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Living with bed bugs for 8 years and now i'm moving...

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  1. anxietybug

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Mon Jul 17 2017 13:35:01
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    Before i get a lot of grief for living with this for so many years please understand I live with my parents and they didn't do anything to try and control this until it was way too late.. they tried to treat it after two years but i believe this issue is too far gone .. my parents don't really care about the bugs as much as i do. it's been awful and has caused me so much pain and anxiety. i haven't been able to move out until now so i've had to just deal with it... it's been manageable until the last few weeks since i've been back from my vacation. the bites have been awful. my body seems to be severely allergic all of a sudden... i'm also moving out in 4 weeks with my boyfriend to our own place so i'm of course terrified to bring them with me. i don't plan on bringing much with me.. basically have to start fresh. i want to treat my clothes, laptop and shoes.. i've looked into the proof bag in a rag... just any opinions or advice would be amazing

    i can't believe this is something i've been dealing with for years and i hope it completely ends soon... my mental health can't take it anymore

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    also wanted to add my boyfriend is 100% aware of the big situation and has been amazing with calming me down about the anxiety i have about transferring them... and says we will deal with it if they do come to the new place. also i've always been super careful when i go out to make sure it's fresh clothes but i'm more nervous about my computer and shoes. also concerned about this allergic reaction

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    Tue Jul 18 2017 0:39:17
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    Treat anything you take with you. DDVP strips or Rag in a Bag are two possibilities. A hot dryer can be used for clothing and linens. See: Useful tools page: http://Bedbugger.com/useful-tools/

    The FAQs will help also: http://Bedbugger.com/FAQs/

    If you want to move furniture, consider having all your things treated at once using Vikane (sulfuryl fluoride) in a moving truck or pod. It's costly but may be orthbit if it will save you from replacing furniture.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    thank you so much. not sure if you know the answer to this but is it possible to randomly become super allergic or sensitive to these bites even though i've never really had the reactions i'm having now? some itchy bumps on my scalp too! trying hard to figure this out before moving. thanks again!

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    People have become more sensitive, and one person here actually had "normal" bite reactions until one day getting a severe reaction that took her to en ER for anaphylactic shock. It's very rare but can happen. If you start thinking you're having signs of anaphylaxis, seek immediate emergency care.

    On the other hand, bed bugs generally don't hang out on heads or bite on the scalp. They don't like heads of hair. (There may be exceptions, for example it may be different if you're bald or have the type of hairstyle which does not ever get wet (I understand some styles and extensions are like that).

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    also, can you recommend a ddvp strip? and for rag in a bag is that the cirkil? thanks!

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    There is information on DDVP Strips and Rag in a Bag (relevant products: Cirkil or Proof, which is sold to consumers) in the Useful Tools page-- scroll down in the index until you see Nuvan Prostrips and DDVP (note you need to buy specific brands if you are in NY and CT, which is explained), and this section is followed by the Cirkil/Proof Rag in a Bag info, or use these direct links (once on the page, these links take a moment to load the specific sections):
    Nuvan prostrips and Hot Shot No Pest Strips (dichlorvos, DDVP)
    Cirkil/Proof (for “Rag in a Bag” method)

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    thank you so much.. so i know you said i could become more sensitive.. i haven't slept at my bed bug infested house for the last three nights... my clothes are completely washed and dried on the hottest temp about three times before i leave my house .. i'm still getting bites at my boyfriends house and friends house. they start tiny and they get bigger. i've been taking prednisone which is helping but could i still be getting delayed bites up to four days later? i've read in a bunch of places you could get delayed bites but It's making me so paranoid. before taking the steroid pill i would wake up covered in welts so this is still better but i don't want to be on them forever..

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    Delayed reactions are the norm. Most people don't notice bed bugs when they are actually biting them, and the reactions don't appear right after that. Many people may think a bite reaction that appears in the morning occured the previous night, but they have no basis for knowing. Reacting days or even a week or more later is possible and I would not assume you have bed bugs at the BF's and friend's places also. That would be very bad luck.

    That said, bed bugs can be good hitchhikers, so it's worth inspecting those homes, especially the beds you've slept in, and especially if you stayed there before now, just in case.

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    How to get rid of bed bugs; that's the mistake, because even if you get rid of them they can come back. Rephrase it different philosophy; how to stop bed bugs biting you would be easier. Solution get rid of your bed and mattress, also all you’re bedding. Buy a metal bed, new mattress and bedding etc. The important thing is to seal up all the cracks in your metal bed with a sealant, time consuming but important, next seal your new mattress in a sealed protector, also your new bedding should never put on the floor or table etc, and when washed it goes straight back onto the bed, buy bug traps and immediately install them under each leg of the bed and coat them in 'diatomaceous earth food grade' powder. Lastly never put your clothes or anything else on top of your bed.

    After following the rules by experts that got me nowhere for years, environmental specialists that came and went, cured it temporarily. Four years ago I did all the above and have never been bitten since, maybe the bugs are still there along with all the other insects and arachnids that live in your house, that you don’t see all that frequently but they are there, anyway I don’t care because I am bite free.


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