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Cooking a room, aftermath

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  1. Damname

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Aug 31 2010 16:18:26
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    Is it possible that after you cook a room that it will take a while for the leftover bugs to die due to heat damage to them? I have been checking the usual hiding places today and have found none. Not even the occasional one crawling around. Last night after cooking we found several.

    any thoughts?

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    Tue Aug 31 2010 17:43:53
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    It means the thermal treatment FAILED!

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    Tue Aug 31 2010 17:52:56
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    It's possible that since you tried to do it yourself and just to the bedroom that you may have driven them deeper into the walls in search of cooler places. If it didn't kill them all, then they may have spread to adjoining rooms and/or new hiding places :S.

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    Damname - 9 hours ago  » 
    Is it possible that after you cook a room that it will take a while for the leftover bugs to die due to heat damage to them? I have been checking the usual hiding places today and have found none. Not even the occasional one crawling around. Last night after cooking we found several.
    any thoughts?

    I am really sorry you are suffering from bed bugs, and even more sorry that you tried a DIY heat treatment (for anyone who missed the other thread, it is described in more detail here.)

    The answer to your question is no. As others noted, the presence of any live bed bugs after heat treatment is a sign that it failed.

    Unfortunately, heat treatment is NOT something you can do yourself. Not only is it dangerous, but it will not work to kill bed bugs. It sounds like you pushed them around and encouraged them to spread in your home.

    You really need help with this if at all possible, and you need to know your rights where the rental situation is concerned. Please see the other thread for some suggestions.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Mon Nov 22 2010 0:08:15
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    Never , ever try this method with . Burning down your home is always worse than life with bed bugs.

    Call a professional

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    So what do you do if no one in the state you live in does thermal treatments. I've spent over 1500 just on chemical treatments. No luck. I've tried self treatment with baits and that has slowed them down. However each room room I have treated has ended up worst than before.

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    Buggy306 - 1 hour ago  » 
    So what do you do if no one in the state you live in does thermal treatments. I've spent over 1500 just on chemical treatments. No luck. I've tried self treatment with baits and that has slowed them down. However each room room I have treated has ended up worst than before.

    Can you tell us what state you're in?

    Also, I have never heard of baits used for treating bed bugs. What did you use?

  8. endless_nightmare

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    Wed Aug 1 2012 23:23:54
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    wow, self heat treatment, I don't think I'd try that, yet

    what Callisto is describing is exactly what happened to me after I got a "professional" heat treatment here

    their hiding place was deep and they kept coming back

    Andrea
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    Buggy306 - 15 hours ago  » 
    So what do you do if no one in the state you live in does thermal treatments. I've spent over 1500 just on chemical treatments. No luck. I've tried self treatment with baits and that has slowed them down. However each room room I have treated has ended up worst than before.

    If you're "out on a limb" with no local resources, then perhaps you can empower yourself with a comprehensive guide to bed bugs, such as Paul Bello's "Combat Guide", or one from our Resources page, like this one.

    Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night...
    - Psalms 91:5-7

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