Moving, would like to keep the new bed...(4 posts)
So a friend visited me over the summer and left some BBs behind (she brought them to another friend's place as well). I found them about a month later after coming back from a vacation and promptly came to this site, got a PCO, threw out all of my furniture, cleaned and treated all fabrics, and packed away all books, video games, and dvd's in airtight packaging sprinkled with DE. I also sprinkled DE all over the house in cracks, corners, etc. After a month I bought a new bed, which I put on risers and a metal frame, both also sprinkled with DE. I was afraid to bring in a mattress (big mistake) so I slept on a pillowtop comforter. Long story short I started to feel itchy and found small blood spots on the pillowtop. I stopped sleeping at home.
The owners of the building decided that they would prefer to sell the building, rather than treat it again so we're moving and I'm only taking the already packed items and clothing with me.
Seeing as how I haven't slept at home all month, most of my things are packed already, and the only things that aren't can be washed and dried easily, I feel pretty sure that I won't bring anything with me.
The damn bed man! I really like it!!! I know it's not worth getting bedbugs again to keep the bed, if you saw this bed you'd understand why I'm fretting about throwing it away and getting something from IKea. It's an amazing bed, just one that I got bit after sleeping in.
Now that may be because I was sleeping on a pillowtop comforter and not a mattress, and nothing had bedbug covers on it. Plus the bed is all wood, not metal.
But yeah, I wouldn't forgive myself if I brought BBs into the new house,
Good people, advise me please.
If it were me, I'd put the whole lot in a truck and have it treated with Vikane gas, or heated if that option is available. Some moving services will provide the service or you can arrange it yourself. If logistics permit, before unpacking everything, you might want to set up active monitors in the new location prior to your arrival and then switch to passive monitors when you move in.
Good point. I contacted bed bugs and beyond since another user said that the vikane gas treatment they did while moving was successful. About how much do these treatments cost? The move hasn't been cheap so far (nor treating the bugs for that matter).
Wow. So after talking with the rep (who was very sweet and helpful) I found that the treatment will run somewhere between 700-1300, which is pretty steep considering that, without the bed, all I'm taking with me is closing and sealed books and dvd's. I can deal with not opening the books and dvds for another year, and the clothes I can treat so, I guess that money would be better spent on a new bed.
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