Moving, advice on heat treatment(2 posts)
So a little back round info on our bb situation. We moved to CO six months ago into a multi unit apartment and within three months we noticed the little buggers we thought were ticks. By month four we realized they were bed bugs and informed our landlord. Our lease has a pesticide and insecticide disclosure requirement which makes residents identify themselves if they have allergies to pesticides or insecticides. I signed it as I do have allergies to these things. My land lord didn't care though and has refused to do heat treatment, nor would she treat the surrounding apartments. Upon research I found our complex has a history of bb problems. We braced our selves and after the inspector (terminex) came and confirmed we have them, he made us prep for treatment. During the initial spray I got so sick I had to stay at friends. We have had two more treatments since and I am still getting bitten in addition to not breathing from the pesticides. We need to move as our landlord refuses to treat the other apartments and it seems to be an underlying problem for the whole complex. Plus I can't breathe.
So here we are, we have given our 30 day notice. We are throwing away the mattress and couches because of the bugs and the pesticides which have now soaked into them and are making my allergies crazy. We want to do heat treatment for our remaining items but are not sure how. Obviously it will be in a truck or POD but we are not sure which is better, we also want to heat treat the car too as we suspect they may be living in there as well.
Any advice on decontaminating ourselves before we enter the new dwelling? We also have a dog. Our plan so far is to do a heat treatment of a truck/pod and the car on the same day and also have the dog groomed that morning. Then we want want to shower and leave with new clothes on our backs. They seem to have followed us to the place where I am staying to recover from allergies and I know you can not out run them. How can I make a clean break?
you seem to have a good plan, I'd use the POD over the truck
as for the shower make this the longest shower you ever took, get new shoes (or running shoes as well)
A POD wasn't available when I moved I had two failed ones (moves), I believe the culprit was my plasma TV or whatever dragged down when the movers took my stuff, it was in plastic bins, but then I was told they still can climb that
The only issue I see with your plan is to heat treat the car, I don't know if that's commonly done, perhaps someone else can chime in, other option is to leave some no pest strips in it for a while, but that smells nasty and you do have allergies
Why not have the car clreared by a K9? then you'd be almost full proof
good luck to you
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