Dead bed bug found, just moved in to a new place, had bedbugs in my old place(6 posts)
Hi there. I hope that someone can advice me on what to do right now.
I moved into a new shared flat one month ago, because of our old place being infested.
In my old place, we did have our rooms professionally sprayed, and the council people said that I did my mattress wasn't "that" bad. When I moved I didnt bring my bed but all my clothes, I did wash everything, but I didnt try them in a tumbler.
Today when I came home from work I found a dead bed bug under my quilt. I am not sure where the bug came from ? Is it possible that I brought it ?
I asked my new landlord before moving in if they had any problems with pest, and he said no. Today when I checked the mattress, I saw some read spots, but no bed bug faeces, and I haven't been bitten.
Hmm... What do I do ? Please help me !!!! I need advice.
Do I move again ???
It's not hard to move bed bugs. Did you bring anything besides clothing? It's possible you moved a dead bed bug in the bedding, or brought a live one which died. It may or may not have encountered pesticide in the old place.
It's also possible your new place had them and the landlord did not know. Even the new flatmates may have no idea. But the likeliest scenario is probably bringing the bed bug with you.
Your new home needs inspection and may need treatment. On the other hand, if you do react to bites, you might be able to wait and see a bit -- if no new bites appear, it's possible you brought a single dead or dying bed bug.
I would at least get help at the first sign of any bites or live bug/egg sightings.
> I did wash everything, but I didnt try them in a tumbler.
The dryer is more effective at killing bed bugs and eggs. Experts advise that if your clothes are already clean, you can bypass the wash and go directly to the dry. This saves time/effort and also allows economical treatment of items that can't be washed.
Yes I brought some furniture, only one pillow which i washed before, three quilts which were washed.
But I checked everything
Btw, the Bedbug which i found was squashed, so maybe I sat on it ?
Should I just call the council ? The problem is that they will not spray my room unless I can prove that I have bed bugs, so I guess I have to wait until I find a live one.
I couldn't sleep yesterday, I hate these bugs !!!!!
This excellent guide includes useful inspection tips.
> Moving will not solve the problem. If there are eggs in your clothing or furniture you will never be able to get rid of the problem.
Wouldn't it be more constructive to say "unless and until you've eradicated the bugs and eggs" instead of "never"?
Also, there are other methods for treating items en-route, especially for sensitive items that can't tolerate heat (like acoustic musical instruments).
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