How much is too much?(5 posts)
I'm really at my wits end tonight. I'm on week two. I've had two treatments and finally am realizing that I really have a pretty bad infestation. They were initially just in my bed. Tossed my bed, slept with the kids until I could get a new bed. Still haven't slept in my bed, scared... so of course now I'm finding them in the kids room. So I've spent the last three days since the last treatment throwing away toys (mostly ones that can't get washed and needed purging.) washing everything... But today I found one on my pillow. Tonight was the first night I could really start isolating the bed. Encasements are on their way... in the meantime I started wrapping the kids' bunky boards (cheap slab of covered wood instead of box spring) with plastic.
So how perfect does this plastic wrapping need to be? I have 6mil plastic and gorilla tape. I wrapped it with the seam in the middle (as per PCO's orders) and have sealed every part of it, its airtight, but not pretty. I'm pretty sure there should be no crevices for them to crawl into, that's the point right?? Or will just sealing the plastic be enough? I'm just thinking making it completely smooth will cost me a hole role of gorilla tape... this is getting so expensive!
Also, about taping the bed posts, my bed posts have odd grooves in them, I don't think I can seal it completely, anyone have any alternatives on that?
Another question... My bedroom is where it all started, assumably. My daughters' room is right next door, with our closets seperating the two rooms. Neither closet is completely finished (raw construction) what can I do to seal it from BBs? I have caulk for the baseboards, but what about the wierd closets???
i feel for u. at least in the bedroom i know where they r hiding...now we r in the living room and i donno where to look at night
When sealing consider how small and flat bed bugs, particularly nymphs are. Also remember that whatever you are plastic wrapping is not only keeping bed bugs out, but also keeping bed bugs in. I guess what i am saying is remember you will have live bed bugs in the mattresses and box springs if and when you decide to unwrap them.
whoa whoa whoa you both need to move back into your rooms before further spreading the bugs. Keep reading and good luck.
Yea... the plastic will probably be on there for years and years... I am worried about the nymphs being able to get in there... seriously how do you completely seal it without any wrinkles? Maybe I'm just not that stellar with the tape, but it took me two hours to wrap one board and I STILL have wrinkles. I gave up for the night.
Any ideas on the closets? I haven't seen any in the closets but they almost have to be coming through there...
Will be buying more caulk, vaseline, carpet tape...
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