Does this sound valid?(3 posts)
Moving in 10 days. Got the landlord to call the PCO about coming for a spray. Things have been getting better slowly (while I was gone for 2 weeks, my room mate was only bit a couple of times...I haven't been bitten in 3 days) but we still want to do as much as possible before we go to make sure we don't bring them with us.
The PCO said the spray he used was very strong so he can't reapply til the end of the month (he applied at the beginning) and that the bites we are getting are probably due to ones coming out of hiding or eggs hatching that were missed by the spray or laid since.
His advice for us moving was to put something called Vapona in our bags with our clothes and to just vacuum and spray everything with Raid prior to moving.
Does this sound like good advice? I am just skeptical because before the current PCO we have (who seems to know what he is doing) we dealt with someone from the same company who they admitted wasn't doing his job properly which was probably why we were still having bites after two treatments.
Anyways, just want to do everything I can about this problem before moving and was wondering if this sounded like decent advice to everyone??
EDIT: This is Vapona: http://www.reachpharmacy.com/shop/files/sxdetail/5000231041808_IMAGE2.jpg
It seems to just be one of those fly tape things. Would double-sided tape work just as well? I'm not sure I want to leave poison on my clothes...
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A month is a long time. Did the PCO leave a list of what was used? I believe they have to write this down and leave it, though perhaps the landlord has it. If you can get it, a PCO here might be able to advise. But the standard now seems to be 2-week follow-ups. Not necessarily the same exact chemical each time. But 2 weeks. Because the eggs will hatch within a week or so and will have gone through several life stages within a month.
After reading that, the thought of having those chemicals on my clothes or anything else that could have contact with my skin does not seem like such a good idea. My room mate and I both have sensitive skin to begin with so it doesn't seem like a good plan.
Think we'll be safe laundering and keeping it in a treated suitcase, then treating the exterior just prior to moving?
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