Re-infestation or paranoia?(1 post)
Hi. I had a beg bug infestation in a former apartment unit last summer (centralized in a recliner). Orkin identified the infestation as advanced. My place was treated by professionals (recliner tossed and mattress/box spring encased), and when I moved four months later, my belongings were presumably bed bug free. Now one year from the detection of the original infestation, I have experienced a few of bites (possibly mosquito, since it's summer). Over the past couple of weeks, I have conducted multiple examinations of my encasements, box spring, crevices along the parquet floor, under the nearby area rug and vacuum debris, without any positive signs of a bed bug infestation. However, two nights ago, I found two identical, suspicious-looking bugs on my neck in the middle of the night (possibly nymphs). Before doing the obvious, contacting a pest control agent, I have a few questions:
1. Where else might I search for signs of an infestation in my very small studio (no other upholstered furniture)?
2. What are the odds that this is the same infestation, repopulating, given that I haven't experienced bites in 8-9 months?
3. Is it possible that the life stage of a bed bug can affect the level of skin reaction to a bite? I have this theory that I only react to the adult bites since despite my former "advanced" infestation, I only ever experienced maybe five itchy bites in one week.
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