Moved but not hopeful(1 post)
I have not posted here for awhile because, as I had written, I did not think there was a chance for me to get rid of my BBs while I remained in the apartment. I remind that I had SEVEN treatments and there was still a problem. UPDATE: I got rid of most of my furniture [some of which was quite new] except three small pieces I could easily inspect and treat. I gave up on my new double bed even though it was encased [the box spring doubly] because I am not strong enough to lift the bed elements on my own and inspect them when I need to. I only had a metal frame.
Since I lived in a smallish town and it is not easy to find an apartment that has not already been treated for BBs [in a manner I consider insufficient--just chemicals without steaming] I had to remain in my same building but moved to another unit where supposedly there had been no
bugs. Fine, that's all I wanted. The apartment has been painted and newly carpeted. I purchased
a single bed, some new encasements and climb ups from this site. And right off I am discouraged.
The guys who delivered the bed and frame helped me put on the encasements when I asked them to but caused a couple of small rips even though I warned them they were fragile. I did not purchase the encasements from here but from Amazon.com and they are Luna brand with which I have been satisfied in the past. However, I noticed a black blob on one of the encasements as soon as I removed it from the box and package [which had never been in my old apartment] and when I rubbed it it smeared!!! It looks like a glob of BB poop to me! This is incredible. As for the climp ups--they have only been in place for three days [the bed was put together on Friday and I that is when I put them in place] and one of them is already cracked in the center. So much for containing BBs. If they can't even support the weight of a single bed and one average woman--then they are simply not made strongly enough. BTW, has anyone actually ever seen BBs caught in these things?
So far, I see none in mine, but I have woken up quite itchy already. The first night the pain of what felt like a sharp bite even woke me from my sleep.
I don't know what to think. I bought a new mattress pad [even washed that before I put it on] but were the sheet and the blanket [which had been in my old apartment] in the dryer long enough. The blanket was in for 90 minutes on hot! I am not hopeful but time will tell. I purchased a lounge chair and some end tables from the heirs of the lady who was the former tenant in my new place but who recently died. I moved the few things I have left in plastic bins but have put down double-sided sticky tape behind the doors of all the closets here so nothing that escapes from those bins can crawl out via the carpet. The storage closet in the apartment has the most bins and there I put tape all around the inside of the door frame from floor to ceiling. I am not ready to purchase another sofa or a dresser or TV. My clothes and linens remain in the BB-proof large suitcase encasement I bought here which is also kept in a large bin on a table. I wished that I had been able to move with only my few clothes but I cannot get rid of everything. I kept a few books and bits of memorabilia. Most of the books I tossed and the bookshelves, too. But now I am wondering if even that works--to move with nothing and buy everything new. Not when I see a stain on a brand new bed encasement straight from the heavy-duty plastic container it comes in!
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