3 months and still have bb(7 posts)
I am new to Bedbugger and feel I need help, I can't get rid of bb. This is my story: July 10-20, 2009 We had a boy stay with us from NYC. Stupid me let him carry his bag right into my son's room and put his clothes in a small bedside dresser, his suitcase then spent the 10 days in the room. We put a bed in my son's room for this boy.
July 30-31st my son has bites (then we thought they were hives) all on his neck and arms.
We went away for 2 weeks, came home for 3 nights, again my son has bites (we still think they are hives) on his arms and neck. Although bedbugs are going through my head i searched his bed and found nothing. We went away another 2 weeks (of course no bites when we were away). Came back Sept. 1 first night more bites. I again search his bed and find nothing. (at this time i was not the bb expert i am now and didn't know what great hiders they are). Sent my son to his grandmothers for a few nights, because i think he is allergic to something in his mattress. Now i know how stupid that was.
Next 2 weeks I am crazy rewashing his bedding and clothes in Dreft and allergy free detergent , some bites here and there.
September 18th my daughter sleeps in my son's bed and he sleeps in hers. She wakes up covered in bites. Hard to believe but I thought it was hives and she must have been allergic to whatever the problem was with his mattress.
Now we are in the 3rd week in September, my husband is away so my son sleeps with me.
September 25th. I am calling the mattress company to say there is something wrong with his mattress. (We bought in in May 2009)
One final look at his bed And I Find Them!!!FReaaking out!!
Sept 26th the evaluation and price for the Pest control. First treatment was Sept. 30th. They treated my son's room daughters room and the basement bedroom (because after the boy left in July we carried the bed, boxspring and metal frame back down the basement)
Second treatment was Oct. 8th
Since I found the bb, I have washed and dried everything in my son and daughters room. Nothing has been taken back into their rooms. Their drawers and closets are empty. I threw away anything they will live without. I encased all mattresses.
We were not sleeping in those rooms until last week, in my son's room my husband got bit (he saw the bb after it bit him and killed it) The next day (Oct 11th) We threw out my son's bed (not the mattress) and his night stand (this is where the boy dept his clothes and bb were found in it) When we threw out the bed we found 2 live bb. We put the bed in large trash bags and wrapped it in plastic to carry it out. Now in his room is the encased mattress, one large dresser and a desk with bookshelves. All drawers are empty. Today i am going to but a metal frame and put each leg in the white plastic bug crawl up things to isolate the bed. I am going to "sleep" in there tonight (actually lay awake most of the night.
Here is my newest problem. My kids (3) have been sleeping in my room on air mattress. There clothes are in my room in rubber maid containers. Last night my youngest daughter was bit on the arm. This means they have traveled to my room. It is way down the hall from the other bedrooms. Only one bit so i am assuming only one has traveled, unless more bites appear throughout the day.
I bagged up the air mattresses. Tonight am sending the kids back to their own 'isolated" beds.
How am I going to find one bb in my room? The air mattress was near the door. There are 2 chairs and a large dresser near the door (the sitting area in my room).
I don't think you can assume you will spot them. Some PCOS know how to and will take the time to search carefully enough to find evidence but others won't. If you have seen even a few, you probably have many more.
ClimbUps may help -- I would put them under every bed. Remember everyone in your family may not be allergic to bites and some may react and others have no sign of bites. For this reason, I would also keep getting treatments of the entire home until no one is getting bites or seeing bed bugs.
I soon realized that the one bite on my daughters arm was a mosquito bite. I put all the kids back in their own beds. It has been 2 weeks and no bites (their beds have climb ups). This past Thurs. was our 3rd and last scheduled treatment. In my son's room there was one in a climb up. We haven't seen any since then. The day before the treatment, I had a bb sniffing dog here. She alerted to only one spot in my son's room. Along the baseboard where his bed was (now the bed is isolated in the middle of the room on only a new metal frame). It was the next morning that the bb was found in the climb up (in the leg of the head of the bed.) could be the bug the dog alerted to. I know this is wishful thinking! I have seen nothing since then.
Is it possible that the bugs will stay in hiding even if someone is sleeping in the room? The room only has the new bed, an empty dresser and an empty desk in it. I threw everything else away. Not many places for them to hide.
I also have a question about price. Although I have a large home. The treatment is only in three bedrooms and a small part of the basement. I payed $2,000. I think I way over paid. They said they will come back after this third treatment if I need it.
The temperature can have allot to do with BB activity they are most active some where between 70-80 and like to feed about every 5-7 days with meals around it would be unlikely that they would stay dormant for very long . The price will vary depending on area . How many man hours went into the treatment and was the dog inspection included ?
The first treatment was 2 guys here for about an hour, next two treatments were 1 guy her for about an hour each time. The dog was from another company, so I paid for that.
Haven't seen any bugs for 6 days. I guess all I can do know is wait and keep inspecting for bugs until day 55. 49 days to go.
oh no i found another one today and it was still alive. It was in the bathroom that is attached to the bedroom with the problem. Last week I found 2 nymphs and one adult in that same bathroom in the same spot (on the floor, right in front of the vanity). The bathroom and bedroom were sprayed a week ago.
How can i tell if this one has fed lately? It was an adult, round, flat, brown. I still have it, i put it in a small ziploc and then in a small plastic container and put it outside in the yard.
If it had feed in the last couple of days it would not have been flat . If they're treating three room s and the basement in only an hour that's not good . I think most the good PCO's will agree that an hour per room isn't enough to do a good BB treatment .
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