New to the game(2 posts)
Well, I recently came back from a trip, sat on my bed and noticed what I thought was a tick ended up being a bed bug (wish it had been a tick...)Folded over my sheets at the head of my bed and sure enough. Found a small infestation. They were also in the wood cracks of my bed frame. Which has been covered in their fecal matter for at least a couple weeks now, though I had not noticed any bugs until the other day.
So, I have thrown my bed away, and my bed frame, and have been sleeping on the floor. I lathered my floor in ammonia, and have been heating my room to 110 degrees everyday for about an hour and a half or so. Every once in a while I find one scurrying along the ground when I turn a light on.
My question to the experts. Can I travel? I want to visit family and friend but don't want to spread BB to them. If I can't afford a PCO what are my options? Poor college student. Is moving a good idea? Moving to a new apartment and starting fresh.
This has got to be the most frustrating thing in my life...
Read this site's FAQs - the info there is accurate & up-to-date. With BBs, a little knowledge is simply not enough. Understanding the pest & taking a well-informed & methodical approach is your best & perhaps only route to eradication.
Did you securely wrap your bed before moving out of your bedroom? If not, you may have dispersed the infestation around the rest of your home and any communal areas. That's just a simple illustration of how what we assume is the right thing to do may wind up worsening the situation.
Slathering the place in ammonia won't do any good & the heating won't work; you're just giving yourself a big heating bill to no good purpose.
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