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Bedbug Frustrater

A way to piss off bedbugs
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If you would like to piss off your bedbugs, simply place a sheet of plywood under your mattress so that the plywood sticks out several inches all the way around. This will create a ledge that will be sure to anger climbing bedbugs. The newly created ledge can also be used to place various inhibitory measures such as double sided tape or poison. Piss off your bedbugs today!
pppporkins, Oct 10 2010


       I'm not sure this would discourage all bedbugs, but I bet it would discourage some (especially with the tape or poison.) Good enough for my bun. [+]
Boomershine, Oct 10 2010

       do you really want to share your bed with angry bedbugs?   

       why ARE they making a comeback in US anyway?
po, Oct 10 2010

       They are developing resistance to some common pesticides.
8th of 7, Oct 10 2010

       //why ARE they making a comeback in US anyway?// According to the new Tea party, the "immigrants" are bringing them in.
xenzag, Oct 10 2010

       So, bedbugs is caused by either ilegal immigration or climate change? If only we knew whether bedbugs voted Republican or Democrat, we'd have an answer.
mouseposture, Oct 10 2010

       I think we should blame DARPA. They must've done some bedbug research for biological warfare.
RayfordSteele, Oct 10 2010

       //"immigrants" are bringing them in//
err, what's an "immigrant" ? Probably not immigrants 'cuz I don't think they show up at the border with bedding... 'cept maybe the "good" sheets, but they'd be clean anyways.

       Buddy hypothesizes that new immigrants get a reputation being pest-ridden 'cuz they often import food unavailable locally... and the food they import isn't packaged to the standards required for a couple thousand mile trip.   

       The real solution is of course irradiation, which would either kill the bedbugs or turn them into forty foot ravenous monsters: win-win.
FlyingToaster, Oct 10 2010

       "It's all the fault of the Jews and the bicyclists."
mouseposture, Oct 10 2010

       Where do bedbugs live when they're not bedbugging? I assumed that they lived inside the mattress, in which case this invention would simply stop them from leaving. Or aren't they?
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 10 2010

       They tend to live in crevices in the bed frame, and will travel from room to room in search of sustenance.   

       // "It's all the fault of the Jews and the bicyclists." //   

       You are Adolf Schicklgruber, and we claim our Five Dollars.   

       By the way, you're right ... about the cyclists.
8th of 7, Oct 10 2010

       You're not thinking of administrators, are you?
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 10 2010

       Could be, could be ...   

       Check if they predate their own kind. If they don't, they're bedbugs.
8th of 7, Oct 10 2010

       //Where do bedbugs live when they're not bedbugging?//   

       Could be they spend the day shift in the cracks of our bodies (you know where they are), cleverly not biting, so as not to be detected.   

       Then, at night, what [IT] said.
Boomershine, Oct 10 2010


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