Can bed bugs go through vinyl?(4 posts)
I've been suffering from bed bug bites for a while now ( about 1year)
It's really weird, I would get bites 2~3 times per night for 2~3 days.
Then I won't get bites for another 2~3 weeks. Just when I think they disappeared I would get bites again.
Now I spotted black stain looking things around edges of my mattress, which I looked up youtube and
found out caused by bed bugs.
So I got these big plastic bags (vinyl) like ones you get from dry cleaners where they put your clothes in, I connected them and wrapped around the mattress and sealed it. No space whatsoever as i had to poke a hole to get air out then put more tape on the hole to seal again.
That's what I done it about 3 weeks ago, not last night I got 4 more bites. So I'm wondering if they can go through vinyls, is that possible? I put bed bug powder from bedbugpowder.com all around the bed frame, specially the supports that is touching the floor. So no way bed bugs can crawl up from the floor, it has to be one from mattress coming out and biting me. Unless they can jump from the wall into the mattress.
What's more bothering is that, recently I switched room with my bro and we switched everything else but bed and the frame. And when I was in my old room, I would get bites but bro never gets bites. After switching room, I would still get bites but bro doesn't get them. What bro is saying bed bugs live in my clothes or something, is that possible?? I really don't have much things, I only moved my desk and small table, other than that only clothes.
I'm thinking about throwing away bed and frame and buy new mattress + frame.
Would that solve the problem?
lntel if it is bed bugs that you have just wrapping your mattress/box spring will not eliminate them. If you have them they are likely in other areas of your room. Some people do not react to bed bug bites at all and some people react many days after being bitten. The powder you put down is like DE and that can take up to 10 days to kill bed bugs after they make contact with it. You need to apply it correctly so you cause no harm to yourself or others.
If it is airtight then they can not get through. The new bites could be cause by the BBs comming from someplace else (walls, a/c outlets, baseboards, picture frames, sheets, pillows, ect).
Buying a newbed will not solve the problem. You have aready done enough to the bed I think your BBs are hidding out elsewhere. sorry.
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