Chances of getting BBs from a moving truck?(5 posts)
We've never had bedbugs in the place we moved from, and I'm pretty sure there were none in the place we moved to, and as of right now I'm not even sure we had them (only 1 bite a week ago, but the classic breakfast-lunch-dinner one).
My fiance owns a 4x4 truck which he sometimes uses to help people move (extra income). Is it possible we could get the BBs that way? He only used the pick-up part of his truck to move people, although has given a few of his customers rides in the cabin. His pickup is open to air, and I can't see them living in it.. Could they have migrated to the cabin?
Yes it's possible but I would think it's a somewhat remote possibility. It's possible that some infected furniture could have been transported, and if so, some of bedbugs could have migrated to the cabin.
If that were the case, it would largely depend on the extent to which the furniture being transported was infested and how long it was in the cab. Is the furniture he transports in his truck being covered by a blanket that he owns and then reuses for other things? That would seem more likely but the whole scenario seems somewhat remote to me.
To be honest, it's just as likely that you were bitten by early mosquitoes, or some other insect as well. I would take a look at some of the bedbug pictures on the site and familiarize your self with the signs and then flip over your mattress and box spring to take a look once a week or so.
You could also hire someone or a dog team to inspect or purchase an inexpensive passive bedbug monitor . Bottom line is that a few bites should not get you worked up and worried - just look around and see if you see signs of them. Or if the bites start to pick up pace, then buy a monitor to see if you can trap something.
Thank you, Adele! It's always been somewhat of a phobia, even before I knew anything about them or what they looked like.. Thanks for reassuring. I should be calm and wait.
I think you could get into the habit of examining your bed by flipping it over and looking at the underside of the box spring and mattress and the nearby furniture once a month or so but I don't think you should worry about a few bites and get stressed out by them
Adele, yesterday when doing laudry, I found a blood spot, about an inch by an inch.
Could this be from a BB? Without bites it seems so improbable. I'm wondering if it was from a nose bleed.
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