Is every bump and spot a bite, so anxious and concerned(8 posts)
Well, I have been posting here for a couple days.
It started with 8 mystery bites on my leg and ankle, on 2 separate occasions.
They itch like mad!
I started to look for bb's, nothing.
Then my 8 yr old gets 3 spots, r they bites? No way to know.
Then she gets another spot today and my 5 yr old just slowed me 3 spots on her arm.
There r climb ups on the beds, I have talked to a pco.
She has suggested to keep the beds isolated and wait 2 weeks, then bring the dog in.
As she feels that if we have them it is a very lite problem, considering I have looked and seen no signs of them.
I know that man others hav lived with thi nightmare for f longer than s, and I commend you, truly.
I am bug phobic by nature and this is one of my greatest fears.
I have no appetite and feel so much anxiety about this.
Then my little one showed me her arm, my stomach dropped.
It is spring here, we have put de down, there could b so many reasons.
Every time I look at them my hurt hurts.
Just want them to be safe, in their own home, in their own beds.
We can all relate to this.
I will keep watching, hope for no bugs, try to take deep breathes an bring the dog in, in 2 weeks.
So hard not knowing and being worried.....
Have you ruled out fleas? They typically bite legs and ankles, though other parts of the body are possible, depending where the fleas are. You need not have pets to have fleas. Some have recommended the plug-in flea traps (if you want to see an example, there's one in the Amazon section of the Useful Stuff page.)
Thanks for your reply no bugs,
We do have a ca and a dog, plus the tenan downstairs recenly mov
Oops, hit the wrong button, silly iPad!
We r familiar with fleas, I have checked our pets, and they r not acting as if they have fleas....
Would't hurt to check.
I was also wondering if it were carpet Beatles, as my new office in infested with them and we have them here too.....
So many possibilities and no answers
I understand that you're uncomfortable. If you want to get the dog in now, that's an option too, but most here would recommend choosing a handler who visual verifies alerts.
The company I have been speaking with (I bought the climb-ups from them)
they sound very good. I talked to the woman for an hr today, she was very empathetic.
I asked her to explain the process with the dog:
she will come in first and inspect, as the dog will not react to everything, such as casings.
if nothing is found, she will bring the dog in.
If he alerts at something she will investigate the area.
if she finds lives bugs/eggs he will be rewarded, if not, no reward.
they also offer tranditinal and thermal treatments.
I asked her if I should bring the dog in now, she will, although she feels it may be such a lite problem that detection my be difficult and then we will have a false negative....
I explained ot her the depth of my "investigation".....pretty ocd.
what do you think?
Well, I am not a dog expert. I won't argue with a dog handler who tells you their dog may not be able to do a good job with an early infestation. I would much rather they tell you this than take advantage.
I agree, as we really can't afford multiple treatments, who can
I wonder if this is a reasonable expectations with dogs, as they do have limitations....
With an early problem, it is typically difficult to find, yes?
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