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BluePigeon wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Jeff Erwin wrote:
Unfortunately, I've also had two anaphylactic reactions, one almost fatal. Luckily I always carry an epipen for totally unrelated reasons.

Wow! Glad you are ok and hope you don't have any more reactions.

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I've safely used diatomaceous earth many times as a natural insecticide on my home garden. It works on slugs too.

Does it work on fire ants?

Works on carpenter ants I have them every year. Its not as scary as people are making it out either. Just wear gloves and pour it slowly. Worst thing that happens is it drys the crap out of your hands. Of course i've never thrown it in my face so cant speak to that.


Freehold DM wrote:
ZOMG HOW THEY BREED IS A NIGHTMARE MADE FLESH

Okay, they deserve to die. Every last one of them. Total Omega option on them. And I would not, repeat, NOT EVER accept one as an animal companion. Not even if it meant saving the entire planet.


Dude. Traumatic insemination is ick.

I wholeheartedly concur about the genocide option.

Look, my parents are ecologists and I've always been raised to believe that all organisms have a role to play in the ecosystem and thus have value but...NOT F%!*ING BEDBUGS!

Kill 'em all!


Well that's nice. Goes to show how shallow our veneer of civilization is, and how easily it flakes away. Someone lives in your bed? Kill them all! Someone procreates using a method you don't like? Kill them all!

Pfeh.


Except they're not just chillaxin. They're not even cheliaxin. They're actively feasting upon us and poking about traumatically in our beds while we sleep.

Shadow Lodge

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SnowJade wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
ZOMG HOW THEY BREED IS A NIGHTMARE MADE FLESH
Okay, they deserve to die. Every last one of them. Total Omega option on them. And I would not, repeat, NOT EVER accept one as an animal companion. Not even if it meant saving the entire planet.

Nuke the site from orbit?


Overkill.


Commander Shepard III wrote:
Overkill.

this is why I like fem shep better than you.


Okay. I get the message. Let me put on a new suit.

Better?


Only if this means you slaughter each and every bedbug in existence.


You know how controversial the franchise ended, don't you?

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Pan wrote:
BluePigeon wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:


I've safely used diatomaceous earth many times as a natural insecticide on my home garden. It works on slugs too.
Does it work on fire ants?
Works on carpenter ants I have them every year. Its not as scary as people are making it out either. Just wear gloves and pour it slowly. Worst thing that happens is it drys the crap out of your hands. Of course i've never thrown it in my face so cant speak to that.

Heh... I dumped the stuff all over my bed and bedding and basically slept in it. I figured dry skin and sinuses were preferable to bed bugs, so I basically just outlasted the horrible little things. Sleeping in my bed of dust, I thought: "Take my blood and choke on it, you little fiends!"


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I sympathized, but my arch-nemesi are mosquitoes.


BluePigeon wrote:
I sympathized, but my arch-nemesi are mosquitoes.

At least they are seasonal...

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Fun (copyeditor) fact: The plural of nemesis is nemeses.

I'm also allergic to peanuts, but these buggers actively are trying to kill me (prior to this point, of course, my arch-enemy was Mr. Peanut, who is a minor aspect of Nyarlathotep). I have a big bottle of benadryl and an epipen sitting next to me when I go to sleep.

I'm putting the "interceptor" things on my bed (cups that fit on the bedposts) as soon as they arrive (tomorrow) so I can move off the kitchen floor. Also my bedroom floor is covered in small dunes of DCE. I haven't been bitten today.

The landlord is taking me more seriously after I systematically warned everyone in the building about the bugs.


Drejk wrote:
BluePigeon wrote:
I sympathized, but my arch-nemesi are mosquitoes.
At least they are seasonal...

as long as they stay outdoors..


Commander Shepard III wrote:
You know how controversial the franchise ended, don't you?

would have ended better if the overarching enemy was bedbugs. Just sayin.


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Jeff Erwin wrote:

Fun (copyeditor) fact: The plural of nemesis is nemeses.

I'm also allergic to peanuts, but these buggers actively are trying to kill me (prior to this point, of course, my arch-enemy was Mr. Peanut, who is a minor aspect of Nyarlathotep). I have a big bottle of benadryl and an epipen sitting next to me when I go to sleep.

I'm putting the "interceptor" things on my bed (cups that fit on the bedposts) as soon as they arrive (tomorrow) so I can move off the kitchen floor. Also my bedroom floor is covered in small dunes of DCE. I haven't been bitten today.

The landlord is taking me more seriously after I systematically warned everyone in the building about the bugs.

Good! Now, please, please let the county health department know. If your landlord owns other buildings, he needs to be on the watch list if he's negligent or dilatory about this kind of issue. Also, is your building on the historic registry? Get the little old blue-haired historian-types on your side, and your landlord will never know what hit him.


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Cosmo wrote:
Pan wrote:
BluePigeon wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:


I've safely used diatomaceous earth many times as a natural insecticide on my home garden. It works on slugs too.
Does it work on fire ants?
Works on carpenter ants I have them every year. Its not as scary as people are making it out either. Just wear gloves and pour it slowly. Worst thing that happens is it drys the crap out of your hands. Of course i've never thrown it in my face so cant speak to that.
Heh... I dumped the stuff all over my bed and bedding and basically slept in it. I figured dry skin and sinuses were preferable to bed bugs, so I basically just outlasted the horrible little things. Sleeping in my bed of dust, I thought: "Take my blood and choke on it, you little fiends!"

captured one after a brief skirmish. Told him he was sentenced to die and it wouldn't br pretty, but it would be scientific. So I dumped him in a baggie filled with de and noted hoe long it took him to expire.

It was a long time, but still, not long enough to satiate my desire for vengeance.


Freehold DM wrote:

captured one after a brief skirmish. Told him he was sentenced to die and it wouldn't br pretty, but it would be scientific. So I dumped him in a baggie filled with de and noted hoe long it took him to expire.

It was a long time, but still, not long enough to satiate my desire for vengeance.

I like the way you think, sir.

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Freehold DM wrote:
ZOMG HOW THEY BREED IS A NIGHTMARE MADE FLESH

I know, to them the shower scene in Psycho is literally hot porn action. Yeah at that moment they crystalized in my head as hell beasts that needed to be dead and out of my house more then anything ever. Also I like the idea of using your oven if you have to in place of your dryer to nuke the little buggers. I know that I have the luxury of a pretty new washer dryer in my home but not everyone is that lucky.

That being said I would be apprehensive about having DE floating around my house in any large quantities for fear of either exposing myself when I sleep or having one of my pets or a kid get into it.

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SnowJade wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

captured one after a brief skirmish. Told him he was sentenced to die and it wouldn't br pretty, but it would be scientific. So I dumped him in a baggie filled with de and noted hoe long it took him to expire.

It was a long time, but still, not long enough to satiate my desire for vengeance.

I like the way you think, sir.

Dude the best kill we had in house was also the most horrifying. I had spent the better part of 2 months trying to convince my mom that we had them and that these lesions all over my skin weren't just some kind of rash. I proved it when one day I had come home from college and, after showing her the "rash" growing on my arm we watched as one of the little bastards crawled up and out of my coat sleeve and into plain view. Naturally we reacted with all the grace and candor one has when you see a parasite designed after Norman Bates crawl up around your arm and promptly screamed obscenities, stripped it off, and threw the jacket outside. It snowed 4 inches the next day and buried it. I looked out into that gorgeous white snow and smiled knowing that that little f~%%er froze to death and my mom was now calling the exterminator behind me.

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SnowJade wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

captured one after a brief skirmish. Told him he was sentenced to die and it wouldn't br pretty, but it would be scientific. So I dumped him in a baggie filled with de and noted hoe long it took him to expire.

It was a long time, but still, not long enough to satiate my desire for vengeance.

I like the way you think, sir.

As do I.

Shadow Lodge

Cosmo wrote:
SnowJade wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

captured one after a brief skirmish. Told him he was sentenced to die and it wouldn't br pretty, but it would be scientific. So I dumped him in a baggie filled with de and noted hoe long it took him to expire.

It was a long time, but still, not long enough to satiate my desire for vengeance.

I like the way you think, sir.

As do I.

** spoiler omitted **

NOT TO FIFTY!


Cosmo wrote:
SnowJade wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

captured one after a brief skirmish. Told him he was sentenced to die and it wouldn't br pretty, but it would be scientific. So I dumped him in a baggie filled with de and noted hoe long it took him to expire.

It was a long time, but still, not long enough to satiate my desire for vengeance.

I like the way you think, sir.

As do I.

** spoiler omitted **

ironic, considering how much I hate that movie...


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Freehold DM wrote:
Cosmo wrote:
SnowJade wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

captured one after a brief skirmish. Told him he was sentenced to die and it wouldn't br pretty, but it would be scientific. So I dumped him in a baggie filled with de and noted hoe long it took him to expire.

It was a long time, but still, not long enough to satiate my desire for vengeance.

I like the way you think, sir.

As do I.

** spoiler omitted **

ironic, considering how much I hate that movie...

Why am I not suprised.


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Sharoth wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Cosmo wrote:
SnowJade wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

captured one after a brief skirmish. Told him he was sentenced to die and it wouldn't br pretty, but it would be scientific. So I dumped him in a baggie filled with de and noted hoe long it took him to expire.

It was a long time, but still, not long enough to satiate my desire for vengeance.

I like the way you think, sir.

As do I.

** spoiler omitted **

ironic, considering how much I hate that movie...
Why am I not suprised.

if it helps, know that I would not wish bedbugs on Whedon, Brown, or Zuckerberg.


Freehold DM wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Cosmo wrote:
SnowJade wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

captured one after a brief skirmish. Told him he was sentenced to die and it wouldn't br pretty, but it would be scientific. So I dumped him in a baggie filled with de and noted hoe long it took him to expire.

It was a long time, but still, not long enough to satiate my desire for vengeance.

I like the way you think, sir.

As do I.

** spoiler omitted **

ironic, considering how much I hate that movie...
Why am I not suprised.
if it helps, know that I would not wish bedbugs on Whedon, Brown, or Zuckerberg.

~shocked look~ WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH FREEHOLD DM?!?


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Sharoth wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Cosmo wrote:
SnowJade wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

captured one after a brief skirmish. Told him he was sentenced to die and it wouldn't br pretty, but it would be scientific. So I dumped him in a baggie filled with de and noted hoe long it took him to expire.

It was a long time, but still, not long enough to satiate my desire for vengeance.

I like the way you think, sir.

As do I.

** spoiler omitted **

ironic, considering how much I hate that movie...
Why am I not suprised.
if it helps, know that I would not wish bedbugs on Whedon, Brown, or Zuckerberg.
~shocked look~ WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH FREEHOLD DM?!?

that's how much I hate bedbugs. Would not wish them upon the Tripod of Evil.

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Currently using my steam cleaner like a flamethrower.

It's very hot in here. Jungly.

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Jeff Erwin wrote:

Currently using my steam cleaner like a flamethrower.

It's very hot in here. Jungly.

Let none survive!


Cosmo wrote:
Jeff Erwin wrote:

Currently using my steam cleaner like a flamethrower.

It's very hot in here. Jungly.

Let none survive!

+1!


SnowJade wrote:
Cosmo wrote:
Jeff Erwin wrote:

Currently using my steam cleaner like a flamethrower.

It's very hot in here. Jungly.

Let none survive!
+1!

I approve!


Cosmo wrote:
Jeff Erwin wrote:

Currently using my steam cleaner like a flamethrower.

It's very hot in here. Jungly.

Let none survive!

...but, but you're killing babies.


Bouncer the Solar Elemental wrote:
SnowJade wrote:
Cosmo wrote:
Jeff Erwin wrote:

Currently using my steam cleaner like a flamethrower.

It's very hot in here. Jungly.

Let none survive!
+1!
I approve!

AND I


Jeff Erwin wrote:

Currently using my steam cleaner like a flamethrower.

It's very hot in here. Jungly.

I feel like watching Apocalypse Now or maybe Platoon....


Freehold DM wrote:
Jeff Erwin wrote:

Currently using my steam cleaner like a flamethrower.

It's very hot in here. Jungly.

I feel like watching Apocalypse Now or maybe Platoon....

Apocalypse Now. Go for the 70s, acid-tripping, over-the-top classic.


SnowJade wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Jeff Erwin wrote:

Currently using my steam cleaner like a flamethrower.

It's very hot in here. Jungly.

I feel like watching Apocalypse Now or maybe Platoon....
Apocalypse Now. Go for the 70s, acid-tripping, over-the-top classic.

Or Predator. How's your Schwarzenegger accent, Jeff?

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
SnowJade wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Jeff Erwin wrote:

Currently using my steam cleaner like a flamethrower.

It's very hot in here. Jungly.

I feel like watching Apocalypse Now or maybe Platoon....
Apocalypse Now. Go for the 70s, acid-tripping, over-the-top classic.
Or Predator. How's your Schwarzenegger accent, Jeff?

Goot.

However, Apocalypse Now better defines my mood. The first scene with the fan in the rancid hotel is perfect.

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Jeff Erwin wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
SnowJade wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Jeff Erwin wrote:

Currently using my steam cleaner like a flamethrower.

It's very hot in here. Jungly.

I feel like watching Apocalypse Now or maybe Platoon....
Apocalypse Now. Go for the 70s, acid-tripping, over-the-top classic.
Or Predator. How's your Schwarzenegger accent, Jeff?

Goot.

However, Apocalypse Now better defines my mood. The first scene with the fan in the rancid hotel is perfect.

The horror... the horror...


Got here late. How's it going?


SnowJade wrote:
Got here late. How's it going?

I'm pretty sure we all still hate bedbugs..chiggers are also still despised, I'm sure. Scabies won't be welcomed into the houseanytime soon. Wife saw a huge waterbug in the kitchen, woke me up to kill it, but it ran off. Now I can't sleep.


Freehold DM wrote:
SnowJade wrote:
Got here late. How's it going?
I'm pretty sure we all still hate bedbugs..chiggers are also still despised, I'm sure. Scabies won't be welcomed into the houseanytime soon. Wife saw a huge waterbug in the kitchen, woke me up to kill it, but it ran off. Now I can't sleep.

How about fleas? As a cat mom, I can't say I approve, but of course I can't speak for anyone else.

Yeah, the first time I ever saw a potato bug, I tried to climb up a wall. Would you believe they sell the things by the baggie-full down in the traditional medicine stores in Chinatown? I wonder what they're supposed to be good for.

Grand Lodge

I used to work for a pest control company (Terminix) and yeah, bed bugs are nasty business. I personally never treated for them (I was the roach, ant and rodent guy), but I've had to identify them in the course of my inspections. They've gotten so bad in recent years, that the company had a guy whose sole job was bedbug treatments.

Fun fact, the word "bug" originally applied to bedbugs. It's only in modern times that we use it as a generic term for all insects.

Also, if you want to see something else that's horrifying, look up bedbug reproduction. They call it "traumatic insemination" for a reason.


Mr. Fox wrote:

I used to work for a pest control company (Terminix) and yeah, bed bugs are nasty business. I personally never treated for them (I was the roach, ant and rodent guy), but I've had to identify them in the course of my inspections. They've gotten so bad in recent years, that the company had a guy whose sole job was bedbug treatments.

Fun fact, the word "bug" originally applied to bedbugs. It's only in modern times that we use it as a generic term for all insects.

Also, if you want to see something else that's horrifying, look up bedbug reproduction. They call it "traumatic insemination" for a reason.

Yeah, we saw. Go back a few posts and you'll feel our horror.

Dark Archive

actually look up at chagas disease, which is transmitted via bedbugs for true nightmare fuel


I'm gonna do something old school and design a large 3' x 3' mutant strain of Bed Bug for Gamma World. Feeling Old school this week and I don't know why.

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I caught some bugs in my traps. I'll take pics for ID.


Excellent.


Oh, post 100. Squishes a bed bug betweenhis fingers to celebrate.

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