Need PCO in nyc - please advise(8 posts)
It says it all in the title. I need HELP. Totally overwhelmed......
Who do you recommend?
any words of wisdom, too, would be really appreciated. I've seen others on this thread feel similarly. I've spent time visiting this site here and there in the last few days, educating myself.... it's all i can think about actually. I even wrote down that suicide hotline number that someone gave out. Now i wonder, what was i so depressed about before? because this feels so unmanageable: the money, figuring it all out, not getting ripped off, i have cats, etc.
I also live in a small old apt bldg and my landlady is in denial. She doesn't want to panic people but i'm terrified that i'll go through all this trouble and then it won't work. Has anyone had success in eradicating bedbugs when the other apts were not treated too?
Please help. Give me a recommendation please or just tell me it's all going to be okay...
It will be okay. Take a look at the tag above that says "NYC PCOs" and click it. You'll see lots of reviews by other bedbuggers for pcos in the NYC area.
BTW ideally, your good pco will help you convince the landlady to let him/her give the other units a look. Most people don't understand how bed bugs work.
Some pcos will also dust in crevices and then caulk, to help keep any potential invaders out.
I am in a co-op and they are using Western Pest Services to treat my place. I have what I think is a light to moderate infestation. Only fecal evidence on my mattress and cloth storage under my bed. I have found a total of 8 live bugs, but have never seen them out in the light.
I will be speaking with Western either tomorrow or Monday to get the names of what they use and ask some questions. Since my building is paying for them, I will most likely use them unless what they say make no sense. I am happy to come back here and report.
Just FYI, I have already washed and bagged 90% of the clothing in my room, bagged up a lot of unwashables for future PakTite treatment (am waiting for a delivery), put ClimbUps on my bed/couch/chair, bagged or encased most pillows, and encased all the mattresses in the house (mine, my sons, the hide-a-bed). I have not seen a bug or had a bite in 4 days. No bugs in the ClimbUps either. I fear I have just driven them to another unit or into hibernation.
My first treatment is scheduled for Thursday. I just had a less than great chat on the phone with a technician, but not necessarily who will treat my home. I asked what chemicals they use and he only told me Suspend. The guy who did they inspection had also mentioned that they dusted, but the guy on the phone today just hemmed and hawed and said "we do a thorough job, it depends what they see when they get there." I plan to take that up with my co-op and ask that they get in writing a list of chemicals used as well as the standard treatment protocol.
The other thing is that I was told twice that they come back in 48 hours to inspect. Isn;t that a bit early? Most things I have read here seem to say 1-2 weeks. And they specifically just said to inspect NOT a standard second treatment. Again, I plan to take it up with the co-op (they are the ones paying) and link them to information here. Any input from PCOs????
My sister's landlord hired Big Brother Extermination. (http://bigbroext.com/) My sister said that they knew what they were talking about and that they are also working on the landlord to contract them for the entire building.
After my first treatment and getting input here on what happened was done/wasn't done, I would not recommend Western.
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