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Postby phydeux » Mon May 23, 2011 6:18 pm

You're in an apartment unit with multiple tenants? Is the whole building being treated? Seems like it would be worthless to treat just your unit. Might be better to look at the lease and see if you can break it early because to the bedbugs (they make the place untennable (sp?)), and move somewhere else.

FWIW: In 1989 I was in Ecuador, on the Amazon side of the Andes, at about 1200ft, and we slept under insect netting. Cool (or creepy) thing to do at night was to turn on a flashlight and see how many insects were on the outside of the netting :shock: and how they'd all be gone by sunrise! Really weird the first night, but pretty neat after that. Amazingly the big insects were the most benign; it was the little blood sucking ones you needed to avoid (mosquitos, other biting flies, fleas, reduviade bugs, etc).
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Postby Hikin_Jim » Tue May 24, 2011 5:05 pm

phydeux wrote:You're in an apartment unit with multiple tenants? Is the whole building being treated? Seems like it would be worthless to treat just your unit. Might be better to look at the lease and see if you can break it early because to the bedbugs (they make the place untennable (sp?)), and move somewhere else.
It is a multi unit apartment building, and it has occurred to us that what the land lord is proposing (just the bedrooms of our unit) is unlikely to be successful.

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Postby Felipe de España » Wed May 25, 2011 2:41 pm

BUGGIN!!!!!!
Hikin' Jim,
Might be time to wrap up the time on various Hiking boards
and get the F*** out of that apartment with your loved ones.
Less internet time, more making the $$$'s to get the heck
out of a rental and into something that's yours :lol: :lol:
You know, like the rest of us folks who are into it over our heads!!!
Hell, I've got three homes here in So. Cal. and I plan on buying more :shock: It's the American Way!!!
Come on Jim, Get out of the BUGS
and into the DEBT!!!!!! : :wink:
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Postby Hikin_Jim » Wed May 25, 2011 3:36 pm

You make it sound so attractive. :wink:

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Postby WranglerCrew » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:36 am

How big are these things? Can you see them with the naked eye? After reading this thread I want to go home and check my bed! That is some scary stuff. I feel for you and your family Hikin Jim! :cry:
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Postby Hikin_Jim » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:45 am

WranglerCrew wrote:How big are these things? Can you see them with the naked eye? After reading this thread I want to go home and check my bed! That is some scary stuff. I feel for you and your family Hikin Jim! :cry:

Yeah, it's been a huge hassle. You can see them; they're about 5mm long. They're a royal pain in the hind end.
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Postby WranglerCrew » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:56 am

OMG, that is gnarly! :shock:
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Postby Hikin_Jim » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:28 pm

WranglerCrew wrote:OMG, that is gnarly! :shock:
No, that's gnarly:
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Postby WranglerCrew » Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:04 pm

That brings a whole new meaning to "Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite".
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Postby Ellen » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:21 pm

:o :o :o Oh no Jim -- that looks awfully painful -- I am so sorry :cry:

I think I'd rather be surrounded by gnats, misquitoes and biting flies. At least when that happens, I'm in the mountains.

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