Need advice - on alert for bed bugs(4 posts)
I would so appreciate advice on what I should do. I really just don't know how to proceed at this point.
This is the situation.
Got home from vacation 2 1/2 weeks ago - where we think we might have been exposed to bedbugs. (My daughter and I had more than 50-60 bites on us almost all in lines or triangles.) Husband had none, but he barely reacts to mosquito bites and baby had none, but he was in the pack and play we brought from home.
Kept getting some "residual bites" after we got home which we hoped were due to delayed reaction. Seemed to be the case because they decreased in frequency and finally stopped after 10 days.
Decontaminated most things that came in the house (all clothes were in plastic bags and washed and dried on hot, stored the luggage in the shed until the packtite came). Didn't take 100% precautions though (wore the same clothes we traveled back home in in the house, just visually inspected the cameras, our luggage was in the car with us for the 6 hour drive home, stuff like that)
* 3 days after coming home, woke up in the middle of the night with a nasty bug on my leg. Freaked out and called a PCO who came with a dog.
* PCO came 9 days after we returned home. Inspected with the dog, gave an all-clear and said the bug was some kind of baby roach. I started to calm down some.
* Now, it's 18 days after we got back from vacation and I noticed a cluster of tiny bumps on my baby's shoulder last night. He has 3 tiny bumps in a row surrounded by 4 more bumps in a circle/square shape around them. I'm back to freaking out.
* Inspected the baby's crib and mattress but found nothing - but he has one of those foam mattresses with the air vent holes so there are actual openings in the side of the mattress if those little buggers wanted to get in.
I would really appreciate anyone's advice as to what to do. I was thinking about getting a passive monitor (even just to put my mind at ease). Or if someone has guidelines on how to be alert for bedbugs after possible exposure, I would really, really appreciate it.
Thanks so much.
Hmmmm...... NoBuggs, i smell a trademark infringement case abrewin'
a newer of this family
if i knew nobugsonme status when i signed up for the site a few weeks ago, i would never have picked my user name as it is! Sorry about that - i'm just a complete newcomer to this world of bedbugs! Can I change it? I definitely don't want to get confused with an expert!
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