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Bed Bugs in Portland

Got Bed bugs? In Portland you are not alone (no pun intended, really, I know) Bed Bugs are spreading around our fair city faster than you can imagine. It's time for folks to get together who are suffering and bring their stories to City Hall and the media.

Multnomah County Public Health has begun a listserve forum where you can post questions and requests for information. They have a FAQ on bed bugs there as well. I suggest you join. It's new so the listserve needs YOUR INPUT. www.bedbugsnorthwest.com
Multnomah County Public Health has begun a listserve forum where you can post questions and requests for information. They have a FAQ on bed bugs there as well. I suggest you join. It's new so the listserve needs YOUR INPUT.

 http://groups.google.com/group/bed-bugs-advisory/

homepage: homepage: http://www.bedbugsnorthwest.com


Bed Bugs 21.Oct.2009 09:48

crrvygrrl

Bed bugs is a huge problem all over the nation and growing!
Check your beds for signs of them if you get them early you have a better chance of not losing all your furniture!
Also dont get furntiture off the street and wash used clothes right away and dry on High Heat!
Also bed bugs dont discriminate they dont care if we are rich, poor, messy or clean we are a walking dinner plate for them.

Oh, THOSE Bed Bugs 21.Oct.2009 10:50

Den Mark, Vancouver

I thawt for a minute that the feds were planting listening devices in our pillows.

Strange 23.Oct.2009 13:43

NW

Having grown up in the NW I had never heard of bed bugs before. Why are they showing up here now?

some links to bedbug elimination products, prevention, & important info 26.Dec.2009 22:51

pearl e moon

HOW DO PEOPLE GET BED BUGS?

ONE ANSWER...

'Bed Bugs are very small and are able to cling to just about any object that enters your home or commercial place. Bed bugs sneak in by attaching themselves to pets, children's clothing, backpacks, guests, service people, luggage, new or used furniture, curtains, inside furniture drawers, new or used clothing, boxes, yard sale items such as pictures, lamps, blankets, appliances etc., and just about any other item bed bugs can attach to for use as transport. Bed bugs can hitch a ride with you from auto rentals, airplanes, laundries, dry cleaners and other office buildings and can be carried home after visiting furniture and electronic rental outlets and retail stores. Keep in mind - freshly cleaned apartments and rental units may appear to be fine, yet may be heavily infested since bed bugs can survive for many months between feedings.'
-FROM bedbugmace.com

ok here's a few links to info and products, mostly natural, that are supposed to be effective against bed bugs.

 http://www.bedbugmace.com/bed-bug-faq.htm

 http://www.bayridgetalk.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=14510

 http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com