Quote:This is EXACTLY right . . .the eastern seaboard is lousy with them because of the travelers coming from Europe and they are riding in their luggage. If you stay in hotel, ANY hotel keep your clothes and luggage in the bathrooms, as BB do not like cold tile. NOTHING we use for bugs kills them, it has to be special mixed stuff. They can't stand heat, so steaming is a good way too. . .I just posted on here in another post to NOT pick up "soft" furniture along the road, because if its in "perfect" shape and its settling along the road, chances are there is something very unfriendly in there. BB can live 18 months without food or water, they cannot be frozen because they are like flies, they come back to life when warmed . . .they are evil little monsters, and this is honestly one time I question WHY they were ever created, because all they do is suck blood, and they want human blood above all other . . .college dorms are just infested because a lot of out of state students and the picking up stuff along the road . . .they scare me to death . . .cockroaches are evil too, but they have become #2 in my opinion as compared to the BB. IF you put clothes away, pack them in tight good trash bags, seal them tight and then seal them in tubs . . .they do suffocate. I think pyrethium might work, but its a short cure, not a total cure. I reseached them alot because a good friend of mine got them from a guy she had do an oil painting for her DS's Xmas present and unknown to him they were in his apt., and they got a free ride on the canvas to her house. She has had a nightmare year, but did it all herself to the tune of about $700 and relentless cleaning, steaming, and cleaning and spray she got online. She just said the other day she thinks they might have completely erradiated because no one has had a bite in weeks. . .I could go on and on, but trust me when I say its not worth bringing anything into your home that you aren't sure of. . .I wash every single thing that comes into my house now because of this . . .and have decided that if I don't need it, its gone. The little pests LOVE to snuggle in your stashes and your collections.