A bedbugs story

Bedbugs
@mydanods (6798)
Nigeria
February 23, 2018 11:38am CST
I usually am a clean person who takes extra care of my clothing and apartment. I also expect that of others. But I had a rude awakening when paid a visit to my auntie. She is a widow and has about 3 of her children living in the house while the others have left for the city. On my visit I was given a room of my own. But it was a room I would later regret sleeping in. I was attacked by bedbugs at night. When I woke up in the morning I had swellings all over my body. I still wonder how I was able to sleep through that night. I cut short my visit because I was afraid of the bedbugs. I didn't tell her about it. I didn't want to embarrass her. But I will never sleep on that bed again. The experience lives with me till today. Have you had an experience with bedbugs?
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@AKRao24 (10534)
• India
23 Feb
I recall having experience with these bed bugs when I was a child! Thereafter neither I experienced about them nor heard about them ! I am not sure but I think we don't have bed bug problem anymore in India! Thanks dear @mydanods! God bless!
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@mydanods (6798)
• Nigeria
23 Feb
Wonderful that India has exterminated bedbugs. I wish I could tell my auntie how to do so. A visitor wouled not be kind to her.
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@AKRao24 (10534)
• India
23 Feb
Yes they can proliferate and spread very fast dear @mydanods 1 No harm in telling her and also how to get rid of them! Thanks!
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@mydanods (6798)
• Nigeria
23 Feb
@AKRao24 I will send her a text message. I didn't want to make her feel embarrassed like she couldn't take care of her house well or something like that.
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@akalinus (14264)
• United States
23 Feb
You should tell her. She might be horrified but it is better to know. I visited someone who had them. They came from a hospital where someone worked. They are a nightmare to get rid of.
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@mydanods (6798)
• Nigeria
23 Feb
Thanks. Maybe I might send her the information in a text. And tell her I was in pain.
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@akalinus (14264)
• United States
23 Feb
@mydanods I know she will want to get rid of them. Tell her that diatomaceous earth helps with that and other crawly things too.
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@akalinus (14264)
• United States
23 Feb
@mydanods I am not sure what it is, a special kind of earth. It comes in bags. I bought some at Walmart but I am sure you can get it other places too. You sprinkle it around where you have seen crawling things. Just don't overuse it. It clogs the vacuum cleaner and is hard to clean up. They walk through it and it kills them. I live in Florida and it is full of bugs of all kinds. If you are worried about bedbugs, make sure whatever you use on them is labeled for killing them. Some pesticides don't.
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@cintol (3614)
• United States
23 Feb
Yes, they are awful. I did daycare and one of my daycare children brought them into my home, the mom didn't tell me they had them. It was awful getting rid of them and now I am very paranoid of going to others homes or sleeping in hotels. I hate those things.
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@mydanods (6798)
• Nigeria
23 Feb
I am afraid of sleeping in her house. The bedbugs have put the fear into me.
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@cintol (3614)
• United States
23 Feb
@mydanods I don't blame you, but remember, they can attach themselves to you and go where you go also in your clothes.
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@mydanods (6798)
• Nigeria
23 Feb
@cintol I understand that. Thank God none of them did that. My room and clothes are safe as much as I know. No more bedbugs incident after that.
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@Corbin5 (96367)
• United States
23 Feb
Our son stayed at a highly-rated hotel on a business trip, and he encountered bed bugs there. Of course, the bed bugs came home with him. So, he and his wife had to have their home fumigated to get rid of the bed bugs. They also had to throw away their bed.
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@mydanods (6798)
• Nigeria
23 Feb
That must be gross. They really were afraid of the bedbugs.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
23 Feb
You should have told her. They are a pain to get rid of and you may have brought them home
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@mydanods (6798)
• Nigeria
23 Feb
Thank God I didn't bring them home. I've not had any experience with them in my apartment.
@shaggin (35634)
• United States
26 Feb
No thank god I have never seen or been around bedbugs but it is a huge fear of mine. I think your aunt should have warned you about the bed bugs before you stayed there. They are easy to take home to your own house on your bags etc.
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@mydanods (6798)
• Nigeria
26 Feb
I think she's hiding it so I thought talking about it would be embarrassing her.
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@shaggin (35634)
• United States
26 Feb
@mydanods She shouldn't have let you stay and it's pretty obvious the place was infested for you to be bit so bad. I would have told her and let her know you were bitten up so bad and she needs to find a way to get rid of them.
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@mydanods (6798)
• Nigeria
26 Feb
@shaggin I will. It's a promise I made to myself.
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@Maria24 (2013)
• United States
23 Feb
Thank God I haven't experienced that
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@mydanods (6798)
• Nigeria
23 Feb
Please don't. I had big boils on my arm and it hurt.
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@Maria24 (2013)
• United States
23 Feb
@mydanods not good
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@kepweng (9463)
26 Feb
yes it can Bite us?
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@mydanods (6798)
• Nigeria
26 Feb
It can bite more than you can guess. I had scratches all over my body that night.