Question? Please help.(3 posts)
I have read and read until my eyes burn and still can not seem to find any comfort. My sister came from another state to visit. When she gets here she expalins how she has been infested with bed bugs for a while now BUT before she got on the bus she put all her clothing in a dryer at a laundry mat and dried them for an hour then into brand new bags and went straight to the bus.
I was very concerned and couldn't help but to be upset. I started thinking about the coloring books she brought, the portable DVD player and countless other stuff. I was so worried for about a week until I was making up my bed and on my white pillow was crawling a bug. I already knew from countless hours of research what it was. It was too obvious. It was an adult. I bagged it anyway and took it straight to the apartment complex office. An hour later the exterminator (who is only a bed bug one) came to inspect and said that the bug I had found was def a bed bug but he could not find any evidence of any bugs in my home. WELL I FOUND IT ON MY PILLOW!!!! He understood and said he will still treat it but it was not nessasary to treat it as an infestation. BUT I WANT them too. SO I have done everything I can possibly find on the internet to do. I even bought a steamer to steam my couch. I have everything packed in bags and sealed tight. All my clothing have been dried and in bags. All pictures on the walls have been tooken down, vaccuumed and baged. Beds tooken apart and matresses in plastic made for just this purpose.
My questions are....
What about the kitchen and bathrooms? DO I need to do anything there?
What are the chances of having bed bugs after the extermination if I caught it this early?
I am itching all over even though I do not think I have been biten. My kids nor husband have any visible bites. I know this is a head thing but it is driving my crazy.
Can you get one of those dog detection services? that might be able to tell you if, and where you have them. Also, monitors might help.
He understood and said he will still treat it but it was not nessasary to treat it as an infestation.
Can you explain more fully what treatment he is going to do, and where?
How long did he spend inspecting?
If your sister visited a week ago, it's fully possible she brought a bed bug or two. (Not saying more isn't possible, but there's no reason to assume you have a big problem.)
If you are thinking of hiring a dog service, do read this FAQ first.
Another option would be to implement some monitors. You might consider doing that-- to monitor the situation going forward, and go ahead with the treatment.
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