Attack of the bed bugs!
September 5, 2014 4:36 AM Subscribe
My warehouse space is infested with bed bugs and, it turns out, they are just the worst.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 to Home & Garden (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm in a unconverted warehouse space, about 5,000 square feet. Most of the rooms were built by previous tenants and we have six people here. It's sort of a Lost Boys hideout with slightly more women and slightly less blood but, that being said, it's our home and this is a real goddamned bummer. Vacating the place isn't an option, and neither is getting the place tented. We're not the only people in the building, either. I'd rather not go to the landlord with this, for various reasons.
We've tried foggers and sprays, but that just seems to annoy them. Our plan right now is to burn them out room by room, using a few of those portable propane heaters that look like jet engines, combined with heat guns to use in the walls and a diatomaceous earth barrier around the rooms, witch-stopping salt circle style.
So I'm looking for the best way to pull off the heat death thing. Or, if you have any other ideas for dealing with them. We're in kind of a unique situation, but I like it here and I'm not ready to hand the place over to these little blood-drinking interlopers. We're calling an exterminator today, but we're poor, and I'd really prefer another solution.