Friday, December 26, 2008

Do You See What I See?

For those of you familiar with my previous post regarding my discovery of bed bug shell casings in a plastic yellow basin of mine, it should be interesting to note that not everyone agrees with my conclusion. Some people are saying they are bed bug eggs, live bugs, dead bugs, babies, etc. Unfortunately, the pictures were taken with a mediocre digital camera and the evidence has since been flushed away.

But now I've uploaded the originals, straight from the camera to a specially marked Picasa Web Photos album. Be sure to use Picasa's zoom function so you can get the best look possible. Also, if anyone wishes to download the pics and enhance the blurrier images with their very expensive Adobe software, they are more than welcome.

Have fun, and happy holidays.


WakeUpPeople!! said...

I am a frequent lurker of your site and now have been a frequent commenter. I'm happy to see that you decided not to retire BuggedOut. Like I said in my last post, this blog seems to be the only one that admits to an ongoing infestation. This is what makes BuggedOut so different.

People NEED to read that there are people living with ongoing infestations. Not outta choice, that's just the way things are. I hope my comments are one of your reasons to keep Bugged Out going and change it...for the better :)

A lot of people do not comment on forums or blogs if they have continuing infestations outta fear and being ridiculed that they are not doing enough to get rid of bbs.

I know that running a blog takes time and I just wanted to say thank you for your time.

Anyways, glad you're still around and am looking forward to the "new" BuggedOut!!

Anonymous said...

Most of those look like remains of actual dead bedbugs, not just cast skins. They're too dark and not translucent.

I don't think it really makes a difference which they are. Whether it's a cast skin or full bug, they each represent at least one bedbug that's invading your turf.

Am I right in reading the bin was under your bed for only a month? I counted sixty bodies and then I stopped. That's a lot. Each of those bugs have bitten you guys multiple times to get to that life stage.

Have you guys tried diatomaceous earth? I don't know how well mopping by itself works - even if you use Murphys or rubbing alcohol.

Spread d-earth all around the edges of your room. Under the legs of all your furniture. But your bed on risers or furniture movers and pool up the d-earth there.

Man, this has been going on too long for y'all. But I guess you know that already. Hope this is the year you get rid of them.