7 days after finding BBs - good signs?(5 posts)
Last Friday night we found our BBs. They seemed pretty localized to one spot on our bed frame, and we found no evidence of them on our mattress (yes I know, we are aware that not being able to see them doesn't mean that they are not there)
Anyway, we had a PCO come in on Monday, and he sprayed. Meanwhile we washed, dried, bagged and sealed everything we own.
I was the one getting bitten and before I would say that every week or so, I had anywhere between one and five bites. Since last Monday, I have had only one bite.
The PCO comes back this Monday to do a second treatment.
I have taken the decrease in bites as a good sign. I am keeping my fingers crossed that we are going to be rid of this nuisance soon! I know that noone can tell me for sure, but does this indeed sound like a good sign?
Be aware that there may be eggs... Eggs, from what I understand, are pretty resistant to treatment. And if eggs are there, you'll have more bites coming your way soon-- when they hatch.
Find out what chemical the PCO is using...
Yes-- bites SHOULD decrease after each treatment. As long as there are ANY bites or live bed bugs spotted, you should keep getting treated every two weeks. But it sounds like you are well on the way.
I hope it is a good sign! One more night with no bites We also put some double stick tape around the mattress we are sleeping on (on the floor) to see if there are any on the carpet near the bed, and we haven't caught any yet, or picked up any eggs. I really hope that this means that our problem is coming to an end!
If the frame was the only place where there were bugs (which you got rid of) and there are no bugs or eggs elsewhere, you are very lucky indeed. But don't be discouraged if this is not the case. It's still great progress! Here's hoping it sticks.
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