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Old 03-08-2013, 04:55 PM   #11
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When you open the freezer panels, expect something like this. Have a big stick ready.

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Old 03-08-2013, 04:57 PM   #12
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I'll load my rifle and get a makeshift flamethrower going. I can't say I am happy about this, but if it will take care of my pest problem, then it shall be done.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:01 PM   #13
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Get yourself a huge plastic bag, or duct tape plastic sheet to make one, and put one of those cans of bug-bomb in there. Then air it out like a mofo after all the buggers are kilt.
Might even be able to give it a couple of days of CO2, and asphyxiate them?
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:03 PM   #14
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This makes a ton of sense- the last one I found was actually IN the wrinkle of the rubber seal thingy that it attached to the lid...

Good lord, I am going to find a world of sh!t in there, aren't I?
Step 1) With the lid closed, take some hefty nails or some 12 gauge wire or coat hanger wire and locate the holes in the sides of the lid hinges that stop the hinges from opening once the lid is disconnected from the hinges. This way they won't spring open on you once you remove the lid.

Step 2) Take a socket driver and remove the bolts holding the lid to the hinges.

The next steps require you to have a video camera with audio running, preferably on a tripod for our amusement. And you really should do this outside on a deck or a backyard or a garage or something.

Step 3) Lift up the ends of the rubber seal to locate the plastic plugs that hold the inside lid liner to the lid and remove the plugs with a putty knife and pliers.

Step 4) Put on some gloves to protect yourself from the nastiness waiting for you.

Step 5) Remove the rubber seal and lid liner to expose the insulation. Try not to yell too loud.

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Old 03-08-2013, 05:20 PM   #15
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What if I just scrapped it and made a new lid?

outrageous?
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:34 PM   #16
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What if I just scrapped it and made a new lid?

outrageous?
Personally, I wouldn't go that far.

 
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:42 PM   #17
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I would make sure they aren't bed bugs before bug bombing anything. Pesticides are generally ineffective on bed bugs, and will just cause then to spread further into your house, resulting in a difficult to treat infestation.

Bed bugs are on the rise lately. I'd hate for anyone to get them from purchasing second-hand equipment/furniture. They are not fun.

 
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ok, so (after another google search) they look like they might also be bed bugs...

Any ideas for how to take care of that? I am seriously considering moving my current fermenting pils into my main fridge, and going with the plastic-sack-bug-fogger-bomb method. Will the bed bugs live through this?

I would love to avoid opening that freakin' lid if I can just fog bomb the you-know-what out of it and seal all the cracks and gaps with silicone.
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If they're bed bugs, GET THAT THING OUT OF YOUR BUILDING RIGHT NOW.

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If they're bed bugs, GET THAT THING OUT OF YOUR BUILDING RIGHT NOW.
leaving work as early as I can to do just that. Is this thing toast? Am I just going to have to eat the $50 I paid and toss it?
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