Anonymous on 02/25/2008
My house address: 68 Ave and 176 street
We suddenly had lots of bites every night and then started noticing bed bugs. We learnt that each female bed bug can live 10 to 12 months, survive for one full year (hiding somewhere) without a blood meal and lay 500 eggs in its lifetime. Soon, the bedbugs multiplied so much that we could see them crawling on our couch, beds, floor and computer table.
It is horrible to get infested by bedbugs. Stay away from used furniture, clothes and appliances.
I later came to know that bed bugs could jump 3 inches and could jump on your clothes even while you are travelling in a bus or skytrain. Hotels are the best place to get introduced to them.
Big cities where lots of people travel to different countries usually have them in abundance, Vancouver and New York are among them.
ONCE AGAIN - STAY AWAY FROM USED STUFF. PEOPLE DONT EVEN TELL THEY HAVE BEDBUGS ON THOSE USED STUFF.
IMPORTANT: YOU MIGHT NOT NOTICE EVEN A SINGLE BEDBUG BUT COULD STILL BE CARRYING BEDBUG EGGS WHICH HATCH IN 8-12 DAYS AND ARE AS SMALL AS A SPECK OF DUST.
SO BE WARE!