I found an adult bug and some smaller ones - I wonder if they came with a friend(11 posts)
This weekend a friend visited me and she slept in my bed. When she woke up she had her face and arm full of bites..Me and my girlfriend slept in that bed the night before, and another friend stayed there a week ago for 10 days and didn´t got any bites...So after this we registered the room: the sheets and mattresses seem to be clean of bugs, but we found an adult (full of blood) and later a smaller one -yellow one in the wooden structure. We panicked a bit and put all the clothes on bags, clean them in hot water, dry them, vacuum the room....and tomorrow a PCO is coming- This person said that we could try to just disinfect the room and see if that is Ok. It seems strange for the PCO that 3 of us have had any bites so the possible source of infection must be the friend who stayed 2 days ago... I would just like to know if this is possible? If we should try to just disinfect this room and see what happens - we are students and disinfecting all the house if very costly- but on the other hand we don't want to loose our money? Any suggestions?
Have you had the bedbugs you found identified by the PCO? If you still have them, save them for him to look at, or post a picture on here via a photo sharing site.
No the PCO comes tomorrow... I'll see how I can post the photos but no doubt they are exactly the same as the bed bugs I have seen in other photos. In fact, the bigger one was all full with blood...puaj!
This is driving us a bit crazy...The worst thing is that they are there but you don´t see them...so I'm not sure if they are just in one room or have extended... This is terrible! I wonder if it is so extended here in Montreal -as in other North American cities- why not the local authorities assume that it is a public health problem and provide extermination??!!
These are the photos. Sorry they are very bad....
I can distinguish an adult and smaller ones, even a egg...what do you think? Is this a sing that the infection is not recent?
Sorry, the photos are very bad:
I can see a big one, some smaller and even an egg - Is this a sign of a larger infection and not just one that has been here for a few days?
This is a seriously buggy picture though I'm not sure of what. The adult bugs don't look like bbs. to me but I'm not a pco or an entomologist. Can you try again and this time place a penny (heads-up) next to the picture. This will help the pros on this site to ID your photo.
Those bugs are certainly full of blood, I hope they are not bbs. be patient....the pro's will weigh in on this.
Yep look like bb,s to me
I would guess that they have been there a while and you and the others have simply not reacted to the bites or not noticed them.
Hopefully you have caught them early and it will be a simple task to get them cleared
You have nearly a whole life cycle chart in that pic. Looks like egg, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, cast skin, 4th and adult.
Sorry but that level did not hitch hike over the weekend.
well done spideyjg, I was diggin-that whole life cycle thing too. (just thought the bugs looked a little strange and HUGE!
Bug-host, do your best NOT to panic. Just go into action mode and check the FAQs under pest control, treatment, pesticides, natural remedies, etc.
good luck and keep posting
It's a big problem in Montreal and has been for years. Don't do too much -- let the pros direct the treatment. Remember if you move things around you run the risk of spreading them. And self-treating can do as much harm as good, so avoid it if you have other options.
You must log in to post.