Last night, I caught a live bugger on my computer desk(3 posts)
Last night I was sitting here and playing my video game and saw one running across my desk. I caught it and put it in a ziplock baggy. I searched my couch, and bed and there is no evidence that they are here. I also have yet to get bit while sitting on my couch or sleeping.
I got fumigated 4 weeks ago at the fear that I had them, and on Monday I went to a friends place for a birthday party and after the fact, she told me she had bedbugs... After 15 people were in her house... why would you do such a thing? Why host a party at your place if you knowingly had bed bugs? Ugh.
I'm getting fumigated again this upcoming week and I will be prepping my house the same way I was told to before for when the guy comes to fumigate.
The first time I thought I had them, I ended up getting rid of alot of my things (Cloths, couches, shoes, boxes of books etc) I was told that I shouldn't do this because unless they are visabily INFESTING my stuff, there isn't a reason to toss stuff. Which there isn't a visable infestation in any of the common areas.
My fear for these bugs is so huge, I can't sleep at night, I'm scared beyond scared (I have an anxiety disorder and this is just killing me) I feel like packing my stuff and moving, tossing everything I have out, I constantly thing I am getting bit when I am not... It's been like this since December.
Anyways point of the post... 1) How can I have caught one but don't have a visable infestation? 2) Should I toss out all my stuff (I just got a new couch , computer since the problem seemed to be more my living room than anything) 3) Can the cling onto my cats? And if so how can I keep them off of them? (Please don't suggest I shave my babies) 4) How can I deal with the anxiety of them? It's pretty much crippling me. 5) Can they be hiding in my computer desk? Shelving units? Tv Unit & Computers?
1 - could be a hitchhiker or it came from a neighbor or you do have a hidden infestation
2 - Have a k9 inspection before you start tossing things
3- BB don't stay on people or pets after feeding.
4 - Take a deep breath, shake your fists at the sky, curse the deity of your choice and then try to relax
5 - BB will hide in lots of places so your best bet is an inspection to confirm you have a problem and not an isolated lonely bug
Oh and stop speaking to that person who has BB and invited people over. that's beyond unacceptable...
Sounds like the person with bb's who invited 15 people over may have been merely, sincerely ignorant?
Maybe she thought there wasn't any issue as long as her guests didn't sleep in her bed(s)?
We're still in the early stages of mass public education about the bugidemic.
(Hey, just coined that word. Nothing for that on Google as of this moment. Let's see how many days are required for it to turn up there from this post.)
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