It's just Gr'Ma, SIL's family (a mom, dad, 21 & 18 yr old kids & their boyfriend & girlfriend) and us gathering for Xmas.
We are the only ones freaking out. SIL's family & Gr'Ma think it is no big deal.
I've read up on the links above & how to treat it, but I'm telling you all that they are just going to "bomb" the cluttered house (which will not work) and wait for warm weather to turn up the furnace and kill them that way (which we know will also not work).
I think I might play dumb & print some of the articles & pictures for SIL "just to be helpful.". I can highlight the parts that talk about what they are planning to do, and how it won't work, but she probably wouldn't read it anyway. They really don't think it's any big deal *sigh*
Also I just wanted to let you know that turing up the heat in the house so long as they can get it past 90f for several hours will work. Also bombing is very effective if you have the right people doing the job. Don't believe everything you read on the net. Most of the time you hear/read these NIGHTMARE stories I think it is a bug company not doing the job as effectivly as they could so they can make big bucks off of the victims. We dealt with some very professional bug companies who assured us it wasn't as terrible as it seemed and it only cost us $300 to have all of our things "bombed" with an all natural pesticide (and we had a lot of things with us at the hotel). We have not dealt with anymore bugs and anything that we weren't comfortable with "bombing" even though it was all natural (like baby stuff) we threw in the dryer and that fixed everything. Understand two things about bed bugs. They only live right by your bed and they only come out at night, the problem is they will crawl into anything that it right by the bed. clothes, purses, wallets, cell phones, if it's by the bed it probably has bedbugs in it. But like I said in my other post, if they aren't coming to your home don't worry that much. But also do take care to quarantine your belonging that do go near these people.