Help please! New to bedbug infestation(5 posts)
I just found out I have bedbugs. I am having my first treatment this Friday and have The Good SHepherds program come to help me prepare. It feels like nobody cares and I have nobody to talk to about it, my family and freinds don't want anything to do with me. I can't blame them. I feel like a dirty pig. I live in an apartment and I'm scared they won't go away. We get bit every 2 days so I'm hoping that means they're new. We've only noticed the bites for the last 2 weeks or so. At 1st we thought they were mosquito bites but I realized last week they weren't. We also have a baby coming in Dec. I'm having anxiety attacks and can't sleep or eat. I'm stressed and I'm scared for my unborn child. Can someone please tell me if they will go away or should I just walk away and start brand new? Thank you!
Don't panic. I know its hard. I've had them for over 2 months I have 3 boys and the youngest s 10 month old. If you read my post entitled my father who is next door has a huge infestation you will see it can be much worse. I had the first treatment a week ago and I prepared the way the cpo said to. We live in a 9 unit 1927 old building. I used to love living here now I'm not sure. We converted the adjacent unit to accomodate my growing family and my demented father who refused to accept he had an illness due to his denial he slowly went further into his dementia and infested his unit with bb. The.cpo thinks he's had them for 8 months atleast only my unit and upstairs to him were affected . We got every unit sprayed to stop the spreading. Believe me.I know how you feel not sleeping for over 10 days when I found them under my bed. It has made me go mad! I wake up to check my boys room 3 times during the wee hrs. It's been 2 days since no bites on them and 5 days for me. It gets better. Hopefully all the units in your building will.be treated. It takes a group effort. I had doubts because of all the horror stories. But they have dissipated drastically. From the 2 months of the worst bites ever. I know its hard not to worry but its not good for your baby. Try to think positive. If you are getting treated then you are on your way to doing something about it. Key is preparation. As a mother I know I feel helpless to aiding my children . But I won't let these blood suckers win. Good luck.
Stay strong Shay, there are others who are suffering with you.
I've been living with bedbugs for over a year now. Had PCO treatments, self treatments, nothing worked. The entire building is infested so they just keep coming back from other rooms. I've given up and decided to just wait it out until I move and do a thorough heat treatment of all my items during the move.
Just remember, the threat is mostly psychological. Your own fear will hurt you more than the bed bugs will. They aren't known to carry any disease and farmers in 3rd world countries have been sleeping with them for decades. JUST REMEMBER, THEY'RE JUST [deleted by moderator] BUGS. Getting climbup interceptors might calm your nerves a little and help you get better sleep. You just have to stay calm and strong until your PCO treatment/move.
There is absolutely no evidence this works, aside from on me, but I found a combo of tea tree lotion and vicks kept me from getting bit. And sleeping in a long sleeved shirt tucked into leggings with knee socks. I looked like a nutcase, but the bites were low, if any.
Thank you ! I am coping the best I can as I'm sure everybody else is in my situation. I wish they would hurry and treat us. I hear alot of good things about the Good Shepherd program that will be coming to help me prepare but after reading everybodies stories, it's freaking me out more. Some people say it can be beaten, others say it can't. I hope it can be. I am seriously thinking of leaving everything I own and go live with my parents and buy everything new. I'm scared to infest other peolpe when I have to go out. Do I have to check everything I wear when I go out? What about my purse and shoes? I hope they explain this to me because I have no idea what I'm doing.
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