I am super paranoid about getting bed bugs.
I refuse to stay in any hotels because I am afraid of getting bed bugs.
When I buy something that can be washed in the washer, new or used, it immediately goes into the washer and dryer.
I thought that bed bugs could only live in things like mattresses, clothes, stuffed animals, things like that.
Oh now. Was I WRONG!
I was watching Infested and this woman had gotten bed bugs because she bought a brand new bunk bed set for her kids. ONE single bed bug had been living in a teeny little screw hole in the bunk beds, multiplied and they were eating her boys.
I had no idea they could live on surfaces like that. OR that they can go up to a YEAR without eating!!
I really thought I'd be safe buying brand new things like mattresses, etc because they were brand new, right? Never used, therefore no bed bugs. Oh no. Not at all. They can hitch a ride in something new and live there for a year, and then come and bite your ass and infest your house at the drop of a hat.
Excuse me while I go cry in a corner now.