225 – Bed Bug Buster Protocol

A bit of information that you might like to know about an entomologist (insect expert), and has been telling people 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.

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 it 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 advisor to many of these stores, as prevention and after they have the problem.

Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite
As if you needed something else to worry about, bedbugs, those pests from the old bedtime rhyme are making a comeback. More of a nuisance than a health hazard, they’re showing up to suck blood from people in hotels, college dorms, and hospitals. Take an informative look at bedbugs: what they are, where they lurk, and how to spot them before they get you.

Know the Enemy
Bedbugs are small, flat, wingless insects with six legs that, like mosquitoes, feed on blood from animals or people. They range in color from almost white to brown, but they turn rusty red after feeding. The common bedbug doesn’t grow much longer than 0.2 inches (0.5 centimeters) and can be seen by the naked eye to the astute observer. Bedbugs get their name because they like to hide in bedding and mattresses. During hotel stays, keep luggage off the floor and zipped.

Am I at Risk for Infestation?
Bedbugs are most often found in hotels, hostels, shelters, and apartment complexes where lots of people come and go. Because bedbugs hide in small crevices, they can hitch a ride into your home on luggage, pets, furniture, clothing, boxes, and other objects. Bedbugs are found worldwide, but are most common in developing countries. Once rare in North America, they may be on the rise due, in part, to increases in international travel. This is when you will want to use your Thieves Spray and Purification Bed bugs feed while you sleeping with peak activity just before dawn,

Feeding Habits
These nocturnal creatures can hide in beds, floors, furniture, wood, and paper trash during the day. We humans usually become their dinner during the night, with peak biting activity just before dawn.They can obtain their meal in as little as three minutes, after which they are engorged and drop off the host, then crawl into a hiding place to digest their meal. Bedbugs can live for 10 months, and can go weeks without feeding. To stop the itching use Tranquil , lavender, Purification
Bed bugs leaves red itchy bites on the skin usually in rows.

Signs and Symptoms of Bedbug Bites
Amazingly, these sneaky little bloodsuckers dine on you without waking you. You don’t feel their stealthy bite because they inject a numbing agent into your body, along with an anticoagulant to keep your blood flowing as they suck. The first sign of bedbugs may be itchy, red bites on the skin, usually on the arms or shoulders. Bedbugs tend to leave straight rows of bites.
Scratching bites can lead to infection.

Treating Bites
Bedbug bites do not usually require treatment. If a secondary infection occurs (usually from scratching), apply Rose Ointment adding an extra drop of Melrose in a dab or Thieves oil and apply Thieves oil around the infection if open not direct into the sore. Take Thieves in a capsule. In these more severe cases, you may need to see your doctor.
Adult bed bug ingesting a meal from a human

Do Bedbugs Transmit Diseases?
Bedbugs are more of a nuisance than a health hazard. In a recent study, researchers reviewed 53 recent studies on bedbugs and their health and medical effects. The results showed that although bedbugs have been blamed for the spread of up to 40 different human diseases, there is little evidence to suggest they are carriers of human disease. Check for bed bug along the seam of mattresses.

Bedbug or Imposter?
Don’t assume your bites are bedbugs. Bites can be hard to identify, even for doctors. Rule out mosquitoes, fleas, mites, and biting gnats by conducting a visual inspection. It’s best to collect and identify bedbugs to confirm bites. Look for the bugs themselves or their bloodstains, especially along the seams of mattresses. Further, look for dark spots of insect waste where bedbugs might crawl into hiding places on furniture, walls, and floors. wash clothing and bedding in hot water and then again hot water that will not burn finger and added 1 cap full Thieves Cleaner and 6 drops of purification. Then dry on hot

Bite Back Against Bedbugs

Get rid of infested mattresses and box springs or cover them with a plastic mattress bag to trap the bugs. Wash clothes and bedding in hot water, and dry on high heat. Clean furniture and vacuum cracks in wood floors and doors where bugs may hide. Shake out suitcases. Use your thieves spray and thieves cleaner the cracks of floors or bed frames.

Bed Bug Formula
10 drop Palo Santo
6 drops Eu7calyptus Blue
5 drops Ceadarwood
Put into a bottle as listed and mix then add 4 oz distilled water and spray.

Mattress Sachets:
To go after nesting eggs combine corn starch, or baking soda in cotton homemade tea bag looking containers and add the formula above and place under mattress.

Purification, Palo Santo, and Eucalyptus Blue in the room

Don’t forget to spray the mattress when changing the sheets with Thieves Spray.
Your Travel diffuser is great to take with you when traveling e specially in hotel and Motel rooms also great for purifying the air (Purification and Thieves).

Listen to Janet Mc Bride on WLW Cincinnati’s Bill Cunningham Show discussing the Bed Bug Crisis.
Click Here

God Bless, and Have a Great Day,

Nancy Sanderson


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