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    Bedbugs Invade Hospitals

    As if adapting to health-care reform and curbing the “nightmare bacteria” weren’t challenge enough, hospitals are increasingly plagued by another problem: bedbugs.

    More than a third of pest-management companies treated bedbug infestations in hospitals in 2012, 6% more than the year before and more than twice as many as in 2010, according to a survey released today by the National Pest Management Association. The percentage of exterminators dealing with bedbugs in nursing homes has also almost doubled since 2010, to 46%. Bedbug experts also report seeing them in ambulances.

    Bedbugs Invade Hospitals - Yahoo! Finance

    I am sure this will only get better as ACA progresses.

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    Re: Bedbugs Invade Hospitals

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    I am sure this will only get better as ACA progresses.
    Because bedbugs are clearly a creation of the left


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    Re: Bedbugs Invade Hospitals

    My netflix streaming speed was slow against last night, and during my favorite show too.

    Thanks, Obamacare.

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    Re: Bedbugs Invade Hospitals

    This has nothing to do with ACA. This has to do with an epidemic of bedbugs that is infesting a lot of cities around the world, including increasingly in the US.

    These things can live in pretty much any fabric for ages, and they are extremely difficult to eradicate. Sometimes, your best bet is to just burn everything you own and move away. It was really only a matter of time before someone brought it into a hospital.

    Everyone should be really aware of this and what to look for. It's spreading like wildfire all over the cities.

    I traveled for four years and I've moved a number of times within cities since, and it is NOT an accident that I've never had them. It's through vigilance.

    I work at a nice place with great co-workers, and recently someone moved and put a few things out for grabs, including a duvet, which I really wanted. I've given and gotten some really cool things from co-workers, including an insane vacuum that I'm pretty sure could consume the universe.

    But I steadied my enthusiasm, and gave it a thorough once-over. Very thorough. I went over all of the seams and looked for the signs of bed bugs.

    And guess what? I found them. Those little tiny brown spots that are from rolling over and squashing a bug with some blood in it, hidden near the seams.

    Did this person knowingly put out an infested duvet? No, probably not.

    He might not have even known he had them. People will dismiss a bite or two as just being a spider bite. It's not until it starts getting bad and they're getting bitten every night that most people figure out they have bedbugs.

    Or maybe he had an infestation a long time ago, got rid of it, and it just didn't entirely come out in the wash -- that's possible too. But it's definitely not worth the risk.

    That's how easy it is to transfer them. He might not have even known he had them. The evidence is teeny tiny, and hidden away in the most protected area of the fabric.

    You can carry them in your clothes or overnight bag, and just one or two bugs can infest an entire building.

    It's not hard to see how this happened in a hospital. It was just a matter of time. And it's not caused by the damn ACA, for pete's sake.
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    He seriously just linked Obamacare to bedbugs.

    That just happened.



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    Re: Bedbugs Invade Hospitals

    what can you do about the people that come into the hospital/nursing home who unknowingly carry them in?

    anything or nothing?
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    Re: Bedbugs Invade Hospitals

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    He seriously just linked Obamacare to bedbugs.

    That just happened.



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    Re: Bedbugs Invade Hospitals

    Someone needs to send those hospitals this link! Balkan Folk Remedy Beats Bedbugs - Bean leaves make effective traps, researchers find

    Something we can also use in our homes.

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    Re: Bedbugs Invade Hospitals

    Quote Originally Posted by longknife View Post
    Someone needs to send those hospitals this link! Balkan Folk Remedy Beats Bedbugs - Bean leaves make effective traps, researchers find

    Something we can also use in our homes.

    [How come nobody paid attention to this when I posted it earlier?]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
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