I hesitated whether to post this or not, but in the end decided I really needed to because it was an eye opener to me!
I have never watched the new Dr. Oz show but somehow yesterday it was on the tv and the first part of the show was about the bed bug epidemic across the country! They had a "hotel" room set up on the stage and they took apart the room and showed all the places that bed bugs would like to hide. ugh! They said when you go into a hotel room, DON'T put your luggage on the floor, keep it as far away from the bed and near the door as you can. Bedbugs like to hide where it's nice and dark, so they would be on the undersides and backsides of bedframes, nightstands, pictures on the walls even behind a hole in the wallpaper. Talk about being grossed out.
Anyway, I was feeling all educated and smart and THEN...they talked about homes and apartments, and how they get spread that way. They talked about old mattresses or furniture being put out for the trash and people "curbside shopping" which I have done LOTS of in the past! Never in a million years thought to really "check" it out that thoroughly before throwing it in my car...I was too much in a hurry to get it and run before getting seen...lol So please all you curbside shoppers and Craigslist shoppers and garage sale shoppers...start checking your "possible purchases" really thoroughly before you bring them home!