across one here’s the picture.. take a good look at it because when you done reading this probably you will need to check the corner of your mattress to see if you can find one.. and if you are staying in one of those ‘flats’ .. i bet you know it already ..
Untill 2005 i had no idea of bed bugs other than my grand mother used to say how bed bugs were ‘Daridra’ which litterally means ‘bad luck’. I used to stay among bachelores before the marriage. With 6 of packed in one tiny room, 8 in other and 10 in the hall and 1 in the maids room, i.e 25 people in one ‘Flat’. After a many weeks of sleepless nights finally ‘someone’ told me it was the bedbugs.. and i realised that since all of us were bachelors and no one kept cleanliness the bed bugs merried on our blood. One of my room mate used to say that bed bugs never bit him because he had ‘bitter’ blood. Other room mate recommended that ‘cockraoches’ eat bed bugs.. so went to the filthy kitchen ( imagine 25 people using the same kitchen) and got hold of some roaches and spread it around the room anticipating them to eat the bed bugs.. Now we had two problems 1. Bed bugs which bit us even during the day time and 2.Room/house full of cockroaches.
Finally one day just when every one was at work , i bought two cans of ‘baygon’ and sprayed like a mad man, needless to say everyone was upset when they came back as the room was stinking with baygon smell.. Surprisingly the dude who said he had ‘bitter’ blood had highest number of bed bugs under his bed 😆 , anyways i could not take this crap anymore so i left the place.
That was one incident, the other day i was at the grocery store downstairs , and i saw this bed bug moving on the grocer, I pointed out, he was terribly embarassed. Finally to make things better, i said ‘these bed bugs are everywhere’ and he nodded in agreement…
The reason I am writing this is because, In Kuwait specially in expat residential area’s the bed bugs have become ‘PANDEMIC”. People are in denial, or may be are ignorant about it. But bed bugs are everywhere, EVERYWHERE . When we had a maid work for us (to take care my son) she bought bed bugs along with her. Finally we got rid of the maid, then we got rid of the bed bugs… but it wasn’t that easy.
So peeps.. if you are not getting sleep at night becasuse ‘something is biting you’ check the corner of the bed/mattress, if you see black spots (which is bed bugs poop) .. Go get a baygon spray ASAP!!.. Spray like a maniac, open windows, put the mattresses/bed/ sofa in the sun for a day or two..Please Take bath before you sleep, change/wash the bedsheet every week. Lots of sunlight .. lots of sunlight… lots of sunlight.. May the force be with you !!