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Bed Bug Professionals: AJ Richards: There he moved again. When he finishes a capillary and drains a capillary, heâ€™ll move to another spot. Itâ€™s probably not smart of me to move him again because now I have two big welts, but can you see that? If you look from the side, you can see him looking straight down in and his suckerâ€™s stabbed right into me right now. Cameraman: I can see it from here. Iâ€™m not sure if the picture, if the camera can pick it up. Thomas: I think youâ€™re the sucker, I donâ€™t think heâ€™s the sucker. *Laughs* Look at that. I think heâ€™s getting a little fatter. AJ: Oh! Iâ€™m feeling that one. That one hurt. If I was asleep, I probably wouldnâ€™t have felt it, but Iâ€™m watching him so I can definitely feel it inside there. Iâ€™ll let it go long enough if you want to see it fill up. Heâ€™ll go to twice his size. Thomas: Donâ€™t we already have a video of that? AJ: We did a baby, so it wasnâ€™t as visible. Thomas: Oh yeah. This is an adult right here, huh? AJ: Yep. If you watch his color change, he used to have just one brown spot right down the center. See how itâ€™s filling up? Thomas: And thatâ€™s your blood filling up in there, huh? AJ Richards: Yep, thatâ€™s all blood. Thomas: If you blow on him right now, is it going to bother him? AJ: I donâ€™t know, try it. Thomas: No, doesnâ€™t seem to care. AJ: So, a feeding, a typical feeding actually would take about fifteen minutes. Thomas: Fifteen minutes? AJ: Uh huh. For him to get completely engorged, fifteen minutes. So, heâ€™ll feed, drain a capillary, move, feed, drain a capillary, thatâ€™s why a lot of timesâ€¦ Thomas: I know that fifteen is like the max on You Tube. AJ: Yeah, I do know, so we canâ€¦ Thomas: I just donâ€™t think thatâ€™s going to work. AJ: Maybe we can do a time lapse, huh? *Laughs* Thomas: A time lapse. *Laughs* AJ: Uh, but uh, thatâ€™s why when youâ€™ll see typical markings from a bed bug is in a line. Usually three or four, because theyâ€™re cleaning out a capillary, theyâ€™re dropping down, you know, stick it in another capillary, draining it until theyâ€™re full, so, um, and once they feed, they actually wonâ€™t need to feed for uh, you know, about three or four days. Thomas: So, what do you think? Do you think the bug repellent worked then, pretty good? AJ: I would say it did. Cameraman: They have to eat that often? Thomas: Should we try the other arm? AJ: Yeah. Well, no, they donâ€™t have to eat that often. Yeah, letâ€™s see if we can confirm it. Thomas: Letâ€™s go ahead and spray this arm over here. AJ: They donâ€™t have to feed that long. Put it right there. Thomas: Very good. I gotcha, right here. AJ: Oops, thanks man. Thomas: Dude, do you feel these things, dude? Thatâ€™s nice. AJ: Popeye. *Laughs* Thomas: Woo hoo! AJ: Making me feel weird. Thomas: Thatâ€™s what the arm will do for you. I know, sorry. AJ: *Laughs* Thomas: At least itâ€™s not sun tanning oil or something all over you, AJ. AJ: Right. Thatâ€™s not too bad. Thomas: Heâ€™s getting pretty big, dude, he might not even want to feed at this point, I guess, but... AJ: Well, weâ€™ll try. Heâ€™ll double in size and, and he doesnâ€™t know when his next meal is, so I would actually speculate that heâ€™ll keep going as long as the blood mealâ€™s there, until heâ€™s full. So, letâ€™s see if we can bring him over here. Thomas: Just put the paper down and see if he even crawls off. Look at that, he seriously doesnâ€™tâ€¦ AJ Richards: Heâ€™s refusing it. Thomas: Yeah, I bet if you put the paper back up there, heâ€™ll climb up on the paper, too. AJ Richards: Notice the shape change? Heâ€™s a little bit more elongatedâ€¦. Thomas: Yeah, put him back over again, see if he feeds again. AJ: â€¦than he was when he started. He was a little more round. And thatâ€™s very common, they go from more of a tick shape to, the call it a cigar shape. Thomas: Look at that, dude. AJ Richards: Heâ€™s feeding upside down. Thomas: Yeah, AJ Richards: Can you see that? Cameraman: Not really well in the camera, but yeah. AJ: Look at that. Thomas: Yeah, he full on, just, the repellent, the bug repellent works. AJ: Yeah. Thatâ€™s copyrighted, by the way. *Laughs* Thomas: Yeah, first, you heard it here first. AJ: Bed bug repellent coming your way. Thomas: Thatâ€™s right. Cameraman: Thatâ€™s really cool. Thomas: Weâ€™re going to insert it into some fragrance so that we have fragrance kind. AJ: Yeah. Thomas: Iâ€™m thinking like, uh, CK One, weâ€™ll call it K-9 One. AJ: K-9 One, there you go. AJ: You know, an application, really, the only application for something like that would be, youâ€™ve got them at your house, or youâ€™re paranoid, so maybe you want to spray yourself down, or an inspector, myself. Knowing that that works, Iâ€™m going to be soaked in bed bug repellent as I go in to do inspections because, thatâ€™s actuallyâ€¦ Thomas: Yeah, I went in there with you yesterday, and I, so the reason why this all started is I went in there with him yesterday and my wife would kill me, I mean just kill me ifâ€¦ AJ Richards: If he brought those home. Thomas: Yeah, exactly. Not only that, but the house we went to was pretty, pretty bad, I mean, really bad, I mean, weâ€™ve got some footage weâ€™ll show you on that, but I didnâ€™t want to get any, so I sprayed myself down. And AJ didnâ€™t believe, didnâ€™t know itâ€™d work or not, but he still wouldâ€™veâ€¦ AJ: I played it safe, didnâ€™t I? *Laughs* Thomas: Yeah, youâ€™re not going to take any chances, are you? AJ: No. Thomas: I mean, if thereâ€™s a chance itâ€™s going to workâ€¦ AJ Richards: Yeah. Thomas: So, there you go. AJ Richards: Spray it on my shoes and the bottom of my pants. Thomas: I just might be using this to, uh, using this anytime I go to the movies, theaters now, or in hotels. AJ Richards: In hotels, yeah. Thomas: Why take a risk, I mean, thatâ€™s like, if you get a bed bug infestation in your home, itâ€™s a couple thousand dollars. AJ Richards: Yeah, if you, if you have a problem and most people realize what they have until itâ€™s an infestation, and at that point, theyâ€™re talking an easy minimum of fifteen hundred to two thousand dollars on an average size home. If you catch it early enough, there are chemical treatments and steam treatments that can be successful for a quarter of that price, but like I said, most people donâ€™t realize what it is until theyâ€™ve got an infestation and, and then itâ€™s too late, so, and the one time you donâ€™t take a precaution, you know, itâ€™s probably that time that youâ€™re going to get it, soâ€¦ Thomas: Dude, look at him. Heâ€™s huge. AJ Richards: See how much bigger he is now? Thomas: Yeah. AJ Richards: And heâ€™s dark red. Heâ€™ll get, see how, look at the back of him, how, oh, there he goes. Thomas: Oh! Oh! He just pooped on there. Oh, sorry. AJ Richards: So, he just â€¦ Thomas: No breathing on theâ€¦ AJ Richards: He just defecated. Thatâ€™s my blood. And thatâ€™s something you want to watch for, say you have white sheets, which I recommend by the way, itâ€™s easier to spot, if you see that on your white sheet, Thomas: No pun intended. *Laughs* AJ Richards: If you see that on your white sheets, then you start looking. Call in a dog; call in a professional, whatever it takes. But, you want to find that right away. Like I said, youâ€™ll save yourself thousands of dollars potentially. Thomas: Yeah, he totally doesnâ€™t look like a tick anymore. Like when I first looked at him, he looked just like a tick, but I mean, heâ€™s like a little accordion back there that just fills up. AJ Richards: Yeah. Andâ€¦ Thomas: And just poops it right out. AJ Richards: Notice heâ€™s, notice heâ€™s not trying to feed anymore. Heâ€™s pretty much full. Thomas: Yeah. AJ Richards: I mean, heâ€™s got his blood meal. Now heâ€™s just trying to find a place to hide. Thomas: Good, letâ€™s put him away. AJ Richards: Letâ€™s do it. Thomas: Iâ€™m done with him. That was pretty nasty. I didnâ€™t like having that on my arm one bit. AJ Richards: I noticed. Thomas: Alright, at any rate, Iâ€™m a happy camper. Go buy some today. AJ: *Laughs* Thomas: I think thatâ€™s a wrap. See you guys. AJ Richards: Thatâ€™s a wrap. Thomas: Check back in sometime. -Bulwark Exterminating Pest Control & Bed Bugs