Cautiously Optimistic?(8 posts)
So it's been 8 days since our treatment and about 5 nights with no bites.
We're due for our 2nd spraying exactly 14 days after our first.
Do we dare feel optimistic, or do I steel myself for a bunch of eggs hatching any day now and bites starting up again?
Because I've found this forum so helpful, and as is usually the case of "misery loves company", I've started a personal blog called ]Not Sleeping Tight. Might be rather cowardly of me since it is an anonymous blog, but I feel that the more people realize that they're not alone in this struggle the better.
Hey, you never know. You could be clear! Be as optimistic as you can, i'm sure those positive thoughts can do only good, no harm.
I did have that problem though after my first treatment, wore off, i guess eggs hatched and it started again but was quickly put to an end with my 2nd treatment 14 days later. Gets better with every spray.
I'll check out your blog!
Thanks for the pep talk BBE!
How long have you been bite-free?
DAMMIT! Just found one on the couch!!!
Oh no i'm sorry!. don't worry though. maybe it didn't walk through residuals yet...or maybe you just have to have your additional treatments. Remember every time you get a spray you see a difference, as long as you are working with the pco's, keeping things bagged up and house clutter free etc.
I never reacted to bites so if i lived alone i'd never know! My husband had bites 2 weeks ago, right before our third treatment. That was the last time. So , I don't have any great story , YET.
But he hasn't been bitten since nor have we seen anything.
I love the blog - I especially like the part about being punished for loving your new bed. We decorated our bedroom last(we moved in almost 2 years ago) and I was so thrilled about the new drapes and bedspread. All heat treated and in storage now. Hardly remember what they look like.
Very hard with small kids - my son is older and understands (and will keep his mouth shut too).
I know there is the stigma thing, but since you live in a house and if you can afford it(big if) - have you considered Vikane (pretty drastic) or thermal? That way you minimize the exposure risk to the kids. You can always say you have termites (which I do in may garage - dealing with that issue separately)
I would have done it, but was afraid what my neighbors would say. I live in a neighborhood much too nice for the likes of me!
I would totally fork out for Vikane or Thermal but unfortunately it's not an option for us (in Canada, eh)...
Am a bit devastated since my husband was bitten in the basement today. We thought they were contained to the living room & our bedroom. We haven't even unpacked our stuff that's in the basement. If they've spread down there, we're well & truly f&&&&d. Am still trying to get ahold of the bedbug dog.
Am tempted to rent a dumpster, ditch all our stuff, and start over.
This morning I called Purity Pest Control to book the pup to come check out our basement. When speaking with Mike, he mentioned that he was super busy and wouldn't be able to come until next week.
I was fine with that and totally willing to wait, but in my fragile state (3hrs sleep last night) I burst into tears describing our situation. Mike asked our address and said he'd be by in 10min.
Sure enough, there he was. Through an extraordinary burst of luck or twist of fate, he was in our neighbourhood and popped in. Cody hit on our couch (this we knew) and pointed to 2 easily treatable/removeable items in our basement.
I was panicked about them having spread downstairs. 10 minutes and a remarkable showing of kindness has relieved me somewhat.
He also refused payment.
We're planning on having them back in about a month's time to check on our progress.
I just wanted to share this.
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