The Critters beneath your sheets

I’ll never forget one cool breezy night on campus, I couldn’t get into my room in one of the halls of residence because a roommate had accidentally made off to an overnight outing with the room key leaving me without a place to lay my head for the night. I hated the idea of asking guys in neighboring rooms to let me crash with them so I decided to go sleep on one of the big sofas in one of the lounges. 

The lounge had many sofas lined up for students who wanted to chill out and watch the TV or just hand around. I picked a neat one, dusted it with my hankie and lay down to savour the sweetness of sleep beckoning to me.

I woke up quite earlier than I usually would…then my body began to itch. I scratched and scratched. Then I noticed the small swellings all over my body. They didn’t look like mosquito bites. I knew they weren’t. And besides, there were no mosquitoes in the lounge. I looked at where I slept. There seemed to be nothing crawling on the sofa. Then where on earth did these bites come from?

Later I checked up on them and discovered they were everyone’s nightmare when you least expect.

You hardly get to see them but they are there, lurking in the great chasm that serves as the final resting place for your weary head after a hard days work or when you just retire for the night.

They come unnoticed and they attack without warning. They turn some skins into bloody spotted designs, others into swollen welts scattered across the surface. 

They make you begin to dread lying on the most comfortable furniture in your home because they seem to love residing deep within anything comfortable. 
And boy, do their bites itch like crazy!



Welcome to the world of those tiny critters known as BED BUGS.

So how do you stop that itching, and get rid of these venomous cretins? Bed bugs can really be a pain in the ass- as tiny as these buggers are, they can make life a nightmare for you.

But thanks to the internet, you can always get info that’ll help. 
I’ll recommend The Bed Bugs guide site. There you’ll get all the info you need to know about You can never tell if these critters have begun breeding in your home. The only way they’ll announce their arrival is after you received a welcome message a bites scattered all over your skinsies. So it really makes a whole lot of sense to be ready to stop them before they decide to camp in your home. 

The Bed Bugs guide site is loaded with all the info you need and also pictures and accounts of how other people dealt with the menace. I’ve taken their tips in handy and I’m keeping clear of those little devils.



16 Screamer(s):

Oyin said...

damn...I know that feeling. Got some bites from my moms couch...then I later forgot about the damn couch and brought the couch into my home.....sheesh!

doll said...

2nd

jhazmyn said...

Lol, i remember spending the night at a friends sis house and waking up the next day with the bites, God know i suspected my hostess planted them there cos i could see she wasn't so willing to let me stay but at 12midnight and nowhere else to go, i had no choice (or did i?)...lol

LG said...

bed bugs ke? never heard of dem Or r they d still thing as chinchin??? :-)

chayoma said...

Never been attacked by them buggers b4.
Must be real bad huh

Tigeress said...

ooooooooohhhhhh- that really sucks!!! thanks for the heads up tho. :)

Buttercup said...

Oh no..poor you! Thanks for letting us know about the website

I cringed at the thought of being bitten by them, oh ow u must av felt......

BSNC said...

hahah eya poor you. I slept in a friend's house once, they told me to crash in their guest room. Those little devils showed me the meaning of passing someone's territory..lol

i know exactly what you mean..lol

leggy said...

lol..chee yah..i got that once oh.lol

histreasure said...
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histreasure said...

Never had it..must've been lucky since i survived boarding school in Nigeria.thinking back now, i remember there was a time we had an outbreak in the school..oh it wasnt funny...lol..

thanks for stopping by and ahowing some love

Enkay said...

Bed bugs?!

Pele o! I can't begin to imagine the agony!

Olufunke said...

Pele o, and Thanks for the info.


Interesting story...but I was wondering where you schooled, you had lounges, with sofas line up for students that want to chill or watch TV'...and there are no mosquitoes....

I sure say that your campus dey this Nigeria?
:-)

LusciousRon said...

Awww. Sorry. Thank God for google!

Afronuts said...

@Oyin…ouch! Don’t envy u!

@doll…???

@jhazmyn…what a price to pay for spending the night!

@LG…Now u know. Go inspect ur bed at home!

@Chayoma…may u never be attacked by them. It aint cool at all.

@Tigeress…U’re welcome.

@buttercup…glad to have let u know

@TaioFierce…u’ll cringe more when u see pictures of them

@BSNC…lol. Not every friend’s place is that condusive shey?

@leggy…how did u get it? Gist us naah

@histreasure….u sure were lucky alrite.

@Enkay…don’t. U’ll even cringe if u see the pictures

@Olufunke….yep. Believe it. It was in Nigeria.

@LusciousRon…huh? Where does google come in?