Ugh, we had bed bugs at our house and now live to tell the tale. It does take a tremendous toll on you- physically and emotionally. We spotted them on the bed/mattress. We immediately took pretty much everything in our bedroom outside (books, furniture, etc) and left it in black garbage bags in the backyard in the sun. We took advantage of the 100+ degree Austin weather last summer to heat it all up. Every piece of fabric in our home went in the laundry and dryer. We either stored the bags outside in the sun or in our very hot cars (once it had been thru the laundry). Luckily we found a reasonably priced exterminator - another had quoted us $900 for a treatment and the landlord wasn't paying. After we moved out of the bedroom and started the cleaning process I had no more bites- I was the test case since they liked me and not my husband, ugh. The exterminator came and went, and we never saw any more signs of them. Oh it was awful, exhausting, a lot of work, I feel you. We are fairly sure we brought them back from our Caribbean honeymoon, but it could have been a trip to Vegas that I took, or even a movie theater. Who knows, they are everywhere these days. But always always check hotel beds!
Bed Bugs: An Update From The Trenches
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I painted a charcoal grey accent wall in my rental's living room - the other walls in the entire house are painted in that lovely ugly beige/yellow color. I think it looks ok- I use black, brown, grey with pops of bright yellow and red in the room.
Gray Paint to Go with Yellow Walls?
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