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Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!
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Bed Bug Epidemic
Hi All: 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 occurring 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 underwear 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 hell and back trying to get rid of them. He travels all
over the country as an advisory to many of these stores, as prevention
and after they have the problem.
Shop safely, America!