Need moving advice(3 posts)
I am moving in a week or two. I have not decided the exact date. I had a PCO find BBs in my couch and am not going to take it with me. I am pretty sure they could be in the bed. I do not show signs of bites. I would not know about these had a friend not stayed here and gotten eaten up. I do not want to take them with me or if I accidentally do, I want them to be few.
So let's assume that heat and Vikane are not an option. I do not know if Vikane is but heat seems to not be available from a local PCO. Let's also assume there are some bb's on or in the bed. This has never been confirmed by sight. Only the couch had confirmed sighting.
I was told by a seemingly knowledgeable PCO that they could treat here but could not guarantee anything if I move. So the thought occurred to move and then treat. I have been thinking though. If I have movers put my bed and everything else in the truck there is a risk of them moving to boxes and what not. If I move first and then have them treat, they can guarantee eradication.
I am not sure what to do. Buy cheap encasements just for the move? I have Protect-a-Bed encasements for post-treatment. Have the movers move everything but the bed and I move that myself alone in a truck? Seems like a waste of money. Move myself doing it in two trips. That might be too tough for one person.
Seems to me the best option might be the first I mentioned. I am not sure though. Anyone have any thoughts? I am going to find out about heat/Vikane but I am thinking neither will be available to me. The PCO would do steam and chemical followed by encasing on the bed. They would do steam on furniture which would not be much, maybe 6-9 pieces. Any thoughts? I am really worried about contaminating the things I have that have not been near the scourge.
Moving without the bb's is going to be a huge problem for you. And you don't want to be okay with just bringing a "few".
This is what I would do, but hey. Who am I?
Load it up in a moving truck and have thermal heating in the truck. Smaller more enclosed space won't be as expensive nor time consuming. If you can scrape up the funds then that is the one sure way I know how to NOT bring them with you.
Oh, I am NOT OK with bringing any. I wish I could prevent it. I went and scheduled the movers. I hope to schedule the PCO on the same day or next day. Since they will kill them and warranty their work only at the new place I think this is my only choice. I just cannot stand where I am and had decided to move long before anything was ever discovered. Because I do not show symptoms, I would bet they were here before discovery.
I am thinking of wrapping the box springs in shrink wrap in a futile attempt to curtail any movement. Hopefully that will have a chance at working. I know, fat chance but they have never been seen by a person in the bedroom.
Here's another question though. Since I am asymptomatic and my symptomatic friend has moved on to her own place, how can I possibly know I am rid of them after the treatments? Is it simply by inspection or are there other methods? I believe my chosen PCO will be able to do everything possible to rid my stuff of this scourge. Maybe that's another topic but I figured I'd throw that in here.
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