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Bed bugs.... Mother-of-four 4 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 1617 posts
Mar 20th

So my sister stayed with us for a few months in my sons room while he bunked with his brother, she moved out a couple weeks ago and my son returned to his room. Tonight after bedtime he was complaining he was hot and itchy so I checked him and he's got bites all over! I asked my brother to lift the mattress and there's bedbugs in his room.. he's staying out of there for tonight (it's 9:30pm) and we're dealing with it tomorrow. Anyone have any tips? Very SadAngry 

Eta: also my husband wants me to confront her as well as ask for help with buying stuff to treat it.. not sure how to go about this either.

deadpool United States 175 posts
Mar 20th


https://m.lowes.com/pd/Harris-Diatomaceous-Earth-8...     

this is the only thing that kills them that you can buy. They are probably in all the rooms. You need an exterminator but until you can afford one id advise using this. 

JBL Mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 881 posts
Mar 20th

Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle kills them on contact. My poor elderly grandmother went through a fight with them a few years ago. Its tough. Good luck! 

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 46593 posts
Mar 20th

Does that happen? It takes weeks for someone to have a problem with them? Wouldn't it have been noticed by now if they were from your sister? 

I genuinely don't know and am too lazy to look it up... 

deadpool United States 175 posts
Mar 20th

Quoting JBL Mommy :
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle kills them on contact. My poor elderly grandmother went through a fight with them a few years ago. Its tough. Good luck! 


That only kills them with direct contact. 

°•♡Alice♡•° TTC since Jun 2013; 1 angel baby; Wonderland, VA, United States 3661 posts
Mar 20th

My friend is also dealing with bedbugs. His aunt stayed in his guest room and now a month after she left he found them in his bed. 

Heat kills them, but you would need a biiiggg heater, so extermination is needed. 

Chelle2.5 Due October 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 3001 posts
Mar 20th

Exterminate. They say you don't have wash everything just throw stuff in the dryer to kill them. Pain in the ass if they travel throughout the house. 

Mother-of-four 4 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 1617 posts
Mar 21st

Quoting tinana+2 (15w):
Does that happen? It takes weeks for someone to have a problem with them? Wouldn't it have been noticed by now if they were from your sister? 

I genuinely don't know and am too lazy to look it up... 


We just got all of her things out of that room and cleaned it so he could sleep in there over this past weekend and he didn't tell me he was so itchy until he was in bed last night (the bed she used) which as far as I can tell is the only place they are right now.

JBL Mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 881 posts
Mar 21st

Quoting deadpool:

That only kills them with direct contact. 


Yep.