Bug found, after 1st treatment(6 posts)
Could people please confirm that this is indeed an adult bedbug that I have just found crawling across my floor? I'm right in between my 1st and 2nd treatments (it's been 1 week since the first) and although I know it is still possible, and even likely, that there are still bugs here, I really didn't think there would be adults. I have gotten one set of new bites since the 1st treatment, but they were the little tiny ones that I assumed were from a nymph.
Thanks for your help.
It is a roach. Don't know which type but looks like the persistent little bastards I had.
Gel bait, sealing access points, and boric acid will take care of them.
spideyjg - 3 minutes ago »
It is a roach.
Thank God. How strange that I had never seen a roach in my apartment for the year that I've lived here. Trying to decide if it's because I just wasn't constantly monitoring every square inch of my apartment like I am now, or if the treatment is somehow driving them out of the walls (my neighbor says they do sometimes have roaches).
Either way, thanks so much for IDing.
Who among us thought there'd ever be a day when we were relieved by/nostalgic for the sight of a mere roach?
I think the poison does draw them out of the walls or where ever else they hide. After my treatments I did notice a mark increase in roach sightings. In addition to that they were not behaving normal. By that I mean before treatment I would see the occasional roach in the kitchen or the bathroom only after treatment. I spotted a few in the bedrooms as well. Not now though this was during the time my apartment was getting treated. I saw an adult bedbug after my third treatment. Granted it was in my bathroom which I believe was an entry point for the BB because during my infestation I saw 3 bedbugs in the bathroom at various stages of treatment so it could've came from my neighbors. Anyway don't be surprise if you see them after treatment. Also that was the last bedbug I have seen in my apartment. I had 2 more treatments after that and I think they are gone (hopefully it stays that way crossing fingers).
I saw a ladybug on the floor in my apartment today and I went into a total panic thinking oh no not again.. got closer and confirmed it was a ladybug. What a relief. Gosh BB's has really affected my life for ever. Every bug I see, piece of lint mysterious crawling feeling on my skin I think its them. Even on my commute to and from work on the train (I also live in NYC) I don't want peoples clothes touching mine and I don't like to sit down. And you know that's inevitable especially during rush hour. I always wonder when someone sits next to me on the train or stands close to me if they are infested.
I went to a bar last night and all their furniture was cushioned chairs and couches -- nightmare! I wasn't comfortable until we were sitting outside on the patio on some nice hard benches (and even then, you can't be too sure!).
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