PCO, vinyl encasements and nymphs(6 posts)
So the PCO is coming tomorrow, some time between 8 - 12, for the first treatment. Huzzah! My first step to returning to normalcy, I pray.
Here's the thing, I currently have my mattress in a cheap vinyl encasement that I put on almost immediately after figuring out it was bb's biting me. When I started to take it off for the inspection last week I saw nymphs caught in the folds of encasement. I freaked, called the PCO's office and they said I could leave it on for the inspection. But now I have to take it off for treatment.
What do I do? Near as I can tell, most of the bb's are trapped in that encasement. I seriously, seriously don't want to take it off even to have the dratted thing treated because I don't want to release them! And my PCO warns not to use over the counter treatments before they come, so that sounds like I can't spot-spray them as I see them. And that sounds to me like a majorly bit up Clutterfree. I'm also scared of exposing the house. Yes, I realize that's actually stupid considering they're coming to kill the suckers, but I'm not sure I'm entirely rational anymore. It's been many late nights with a lot of packing and living out of bags and work-stress, etc.
Ideas? Do I just take it like a girl and face down the itty-bitty nymphs? Can I somehow make my PCO take it off?
purchase a bed bug encasement and put it on OVER the cheap plastic one that 's on there already.
Walmart has them at very affordable prices, under 30 bucks.
I've already got good ones that I'm just waiting to use post-treatment. And I had the exact same idea when I got the cheap one. "I don't care if this doesn't last. I'll just put the good one on top of it. Yeah. Yeahyeahyeah." My mind, she was a little feverish at that stage.
My real question is what do I do if they want me to take the encasement off pre-treatment?
Wouldn't it just be safer to get the good encasement ON now, since they won't be able to get out of there, whether they want it off before hand or not. I wouldn't remove it. I'd cover it. Like yesterday.
I don't think that option is square with my PCO. As I mentioned, they want the bed stripped. Plus I couldn't carry the new encasements and my work laptop. :-/
If the company you're going with wants it off, they can take it off themself if you ask me. I think it depends on the PCO, some say don't put anything on until after treatment, some don't touch the encasement and some want to take them off. I have an expensive one from Bed Bath and Beyond and I put it on the same day I discovered bb. When I had treatment, I was shocked to read the report after and find out that my PCO took mine off to inspect the mattress, treat it and put the encasement back on. So I don't think it really matters how much $$ you spend on the encasement, it's the PCO that will do whatever they think is best. I really didn't think mine needed to take my encasement off but I guess he was just being thorough.
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