah,I know your footlong is only 11 inches.

19 Jan 2013 06:09 AM
T.rex     
what an official sounding list.... (sarcastic).

All it really shows is what city Orkin has the most business going. Maybe in another city, they don't use Orkin, or maybe they don't use anybody..

19 Jan 2013 06:10 AM
MayoSlather     
It finally happened. A list of cities with a negative attribute and not a Florida city to be found in the top 20. As a Floridian I can say this is my proudest moment.

19 Jan 2013 06:19 AM
upndn     
Farking bed bugs. I dealt with them one time a couple years ago. It took me a week of getting bit in my sleep to realize what the fark was causing it.

This wasn't in any city but rather out in the country where there were more cows than people.

19 Jan 2013 06:26 AM
ImaDoormat     
I had never experienced bedbugs until late last year. It was on a trip to Washington DC, and I stayed in a very cheap hotel. You could tell that this was not a place you should stay in, but it was late and I didnt have much of a choice (other than sleep in the car).

From Chicago - no experience with them before so didnt think I should check the bed for signs.

Got bit up and had an allergic reaction.

Always always always check for signs before sleeping in a strange place. Its not hard to tell.

19 Jan 2013 06:39 AM
Keizer_Ghidorah     
You think bedbugs are bad? Better pray you never have to deal with a Painis Cupcake.

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He will eat you.

19 Jan 2013 07:00 AM
jeaux65     
Kansas City was not on the list...

WE WIN!

19 Jan 2013 07:35 AM
born_yesterday     

FatalDischarge: FDR Jones: you've never seen them because they're tiny

No. You can see them and the literal shiat they leave behind.

The key is knowing where they are coming from and taking the proper actions. I know this because it happened to me. It turns out the were crawling in to the laundry basket from the laundry room. Only a few at a time. They were not coming in through the wall via baseboards, outlets and whatnot. If that was the case, then yes, it would have been worse.
Also, do not give into media hype. It's not that bad and I live in the #4 city.


In my last apartment building, the apartment next door had a steady flux of temporary residents. I flipped when I found bedbugs in my sheets. Took all the steps to get rid of them (washing EVERYTHING, getting everything sprayed by the exterminator). I was lucky; they never got into my furniture, so it didn't have to be replaced. The exterminator told me the neighbors had done nothing to prepare for the spraying, and there were smashed bedbugs everywhere on the walls. I kept everything wrapped up in bags or stored in lidded plastic bins until I moved out a couple months later. Seemed like forever. Thank God they didn't follow me; even the though of them now gives me the willies.

/Hey, why are there flecks of blood on my pillows and sheets?

19 Jan 2013 07:41 AM
ptr2void     
As someone typing from a hotel room in Chicago, I am NOT getting a kick...

19 Jan 2013 07:44 AM
cosmiquemuffin    [TotalFark]  
Surprised Vegas isn't higher up.

19 Jan 2013 07:58 AM
SweetSaws     
I got the little motherfarkers while livin in SF.

19 Jan 2013 08:28 AM
Tanthalas39     

FatalDischarge: FDR Jones: you've never seen them because they're tiny

No. You can see them and the literal shiat they leave behind.

The key is knowing where they are coming from and taking the proper actions. I know this because it happened to me. It turns out the were crawling in to the laundry basket from the laundry room. Only a few at a time. They were not coming in through the wall via baseboards, outlets and whatnot. If that was the case, then yes, it would have been worse.
Also, do not give into media hype. It's not that bad and I live in the #4 city.


This is media hype?

19 Jan 2013 08:34 AM
NeoBad     
I am surprised D.C. isn't number one...don't they bug every room there?

19 Jan 2013 09:33 AM
Girion47     
I lived in DC for 5 years. When I first moved there I lived in downtown Fairfax. shiat hole apartments, Layton Hall. Anyways, while living there we had roaches, bed bugs, a mold covered ceiling, gang-members looking for prior residences and all other sorts of fun things.

Got rid of the roaches with boric acid...it works, 100%, every time. When we broke our lease after living there for 3 months we tossed a recliner and our mattress, all the other furniture went with us, on the way out the door I had a bucket with a borax/water mixture that I wiped everything down with. We didn't have any recurrence of roaches or bedbugs at the next place in Chantilly.

/CSB
//Boric acid works, they can't gain immunity to it, and it doesn't hurt humans.

19 Jan 2013 10:45 AM
PC LOAD LETTER    [TotalFark]  
In before anyone says "DDT is the only way":

Bedbugs have been DDT resistant since the 1940s

19 Jan 2013 11:15 AM
Johnsnownw     
I had a bedbug infestation while living in university housing in Scotland. They had pest control come twice, to spray my sub-200 sq ft room. It didn't seem to do much of anything, there were still tons of them. They did say I had the worst infestation they had ever come across...lucky me.

Anyway, I decided to take matters into my own hands, as the University wouldn't let me change rooms longer than it took the spray to dissipate. I did a little research and purchased pyrethin spray and powder. This is a natural chemical extracted from chrysanthemum flowers.

I didn't buy it because it was natural, I could care less, but the information I found indicated it worked really well. Before I sprayed my entire room with the stuff, I wanted to make sure it worked. So I turned off the lights in my room for about 30 min, went back in, and found a bedbug on my wall. Sprayed that fuker one time, and it died instantly.

Anyway, it took one application with the powder being spread along the floor at the base of each wall, and the spray being used everywhere else. Never saw them again, and since I lived there for another 2.5 months afterwards, I think I can say that I wiped them out.

This wasn't the brand, but it's the same thing.

http://www.bedbugsupply.com/jt-eaton- kills-bed-bugs-spray.html

/You're welcome

19 Jan 2013 11:40 AM
snocone    [TotalFark]  
Chicago?
Open the windows this week and let the Global Warming do 'em.

I live in Minneapolis. When I travel, I leave my suitcase in the trunk for a few days. Works winter and summer.

19 Jan 2013 11:45 AM
ChicagoKev     

Johnsnownw: I did a little research and purchased pyrethin spray and powder. This is a natural chemical extracted from chrysanthemum flowers.

Pyrethin works great on insects, one of the most effective and long-lasting ways to eliminate infestations.

If you have cats or fish (and to a lesser extent, dogs), avoid Pyrethrin & pyrethroids, or utilize extreme caution when and where you use it, it is toxic. As in, dead pets.

It's not clear whether these insecticides have long term effects in humans, some studies suggest they are neurotoxic in all mammals. Toxicity symptoms in humans include respiratory issues, headache, nausea, incoordination, tremors, convulsions, facial flushing and swelling, and burning and itching sensations. There are suggestions that exposure, especially to unborn infants, lowers IQ.

19 Jan 2013 11:54 AM
aevert     
Don't worry, Skymall is here to help. Link

19 Jan 2013 12:42 PM
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