Exposed to BB, a few bites, will steam kill all?(2 posts)
Took a vacation to Spain and realized that the hotel had BB. Traumatized, since 2 years of our life was swallowed by BB struggle before moving to a new fresh home! As soon as I found out, washed and dried all items in luggage. We have a steamer (recommended here) and upon arrival home steamed everything. We steamed and cleaned our entire apartment and items we didn't even bring just in case bugs escaped when we undressed (couldn't really do it in the hallway!).
Next morning, I have ten bites. I don't know they were just delayed reactions to bites on the trip. We steam again, and live out of bags. A week later I wake up from something biting me (3 bites). We steam again and wash, wash, wash. Our items and clothes are in bags. Our bed is sealed from before. I have climb ups but see nothing. A week passes (now two weeks since vacation) and I wake up middle of the night with one bite. This was last night. We are steaming again, but is it enough?
My question is: should we tell the landlord to call in a professional? Can the continued steaming "fix" our problem? To add to it, my husband sometimes have to go to one of the buildings that recently been in the news for having bedbugs. We are worried we will be blamed as apartment zero. And we also cannot find a single bedbug or fecal spots or anything. Can they be this invisible?
We want to do the right thing, but I don't think the landlord is going to call in a bedbug dog or start treatment for one single bite. Terrified of course that our one bug will soon give birth if we don't get her with the steam....
All advice recommended.
Ok, we just inspected and found a dead bedbug in our bed. It looks like a young one, it is filled with blood. A small apple seed.
Steaming again, and should I then call the landlord? (terrified they will put the blame on us!)
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