Have bugs, preparations for moving?(1 post)
Hello, fellow sufferers,
I've got me some bedbugs. The situation isn't severe yet (yet being the operative word), but my roommate and I get a bite or two on our legs every few nights. I haven't found any of the telltale signs, no bug poo or shells around my bed, but they're around. It's no secret that my apartment building is infested, in fact my upstairs neighbors just moved out yesterday. After much fighting, we got our landlord to hire an exterminator, he did his thing, but bites are still happening.
So, my roommate and I are looking for a new apartment.
My question is: When we move out, what do I need to do to ensure that I don't take any bugs or eggs with me?
-- Do I need to trash my mattress? The biting has been mild so far, but god forbid I took it with me and brought some guys along.
-- Furniture -- for items such as chairs, desks, etc, how neurotic must I be with cleaning? Do I have to throw it all away?
-- I've read all about the clothes bagging. Do I need to high heat dry and bag EVERYTHING?
Any other advice on moving/leaving the evil bloodsuckers behind would be much appreciated.
Perhaps this experience will build character. All I have gained from it thus far are wild psychological effects, namely PHANTOM ITCHING, which I think is an absolutely hilarious term.
Thanks, friends --
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