Bad PCO treatment? I Don't think they care!(6 posts)
After the first treatment, things were a LITTLE better, then they said I had to have a mandatory second treatment. I was estatic since it didn't seem to be much better-
BUT good thing I was here, 'cos I waited all day, and it was getting late, so I told the maint guy, and he got them over there. BUT I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THEY SPRAYED had i not been here! Hmpf!
So things were a LOT better after that, and I was bite free for a month!
Then they got bad again, so I called. Well, they never told me the guy was coming, and also it took forever (about 3 weeks), so he showed up unannounced, but I let him spray what he could anyway...not very effective, I must say...
So I called again- and told them that they have to tell me when he is coming-DUH!!
Said he would call when he sets it up- don't know if I believe him??
You think they're just getting sick of me? How agressive should I be?
very aggressive. Insist on 14 day intervals until they are gone. You should explain to them the importance of timely treatment and inspection of adjacent apartments.Things will be much easier to deal with if they don't let it spread.If you have no risk factors and don't know how you acquired them,the inspections of adjacent apartments are all that more important.Your next door apartment or above or below you could be housing a big infestation.If you don't know where they came from,I would caulk and seal the entire apartment especially around electric and plumbing(where anything comes in or goes out).Have them treat the electrical switches and outlets with insect dust(drione is one),or do it yourself with DE or the like,make sure to shut off circuit breakers first,unsrew plates blow small amt of dust in with a rose duster,screw plate back on.Use a dust mask if you do it yourself! I would have someone there to watch if you can't be there yourself,as it sounds like you're getting the spray and pray approach.If the whole building gets infested everyone loses.
well, I'm pretty sure it was my fault- i bought a couch secondhand LONG before i knew these things ever existed-or even knew they were real, and they say no one else has them, so they don't care. they say- that's your problem-tough luck! why should we go through all this problem and expense for something you caused? i GUESSE??
Are they treating the units surrounding yours? If not, it's entirely possible that they are just driving them into the neighbor's unit.
Even if it is "your fault" in many places your are not liable. For starters, it's not possible to know for certain where they came from & if they spread to the neighbors because of faulyy treatments the ll coordinated, that's not your fault either.
I agree w/ bugbasher, be very aggressive. I suggest getting the city involved. Handled improperly the problem will only spread and get worse.
Best of luck to you - please don't be so hard on yourself. It's only your "fault" if you intentionally brought at jar of these bugs in & set them loose for kicks. You didn't do that, did you??
In my mind, the best thing you can do re: the feeling of being at fault is to "pay it forward," by telling everyone you know about bed bugs and how easily they are picked up and spread. Make sure everyone you know knows secondhand items are a special risk, and that everyone you know learns how to search a hotel room for bed bugs.
bugbattler - 2 days ago »
Best of luck to you - please don't be so hard on yourself. It's only your "fault" if you intentionally brought at jar of these bugs in & set them loose for kicks. You didn't do that, did you??</blockquote
Yeah! I did it just for fun!!!! Ha! You made me laugh- thanks!! No, they are not treating my surrounding apts, at all.. guesse they don't want the word to "get out"-ha!
Yeah, nobugs, I'll tell them!!
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