What should be done about bed bugs?

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Question by whitley c:
What should be done about bed bugs?

I live in an apartment in Kentucky with my two kids and husband. I recently spotted bed bugs on my bed and it freaked me out. The bed bugs have been on the news and they say they are getting bad. My apartment complex owner said tha they cant do anything about it what am I supposed to do? I cant afford to buy new matresses or anything?? What can I do and should the apartment owner be responsible?

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Answer by Becca
You need to find out what the laws are in Kentucky on what the apartments have to pay for. Aslo you need to get a bug company there fast one way or the other. Bed bugs are not something you need. I had a friend who had to help her sister and it was a long process in getting rid of them and she did have to get new beds. So if nothing else call a bug company and ask what they think and do the research on renters rights in your state.

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jean ann j February 17, 2011 at 3:47 am

After vacuuming the mattress and the whole bed putting mattress covers on the mattresses will protect the mattresses. You can get them from places like Target. They will need to stay on for a year. The bugs can go for a year with out eating. Getting something that kills bed bugs and putting it along the base boards and where you see them can kill them. The bugs can go from apartment to apartment through the walls, meaning the base boards. The bugs hide during the day in places like in side the walls and closets and in the edges of the carpet. They come out at night.
The strongest rubbing alcohol that you can buy will kill the bugs and is good for the bites.
Your clothes and things in the closets will need to be put in sealed plastic bags and closed containers.
The eggs are hard to get rid of. The apartment will need to be treated 2-3 times.
Moving the beds away from the walls will help. Placing some fabric softener sheets around the legs of the bed can keep them from crawling up the legs.
Vacuuming a lot will pick up bugs.
http://www.ehow.com type in how to get rid of bed bugs.


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