|What triggered me to write this webpage?|
|I am an ex-sufferer of bed bugs from around Dec 2008 to Dec 2009 and I know exactly how you feel if you are a victim of this creature bedbug-> BB.|
|I couldn't sleep well for more than solid 12 months! And belive me, its really a terrible and demoralised feeling.|
|Almost went into depression as I can't go around telling friends my home has BBs and at the same time telling them not to come.|
|Waking up at ~1am to 3am to check for bedbugs every morning before going for work, tired and fearful about the next morning.|
|Threw away furnitures and bought steam cleaner, spraying insecticides, expensive lotions and powders. Nothing worked at all.|
|I 've went to homes of friends and foreigners, noticed there still are many unaware of this BB problem.|
|Not surprising to me, as I also didn't knew abt BB until I got it. This BB problem surfaced mainly due to increase of human traffic.|
|Hence, I decided to set up this webpage to assist victimes of BBs to make an informed decision on managing & getting rid of BBs.|
|Hope this help you to settle your problem fast.|
|LINKS: [BB Smoke Bomb][Biology] [Feeding Habits] [SG Newspapers Cuttings ] [Ways That Failed To Eliminate BB] [What Really Works Against BB][Ads on Advertisings Biz]|
|PICTURE OF BED BUG||SYMPTONS & TELLL-TALE SIGNS|
How do we know if our homes, work place are invaded by bed bugs?
There are a few things to look out for:
2. Black Stains on Matress
|If you are new or unsure about bed bugs (bb). This is exactly how a bb will look like, pls see above & right picture.
Bedbugs (or bed bugs) are small, elusive, parasitic insects of the family Cimicidae. They live strictly by feeding on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded animals.
Largely eradicated as pests in the United States in the early 1940s, bedbugs have been resurgent in the past decade to near epidemic proportions.
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|BIOLOGY||FEEDING HABITS OF BB|
The common bedbug (Cimex lectularius) is the species best adapted to human environments. It is found in temperate climates throughout the world and feeds on blood.
Bedbugs are bloodsucking insects. They are normally out at night just before dawn, with a peak feeding period of about an hour before sunrise. Bedbugs may attempt to feed at other times if given the opportunity and have been observed feeding during all periods of the day.
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|SG NEWSPAPERS CUTTINGS (Click below to enlarge picture)||WAYS THAT FAILED TO ELIMINATE BB|
The Sunday Times - Sleeping With The Enemy , 25 Oct 2009
I have personally tried almost all means of suggestions that can be found in books and the internet.
Nothing seem to work. For one whole year, I have been suffering from sleeplessness due to waking up at 1-3am to check for BBs using torchlight and squashing them with tissue paper.
I easily spent around SGD$500 to SGD$700 on the below items, hoping that they can help to get rid of bed bugs. (see pictures on your right)
But the methods below have failed to work in my case:
These does NOT seem to work on BBs effectively !!!
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|WHAT REALLY WORKS AGAINST BED BUGS?|
Xin Ming - A Home in Jurong East Infested with BBs, 18 June 2009
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(Straits Times, 27 Jan 2010 )
Can you guess what works against bed bugs then?
Before you find out the answers, pls also read the disclaimer and information presented here before trying out this method that works in my case.
This solution is strictly NOT meant for people with health problems or allergies to chemical. Only try this solution when you have no way out.
The most effective solution against bed bugs is none other than THINNER! I am not joking, thinner really works on killing bed bugs. Test it on any bed bugs and you can see them 'melting' away.
We discovered the use thinner by chance when my dad dripped some drops of thinners onto his working bag where the bed bugs are hiding, they died immediately.
Thankfully, using this method of spraying thinners you will see results within 3 to 5 days. The bed bugs will no longer able to survive in any of your rooms.
After you have solved your BB problem, try your best to avoid going to homes that are have this problems. You know what I mean?
Pls read the below notes before you begin using thinner.
Avoid spraying thinner onto your electronic devices like radio, clocks, mobile phones, pc, laptop etc. Your electronic devices will be damaged if you choose to spray thinner on them.
Bear in mind that you have to wear hand-gloves and personal protective gears such as mouth mask, goggles/spectaces to prevent fainting, vomiting, fluid getting into the eyes and any uncomfort that may arise.
Also be mindful that thinner is flammable and can cause fire if not use properly or when there are fire sparks around. For safety reasons, do not light any fire when using thinner.
Pls do not spray thinner when your children, pets or any living things are around or when you are about to sleep. The smell of thinner will usually be evaporated within half an hour if the room is well ventilated.
* DISCLAIMER *
The webmaster of this webpage must not be held responsibe for any problems that may arise from using thinner.
The use of thinner will be done at your own risk.
Those of you with health risks should consult your doctor before doing so.
If you are left with no choice, you can also engage a reliable local pest-buster to do the job. Costs of fumigation should be around SGD$300-$400, job turn-around time=7 to 10 days. The price should also include 2 rounds of fumigations. Guarantee period is after they come for the second fumigation. Pls liase with your pest busters.
The above recommendation of using thinner against bedbugs is based on the positive outcome/results that arised from the experience of the webmasters' long battle against bedbugs which happened from period Dec 2008 to Dec 2009 (~1 year).
I do not recommand any particular brand of thinner, the picture below is for illustration only. Its up to you to choose your brand of thinner but don't buy the cheap type which smell very strong & badly. Buy the more costly one should not cost you more than $7 per bottle , picture as below.
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