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    bed bugs bite

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    ok, what are these little flying bugs
    that I can't see
    but they leave tiny itchy red dots
    day and night, indoors and out


    I thought they were fleas
    but I don't think so anymore.
    ...fade out to the wail of a lonely saxophone.

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    I think they're sand fleas. They don't bother me, but my wife gets bitten all the time when she sleeps. She has all kinds of bug bites on her legs. Why is it that females get affected more by it????

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    Sand fleas

    I think it is the sand fleas, get a plastic mattress cover that zips up. The fleas sufficate and die, DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE.

    Make sure you dont scratch the heck out of them, cuz you could end up with a staff infection. Apparently they are common here and can be very dangerous. The staff infections that is.... not the sand fleas. Although they are quite a neusance, according to my best friend down here.

    I live on the 3rd floor and I was warned early by value md. I wasnt sure I was gong to have a problem, but I made sure I took care of it before I had a problem and I brought a mattress cover with me.

    Sorry about the bed bugs = good luck.
    And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
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    no see 'ums!

    Ahhh, the infamous No See'ums. I hate the little bastards. Nooks is right, a staph infection can follow when you scratch.

    Go to James Store
    One aisle over from the cheap booze
    There are black mosquito coils wrapped in plastic
    Light one end with a match
    Mount in your room or outside
    The smoke is foul, but bearable
    When the sand fleas suffocate
    And die a horrible death
    Thus, leaving you alone.

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    url please

    Could someone give a URL of a picture of a
    "plastic mattress cover"

    I get the impression that there's more to it than the obvious english phrase.
    ...fade out to the wail of a lonely saxophone.

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    asdf

    is there a fumigator that we can use to get rid of the fleas? or do they keep coming back even after spraying them?

    are these fleas common in most apartments, regardless of how clean we make them?

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    Anybody know if I can purchase a plastic mattress cover on the island?

    I'm getting eatten alive here!!!!

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    plastic matress covers

    You sold me. Are plastic matress covers sold in Portsmouth or Roseau ?
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    plastic matress covers

    Quote Originally Posted by medNoir
    You sold me. Are plastic matress covers sold in Portsmouth or Roseau ?
    Upstairs at Astaphan's in Roseau is probably your best bet.

    A long shot is Courts in Portsmouth, but it is worth a try if you don't have the time for a Roseau trip.

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    another suggestion

    When you wash your sheets, be sure to add plenty of bleach and let them soak before starting the wash cycle. And double sheet your mattress, that is two barriers for the bed bugs to get through when trying to find your skin at night. They home in on body heat, so the more sheets the less they get to you.

    Also, take your mattress outside and beat the hell out of it - in addition to the dust and debris, little flea eggs will fall out as well. Check your bedframe for any spots where eggs might hide, spray with Lysol or just squirt some alcohol or bleach in there.

    Wear long PJ's when you go to sleep. If you have scrubs or comfortable pants that completely cover your ankles, all the better.

    The most drastic measure is to put your bare mattress in your room, throw a "bug bomb" (i.e. Raid spray) in there and run. Come back in a couple hours, beat your mattress a few times and hopefully the little buggers will fall out.

    All this being said, maybe a plastic cover isn't a bad idea.

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