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  1. Knowthyenemy

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Wed Dec 28 2016 14:12:50
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    It's the 28th! That means it's 12 weeks since I last saw a bed bug.

    I still feel a little nervous- the last time I saw one, it was on an article of clothing I'd taken from my "absolutely clean" bag to wear to school... The whole outfit had been there. So obviously I missed one somehow....

    But it's been three months and I am starting up feel a little more confident. I still have a few bags left to treat. Haven't gotten the courage to start using my dresser again yet either...

    I only saw two ever, I have not seen a single dead one- after three treatments with propoxur and diatomacious earth.

  2. FayeState

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    Posted 7 months ago
    Wed Dec 28 2016 14:24:12
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    Congratulations and may it continue.

  3. Daniels0909

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    Posted 6 months ago
    Thu Dec 29 2016 18:52:26
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    Hi, I'm now fighting my battle with bed bugs since my son brought them home from school. I have done everything from bought bed bug bags for our beds and box springs. I have used bombs, and I have cleaned til no end. Could you tell me about the treatment you used please? I'm willing to try anything! We just don't have the money to spend on a professional right now.

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    Daniels0909
    I am sorry you are dealing with bed bugs. I would suggest you start a new topic so people can see your question.

  5. loubugs

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    Yes. Start a new thread and post your info. No bombs.

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  6. Knowthyenemy

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    Another week no bugs. I know I can't wait then out until they die, as I am moving in three months. So, I put three pairs of pants into my dresser and my heart is racing, haha I've been living out of bags for the past for months... But if I'm going to take the furniture with me I need to assure myself it's safe.

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    In the event that bed bugs were harboring in your dresser, I don't think it would be a given that they'd move into the clothes instead.

  8. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    Knowthyenemy,

    Congratulations and I hope it all continues to go well.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  9. Knowthyenemy

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    bugged-cdn - 5 days ago  » 
    In the event that bed bugs were harboring in your dresser, I don't think it would be a given that they'd move into the clothes instead.

    What do you mean? I'm pretty sure that after 6 months I can safely assume the are no need bugs harbouring in the furniture in my room, no?

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    How are you monitoring their presence? Are you using traps or monitors?

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    Posted 6 months ago
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    Poiqm - 1 day ago  » 
    How are you monitoring their presence? Are you using traps or monitors?

    Bites, checking my bed weekly. I haven't seen a single fecal mark or dead bug or casting since 14 weeks ago when I saw one live bug.

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    Posted 5 months ago
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    19 weeks now and i haven't seen anything. Cast skin dead bug alive bug etc. Moving in two and a half months. Hoping i can take my furniture with.

  13. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 5 months ago
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    That sounds good!

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    Posted 5 months ago
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    So when people use propoxur in Canada, do they have to verify that no children will be in the rooms, or can they just use it?

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    Posted 5 months ago
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    AFAIK Health Canada does not permit its use indoor where children will be present due to the fact that they could touch a treated surface and put their hand in their mouth.

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    Posted 5 months ago
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    So just the honor system for PCO's basically, then?

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    That's what it looks like. And I suppose the fines that can be levied if a company is caught misusing pesticides.

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    I still have the paranoia but it's been 7 months so...

    I'm moving tomorrow!

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    Posted 2 months ago
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    Congrats!

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    Hope your move went well, would love to hear an update. We are having our third spray tonight and hoping to feel comfortable buying a house and moving by next spring.... *Fingers crossed*

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    The move was fine, it's summer here now and I've been getting a few misc bites which are flaring up my anxiety, but it seems unlikely that it is bed bugs (10 months later). I'll update if anything changes though.


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