Bedbugs on the walls now?(14 posts)
We've had two chemical treatments so far, one 3 weeks ago and the second one last Friday. We came home Friday and weren't getting bit except for a few very sluggish bugs that we were able to catch right away. Friday night, however, was the big storm. The power went out, and we tried to wait it out, but our 3 month old daughter started burning up, so we had to stay the night at a friend's place (don't worry, we took extra precaution).
The power came back on a few hours ago, and we've been home since then, but now we've noticed a lot of smaller bedbugs trying to make a meal out of us, and strangely, a few large ones hanging out randomly , a few on the wall, and one on my laptop charger (not the hot part, ironically).
Does that mean that they might be IN the walls? Or could they possibly be coming in from another apartment? We've got one more spray next Friday, and I was already thinking about asking them to do a fourth one just in case, but should I arrange for more?
And now a big one just tried to leave the room..
I never would've noticed it there, we have carpet, I just happened to look down. ;~;
I had bedbugs crawling all over my walls, and the PCO was fairly convinced that they were coming from another apartment.
If these are bed bugs (post a pic to us to be sure) and they're on the walls "in daylight", then it's either an advanced infestation or something has disturbed them. As Ravens noted, it could well be from a badly infested or "fogged" neighbor. People whose neighbors "fogged" seem to report activity like this. You might do some discreet, non-confrontational investigating (e.g., odd things in trash).
They were on the walls a few hours after we'd turned the A/C back on. They are most definitely bedbugs, PCO confirmed it and I've seen enough pictures.
We usually flush them down the toilet, so I'll have to wait until I see another one to take a pic. :/
Ok, I found one in the living room carpet.. Which means they're in there now, too..
I couldn't get the picture any closer without it blurring, but I took it with and without flash.
You say after the storm, by any chance are you in MD?I am in MD and am having a problem with bat bugs. Did your pco take them in to verify what species?
Yes, Towson. Right near Parkville, and that area's known for bedbugs.
They did not take any samples, but we've got a few more dead ones here now. I just Googled them, and while they look similar, I'm still leaning towards bedbugs.
But the PCO company is getting a phone call first thing in the morning.
Here's one on the wall..
And one on the bed..
Could you possible have bats in the attic?Or roosting somewhere on your home? Is it a town home? I would really have them have their entomologist ID the bugs, just in case. I feel for you I am also going through some stuff here in MD, and also have a 1 month old. Let me know what you find out.
It's an apartment complex. The leasing office maintains that it's not their fault and I doubt they'll go searching the other apartments.
We have a 3 month old here. She's only ever gotten bit once, on her arm, they seem to prefer her daddy and me.
Bat bugs and swallow bugs both look like bed bugs from a normal distance and to the untrained eye.
They are different in specific ways and you need to know what you're looking for. I would not trust just anyone to assess this, but it's worth having a sample examined.
In many cases, experts here often seem fairly confident about bed bug samples in images, but you'd need a macro shot to show the relevant level of detail.
Save your samples. There might be an ento at Towson State that can ID. If not, you can send samples to a service, like this one https://identify.us.com/ (not an endorsement)
You can call Royal Pest Solutions, they have an office in Towson. They do free inspections and will identify them for you. This is who identified the bugs we have. If they are from bats you will need to know this because the bats have to be remove also. Do you know for sure they are bed bugs? Like you got them from a friend, used furniture or something? If not than it is possible they are bat/swallow bugs and this is why treatments are not working.
We used Home Paramount. And again, yes, they were definitely bedbugs.
They came again Friday and this time, they sprayed AND steam treated the apartment. Now I'm the only one itching, but that may just be my nerves, and we aren't seeing any more of them. We still get sprayed again next Friday, and I'm going to ask if they'll steam treat again. :3
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