K-9 Negative, How Long do Bites Stick Around?(3 posts)
An update... I stayed in a bb infested hotel from Friday, 1/20 to Monday, 1/23. I didn't see any signs of bbs but got terribly itchy bites in the breakfast, lunch, dinner pattern.
I was very careful coming home (bagged all stuff in garage; hot wash/dry laundry; anything that can't be washed or dried is still outdoors).
I had a K-9 out on Saturday afternoon and received a negative. I hadn't seen any evidence of bbs myself but I'm moving and wanted to be super careful.
So if I started seeing evidence of bb bites on Monday and I'm still having "new" bites appear on Saturday and Sunday, should I treat anyway? I am moving to a large apartment building where the tenants are responsible for bb treatments (there's a rider in my lease). I don't want to bring bbs there.
The hotel confirmed it was bbs. I am moving next week and temped to get a vikane treatment en route. I am getting costs and hope the hotel will pay for it. What do you think? Worth the trouble?
It would still be good to see some actual evidence of a live infestation in your house before you treat it. Sounds like you did everything you needed to keep them from coming back from the hotel. Even though the dog was negative, it doesn't mean there isn't an infestation. The dogs are usually good, but they can give you false negatives and positives. Look for some evidence before you treat. You could be having delayed reactions to the bites or your mind could be playing some tricks on you
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