had them, heat treated, moved to furnished, overactive proprioceptive, no money(2 posts)
Well I know what they felt like. Because of my overactive proprioceptive system I know when I've got them a few weeks before my girlfriend. Now she's agreeing that we have them again.
Trouble is I spent all our money doing all the right things last time:
heat treated after PCO failure,
double packed, alcohol,
driers, for an hour and a half more than recommended (did I mention my girl has OCD)
threw out basically everything we owned that had fabric, but couldn't be driered (even after heat treatment)
K9 units to check car too.
and I think we moved into a location that has them again.
I can't afford the $4400 we spent last time (not counting the $2000 it cost to move), and I know that I'm much more vigilant than any of the PCO's that I've dealt with so far. I tried to tell them what they were doing wrong (without being too annoying) before spending the $2300 on the heat treatment.
Now I want to do it myself. Between my girlfriend and I we've done hundreds of hours of research, and we want to try the DE method.
Please give me some tips! It would be greatly appreciated, as is all the helpful information on your website.
Most people here aren't qualified to give advice on applying pesticides. If you do get such advice, make sure it's from an expert.
We have Faqs on steam and DE in the treatment section of the FAQs:
(scroll down to "specific methods")
Steam can be used effectively but will need to be used repeatedly in
most cases. DE can work if applied correctly-- make sure you do so safely.
The Comprehensive Guides section of the Resources page has good manuals -- I strongly recommend reading a few of them first: http://Bedbugger.com/links
Note that learning to find harborages will go a long way. Those manuals will help.
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