Friday, October 8, 2010

avoid bed bugs wash all new linens, clothing etc first

This was sent to me in an email--->>>>

A bit of information that you might like to know about. We have
friends here in our community and one of their sons is an entomologist
(insect expert), and has been telling them that there is an epidemic of bed
bugs now occuring in America. Recently I have heard on the news that
several stores in NYC have had to close due to bed bug problems, as well as
a complete mall in New Jersey. He says that since much of our clothing,
sheets, towels, etc. now comes from companies outside of America, (sad but
true), even the most expensive stores sell foreign clothing from China,
Indonesia, etc. The bed bugs are coming in on the clothing as these
countries do not consider them a problem. He recommends that if you buy any
new clothing, even underware and socks, sheets, towels, etc. that you bring
them into the house and put them in your clothes dryer for at least 20
minutes. The heat will kill them and their eggs. DO NOT PURCHASE CLOTHES
AND HANG THEM IN THE CLOSET FIRST. It does not matter what the price range
is of the clothing, or if the outfit comes from the most expensive store
known in the U.S. They still get shipments from these countries and the
bugs can come in a box of scarves or anything else for that matter. That is
the reason why so many stores, many of them clothing stores have had to shut
down in NYC and other places. All you need is to bring one item into the
house that has bugs or eggs and you will go to heck and back trying to get
rid of them. He travels all over the country as an advisor to many of these
stores, as prevention and after they have the problem.Send this information
on to those on your e-mail list so that this good prevention information
gets around quickly.

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