Have I got a problem please help!!(2 posts)
I really am at a loss as to what to do................
10 days ago I awoke to see what looked like 2 adult bed bugs on my bedframe, I zapped them immediately with bug spray took a quick look and put them straight in the bin so can't provide a picture.
After that I examined every inch of my bedroom, bed frame, mattress and all furniture- not a single sign of infestation, sprayed with permythrin and booked a pest control 'expert' to come round for canine inspection. Years ago I moved to a property where there were bed bugs so am all too familiar with their habits and signs of infestation and the difficulties in getting rid of them.
After paying 300 Aussie Dollars he insisted that I don't stay in the apartment for the inspection, following that he said the dog had detected bugs in 3 areas of the bedframe (wooden IKEA frame) and he could spray the apartment immediately for 250 bucks but I asked if it would be necessary to launder all clothes in the room - he said no (but I know from previous experience this is necessary) I asked about the shoes close to skirting should they be sprayed or treated in some way he also said this was not necessary which I disagree with.
There are no visible signs of infestation where the dog indicated, I have not been bitten (and I know I react because I moved into a house with bed bugs 7 years ago - worst 6 months of my life :(), there is no spotting with blood on sheets, no signs of excrement, no husks or discarded shells and no sign of adults or nymphs. The bed frame is the only area the dog indicated but it is made of light coloured wood and spottlessly clean.
Should I pay for the treatment? At the moment I've said we'll give it 10 more days for signs of infestation to appear before getting the guy out to spray. I feel this guy could be taking advantage of my paranoia and wants to treat the apartment to be on the safe side.
Please help - has anyone had an experience like this????
You could get a second opinion but yes, I'd treat. If the dog alerted and you found live bugs..then yes, absolutely. Hopefully you found a rogue bug, but what if they laid eggs?
Get a second opinion, then better to be safe than sorry (at least that would be my approach).
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