We once blogged about how Craig’s List is great, but warned about used furniture carries risks of bed bugs.  We’re repeating this advice as loudly as we can: Do not pick up a free couch, sofa, or mattress on the side of the road! Bed bug victims often discard furniture as part of their efforts to remove these insects from their home.

The furniture is free, and the bed bugs that you might take into you home along with the sofa are also free.

This advice is not just relevant for city residents.

This weekend an employee drove by this couch in his suburban-NJ neighborhood.

If you pick up a Free Sofa, you may also get Free Bed Bugs!

He said that the couch was gone by this morning.  The couch looks cozy, but we simply wouldn’t risk the chance of a bed bug problem, and neither should you!

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