Tips for shopping at thrift stores

Tips for Shopping at Thrift Stores

Carefully inspect the item(s) that you are interested in purchasing. Pay particular attention to:

  • Bed components
  • Coffee tables
  • Upholstered   furniture
  • Luggage
  • Night stands
  • Clothing
  • Dressers
  • Wall hangings
  • End tables
  • Comfort toys

Check both exterior and interior corners and               crevices for signs of bed bug activity (see         photo insert), which includes

  • Live and dead bed             bugs
  • Fecal dots /stains
  • Cast skins
  • Eggs
  • Bed bugs (reddish-brown)
  • cast<br /><br />
        skins (yellow) and fecal dots (black).


Bed bugs (reddish-brown), eggs (white), cast         skins (yellow) and fecal dots (black).

  • Inquire with shop owners or managers whether a               system is in place to ensure that used items do               not contain bed bugs and other pests. Ask for         details to your satisfaction.
  • Point out to the shop manager when items of   interest look like they could be infested.
  • Do not bring suspicious items into your               transportation or residence or workplace without               having them inspected by someone who is         experienced with bed bugs.

If treatment of items is necessary, options can           be obtained from the following sources:

Franklin County                   Board of Health &  Central Ohio Bed         Bug Task Force

Ohio State Univ.

Entomology Extension

Pest management         professional

National Pest           Management Association

Email:; Phone:(703)           352-6762

bed bugs Albuquerque NM are small, usually just 1/6th to 1/5th inch in size. They are reddish-brown in color, but as they feed they become redder. Small claws are used to attach themselves to the victim. Albuquerque bed bugs will feed for up to 10-15 minutes off a host before becoming full.

They leave behind on the host a large inflamed spot that is painful and itches. Common bite areas include the face, neck, hands, and arms. There are several signs of bed bug infestation beyond bed bug bites, bed-sheets will typically have tiny specks of blood and the castoff skins of bed bugs may be found in cracks and crevices of a bed frame. An infested room will have an obnoxious sweet smell. Columbus Ohio Bed bugs will also leave small droppings.

Bed Bugs in Albuquerque NM will not just hang out in beds either; contaminated clothing will transfer bedbugs into your dressers, suitcases, laundry-hampers, furniture, etc. They can also be found behind pictures, wallpaper, in cracked floorboards—they are great at finding hiding places. Harmony Pest offers a wide variety of Albuquerque NM bed bug extermination service plans; custom selected for your insect infestation and property requirements.