Last week, Amada was not sure she should to take action after seeing and catching just one bug. She was waiting for a jetsetting neighbor to return home so their place could be inspected too (the inspection, of all adjacent units, is essential).
She also dithered about spending $650 for a PCO, even though her landlord knows about the problem, and even though I repeatedly pointed out in the comments each day that the landlord was liable to pay. I am not sure she’s paying attention to my comments. But I think it’s worth commenting on AT because they have so many readers, and this is an opportunity to spread good information about bed bugs.
Today, she washed and bagged and called a PCO. Maxwell writes,
Amanda didn’t show up for work today. Over the weekend, the bedbug situation got suddenly worse, and she barely slept. She called us to give us the lowdown:
“Basically, on Friday night, I woke up and found 2 of them and a massive number of bites. On Saturday I freaked out and called the pest control people and their coming later today.”
“Even though I slept with all the lights on on Saturday night, I still got bit again.”
I am glad she’s called a PCO and hope she will read our FAQs and learn more about what she can do to make sure this is gone quickly, and for good.
I hate that one more person is suffering from bed bugs, but I am glad Maxwell is covering the story so thoroughly. I think a lot of people who may have thought it “wouldn’t happen to them” are now thinking again. That can’t be bad. Awareness of the problem is a prerequisite for catching an infestation early.