So our daughter went off to college and brought us home a present--bed bugs!
This was the worst--at first we didn't understand why we were getting itchy bites.
Eventually, with some research and inspection, we figured it out
We tried to treat it ourselves--powders, sprays, encasements, and more--all to no avail.
We also threw out all the bedding and even the beds.
We were losing sleep and patience--big time.
We finally hired a serious exterminator who brought in these huge heaters and blasted our place for about 6 hours at something like 140 degrees.
That should kill those and any other buggers bothering us.
When I got home--it was an oven and I couldn't even change my clothes because the workers were still here at it.
I spent 5 hours cleaning up afterwards in the boiling house and even with all the windows open, it was like an oven and impossible to sleep last night--tossing and turning.
It was hell, but hopefully it's over--may I never see another vermin like this again. ;-)
(Source Photo: here, although Lynnwood is not the company we used, you get the idea)