Ever since my mystery skin ailment of 2007 I’ve been concerned about bed bugs. In my research I discovered that the little critters are almost impossible to get rid of. One exterminator I spoke with said it would be easier to move and buy all new things. She wasn’t joking.
My skin problem was NOT bed bugs. We’ve never had them. But the thought of getting them haunts me. It doesn’t help that I keep seeing more and more about them in the news. Also, as a frugal gal I’m always on the lookout for good used furniture. At least I thought about getting used furniture in the past. I’ve been combing the articles for any way to safely buy used furniture and I haven’t found any answers. I’d buy something from someone I know but that’s about it.
Bed Bug News:
- Bed Bugs, Nearly Eradicated, Make a Comeback – “A resistance to insecticides appears to be why bed bugs are making a comeback in some urban areas, a new study says.”
- Bedbugs bounce back: Outbreaks in all 50 states – “Bedbugs have been found in moving vans, public transit seat cushions, airplanes, college dorms and even a Bay Area meditation retreat. They spread by hitching a ride on your clothes or in your luggage and crawling off to infest your home or apartment building.”