ok , So I For a FACT know i got a Mild case on my bed. ..need Help(12 posts)
Indeed i Have Bed BUgs . At first I was Almost Sure it was Worse. TICKS. however i caught a few and started researching. . . now i am positive its Bed Bugs. The way they move.CUz' they are fast little critters. unlike Ticks. theyre the Bug version of a turtle.
i read that STEAM MAY KILL iT?
we bought some Tick carpet powder and pretty much put it all over the the room. and it helped bring them out in the open .. BUT how do i kill them ?
not only that .. but i also have an inside dog. and that what i am also worried about . traveling .thru' him.
and whats the worst thing that can happen to my dog.?
do they act like ticks too?
i am already plannign on replacing the carpet with fake tile , ... i knwo thats a good move. but how should i proceed with this ?
also i am goingto put down bedbug killer.. from walmart. is that a good move? or should i wait for a pro to cruise over?
BEST ADVISE - Call in a professional for help.
I would be more concerned with the dogs health and not the bites/carrier with an amateur pesticide application.
I'm a pro, I see failed treatments by do-it-yourself people all the time. Yesterday I worked inside a home that called me 5 months ago but never scheduled with me. They finally gave up self treating and after going over this house inch by inch I found bugs in 5 rooms across two floors in a 7 room house. And mind you only one bedroom was being used in the entire house.
Amateur attempts provide amateur results.
Best of luck!
I agree with Killer. And while you're waiting for the pro, take some time to read the FAQs. The more educated you are, the better prepared you're going to be to deal with them. - Best
I've self-treated for ants and for fleas. Those are common household pests that can be successfully self-treated.
Unfortunately, the fact that it's possible to self-treat for some common pests has left a lot of people with the impression that bed bugs can also be self-treated successfully.
Unlike pests like ants and fleas, most of the self-treatments for bed bugs not only don't work but often make the problem worse. Bed bugs are a particularly tough pest to treat; this is one case where you really do want to wait for a professional to come in and treat. In fact, ideally, you want to leave the infestation you've discovered as untouched as possible until you can get a pro in.
Trying to treat yourself--by applying chemical pesticides labeled for bed bugs that you can get at a local store--is not only very likely to be ineffective, it's also likely to make the infestation worse. Many bed bugs hide more deeply when the wrong chemicals are misapplied, which most of us who aren't professionals do.
There is no need with bed bugs to replace carpet with tile.
Bed bugs don't harbor on pets the way that ticks do. As a result, your dog doesn't pose any more of a threat of spreading the bed bugs than you do.
Since you're still kind of early in the learning curve, my advice is this:
1. Start by reading the FAQs on the website here. They're designed to cover many of the details that newbites don't know about bed bugs.
2. Make sure to read the one on figuring out how to hire a good professional pest controller who knows his or her stuff. Contact a good experienced pro in your area, and get that person in for an inspection and to begin treatment as soon as possible.
3. In the meantime, disturb the bugs as little as possible.
4. Hang in there.
HEY GUYS!! THANKS!! TO YOU ALL!!! I Really had Not much of An idea on how to Fight this .
and i Just went to the local petstore and got a few thigns for my dog. and am going to continue his personal treatment very religiously , went thru' much of his body inch by inch and didnt find acute threats. however he has been bitten . well . i am sure thats what it is . lol
taking out the carpet and exchanging it for tile is going to happen .
however i dont know weather to have the expert come in Now or after I take it out ? what do you guys think?> or is it something i should also talk to the pro with ? he may know whats best as well.
ok . my house is normal small .3 bedrooms one living room. . the dog is allowed to pretty much be, sit ,hang out wherever he desires. should i also be prone to search for bugs in the other rooms? or just take Main bug room as priority? becauase.well , i dont wish to take out the carpet in the entire house., specially in the living room, but it is the largest, and has sliding door to backyard..
Do bed bugs manifest outside too ?
and what will happen when the pro gets here? will they have to take control all over the house for days? dissinfection? im thinking the whole circus tent on the house?
Thanks For ALL of your personal Expertise!
Don't tear up anything until the pro shows up. I'd say vacuuming is safe for now.
You should call a pro but I have been seeing so many people just throwing everything out. Buy (or rent if you can't afford to buy) a PackTite to save personal belongings that aren't easy to treat - i.e. books, albums etc. Good luck!
If there are bed bugs in the carpet and you dig it out, you may spread bed bugs everywhere. This is what people are warning about above.
Don't make your own plan. Get an experienced pro to make one.
If they agree the carpet should go, they can maybe help with removing it safely (ie without spreading the problem). If they wont help, they may instruct you. There are also some junk firms who claim to be experienced with bed bugs and can help with this sort of thing if it is needed. You can't be too careful when moving or discarding infested items.
hey guys!! well its been about 72 hours now since the manifestation was seen and i took my precabery? actions .. lol pardon my spelling..
i got home today from school and the room looks clean , sprayed the furniture down in there again last night ..and and vacuuming the bed and beds base later too. . . so far ive inspected teh room over and over every single spot where we first found these buggers and have not found evidence of more.. how long would it take for the chemicals to wear out and allow the ultra super hidden bugs to try to come out and make a run for it ? or would they stay still untill they think theyre safe? .. iread on this forum somwhere that they could go up to 18 months without food. alive. does that mean they just go to sleep? or still move around and create more larvae?
the expert should be set up to come down some time this week as i could not get AHOLD of him today .
I'm a little concerned about the description you gave above. Most chemical pesticides are not supposed to be used by spraying them directly on furniture. In some cases, humans and animals can absorb the chemicals in pesticides through their skin coming in contact with furniture that's been sprayed with pesticides. Applying pesticides by "sprayed the furniture down in there again last night " sounds like it may be overapplying chemicals and/or applying them in ways that they are not safe to be used.
Please be sure to read the labels of the chemicals you're using carefully. The labels should tell you how often a product can be applied. Chemical pesticides should not be applied more often than that to avoid overexposure.
Best advise, see above.
oh man , well. i only did the corners of my "desk" , it really is a big rectangular ikea furn. with a bunch of square holes,, which is located on the ground, carpet. so i sprayed everything horizontally about it that hits the carpet, and the corners vertically.. i didnt go inside the the boxes that hold personal items and clothes.. but i figured that may be a good spot to do so since eggs and larvae could potentially hid themselfs in the inside corners. like they did with the inside ,outter stichings of my bed.. however , aftersleeping for the first time in my bed again since i self treated, i dindt have a good night sleep. infact i think it was to early for me to sleep in side. i had alot of itching and scratching , i am thinking from the powder i dropped on the carpet. . so ima vacuum again . and wait from proffessinal help. no more sprays. no more powder.
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