OUR LITTLE 'FRIENDS' Cimex lectularius
"All bedbugs mate by traumatic insemination. Because the female has no genital opening, the male pierces her abdomen with his hypodermic genitalia and ejaculates into the body cavity. Male bedbugs sometimes attempt to mate with other males and pierce the latter in the abdomen."Dear Ones:
The exposition below is from an e-mail, which I believe to be quite accurate even if it only tells PART of the story!
I have and I am doing extensive RESEARCH on this 'BED BUG PROBLEM' for you and will report on the same once this election season comes to a close, no worries. My newfound political activism is the reason I have temporarily suspended distribution of my FREE NEWSLETTER. (If you'd like to receive my FREE NEWLETTER for up-to-date health news in 'real time', just email me at BarbaraKSexton@aol.com with your name own email address.)
For now I'll resist 'the urge' to suggest that this is anything more than a result of 'our global economy'. But these little blood-suckers really ARE a health menace.
Don't you wonder how they suddenly FLARED UP in the UNITED STATES?
For You in Christ,
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"
A bit of information that you might like to know about.We have friends here in our community and one of their sons is an entomologist (insect expert), and has been telling them that there is an epidemic of bed bugs now occurring in America. Recently I have heard on the news that several stores in NYC have had to close due to bed bug problems, as well as a complete mall in New Jersey. He says that since much of our clothing, sheets, towels, etc. now comes from companies outside of America, (sad but true), even the most expensive stores sell foreign clothing from China, Indonesia, etc. The bed bugs are coming in on the clothing as these countries do not consider them a problem.
He recommends that if you buy any new clothing, even underwear and socks, sheets, towels, etc. that you bring them into the house and put them in your clothes dryer for at least 20 minutes. The heat will kill them and their eggs. DO NOT PURCHASE CLOTHES AND HANG THEM IN THE CLOSET FIRST. It does not matter what the price range is of the clothing, or if the outfit comes from the most expensive store known in the U.S. They still get shipments from these countries and the bugs can come in a box of scarves or anything else for that matter. That is the reason why so many stores, many of them clothing stores have had to shut down in NYC and other places. All you need is to bring one item into the house that has bugs or eggs and you will go to hell and back trying to get rid of them. He travels all over the country as an advisor to many of these stores, as prevention and after they have the problem.
From e-mail. THANK YOU UNCLE CHARLIE--You're the BEST!
Love & Blessings,