Could we have moved into this infestation?(4 posts)
We dont travel, have sleep-overs or anything else that I believe would cause this mess we seem to have developed in the last two weeks. It seems to be growing so fast. Could the BB's have been here when we moved in 2 months ago and they are just now coming out of the woodwork? We cant afford an exterminator so I am sealing up the mattresses and using a few other methods to get rid of the little buggers. I just cant figure out where they came from. I also cant seem to find any eggs or anything other than an occasional adult bug. It doesnt make any sense to me. there isnt any of the evidence that Ive been reading about but I am positive they are bed bugs and one of my 3 kids are getting eaten alive. I never thought I would say this but I wish it was lice... that I can treat with my eyes closed!
Have you considered adjoining neighbours as a source?
If you rent you may want to check about local rules and landlords responsibilities. If you own you may want to get a professionals opinion as to the likelihood of it being in the property before you to see if there is any potential recourse with the previous occupant/owner.
Outside of that the FAQ's are a must read around here.
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We live in a single unit and our land lord isnt the type to willingly help with extermination costs. I have spoken with a professional and was told that there is no way to tell for sure unless I can come up with more money than I can afford for an inspection. Unfortunatly I live in a small town and the local exterminators wont even deal with bed bugs.
It may be that although your landlord is unwilling to deal with the issue they may have a legal responsibility to do so.
I would check with the FAQ's on landlord responsibility in your area.
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