Sunday, July 13, 2008

Good Night, Sleep Tight...

...don't let the FREAKY LITTLE BLACK BUGS that I just saw ON AND AROUND Gooser's bed...bite!?!

OMG--do bed bugs really exist?

I was making his bed a few days ago and I saw a couple of black specks on the carpet that I just thought was dirt from his shoes or whatever--but then one moved! Eww--I "caught" them and disposed of them and didn't think much of it. But tonight I saw them AGAIN.

Gooser was like "Mommy--a bug." IN his bed--then I saw a couple more on the floor.

I have washed the bedding and thoroughly vacuumed. Please let them never come back!!

I guess now if I tell him "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite" I'll really mean it! Poor Gooser.

I'm off to Google bed bugs...I feel itchy!



noble pig said...

You have to pull up the mattress...they like to live around the headboard...I don't think just washing helps...I think but not sure. Yikes.

Kelly said...

I know what you mean about the psychosomatic itching...I get that everytime I hear about some type of bug like ticks, lice, etc...I feel your pain.
Thanks so much for stopping by and being part of my first commentors. I definitely will be back to yours...How cute are your kids?!!!!!

BoufMom9 said...

Bed bugs do exist and I think Noble Pig is right and that you do have to get the mattress sprayed because they can lay eggs. (UGH!!!!)
So not fun!
Good luck!
(my skin is crawling just thining about it! EEEEK!)

LiteralDan said...

I'm sure you did not like what you found-- this makes me want to go shake out my sheets immediately, as with every other time I'm reminded of the existence of such creatures.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh...yeah, they do exist.....and its quite a process to get rid of them I think.

What did people do before google? Geez.....I couldn't...

Anonymous said...

Yes, you have to check around the mattress and the headboard and amke sure that it really is bedbugs. Black is the wrong colour for them as they are usually reddish brown once they have fed and clearer when they are still hungry. I would also be surprised if yoru son was not itchy if they had bit him as most people are allergic to their bites to come degree.

Google will give you lots of good info. A combo of pesticides and natural sprays will likely be needed. The PCO you talk to will bring and apply the pesticides but you can use products like they have at and other places on your own as they are pesticide free but they ONLY work on contact with the bugs.

Again, make sure they are bedbugs. Trap one or two and show them to a PCO to amke sur you are not treating for something that is not there.

Anonymous said...

anonymous is correct. you need to use a Pest Control Operator. I'm one myself, and for the most part a do it yourself approach lacks the
knowlage of the pest to solve the problem. try the University of Kentucky's website for accurate info. Good Luck..