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Have bites days after traveling

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  1. jenP

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    Posted 10 months ago
    Thu May 18 2017 15:41:54

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    Hi everyone,

    I have been reading this forum for the past few days because as you can see from my title, I have developed bites on my neck and chest 6 days after returning home from traveling. We stayed in 6 different hotels. I casually checked for bed bugs but not as carefully as I should have. On our last night my husband had a mark on his foot when he woke up. I had nothing so I just figured it wasn't a big deal.

    Six days later, I started getting bites but my husband has yet to get any. I have been getting 2 or 3 everyday for the past 4 days. I have checked everywhere and see no evidence of bed bugs but since it is so early I would guess that it would be hard to find them right now. I have ordered climb ups and bb alert monitors but they won't be here until next week.

    I really want to catch this early and the thought of waiting until they multiply makes me feel ill. I know you are supposed to wait until you have evidence but I'm afraid by then it will be too late.

    Another problem I have is that I live in a very rural state. I have only found 2 companies willing to come to my house. A local company who just wants to plan on checking before they spray. They will be using Tallstar (?) and Bedlum. But then he said he wants to set off a bug bomb, which I know is a red flag. But they are also cheap. Two visits for 250 dollars. Maybe that would be enough if it is just a small infestation.

    The other company is Terminex. They haven't gotten back to me yet but I bet they are much more expensive and by reading reviews I'm not sure they would do a better job.

    I know many here will tell me to wait for evidence. But if this problem spirals out of control, I have no faith that these two companies would be able to fix it. Wouldn' t its be better to treat it while it is still a small problem even if there is a small chance that there isn't any bed bugs.

    This is one of my worst nightmares come true. Not only do I probably have bed bugs but there isn't any bed bug specialist companies that can help me. I feel defeated already. If anyone has any advice for me I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

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