scenario move back in(2 posts)
I have an old NYC apartment sublet, LES.
I found bugs, I have always had bad skin, folliculitus, acne, etc, but my skin was getting particularily bad when I found a gorged adult walking by while reading in bed. I trapped it, brought it to a exterminator and confirmed it as an adult BB.
I packed my bags, nuked all my stuff in a dryer for an hour dry and moved out.
Ive been gone 9 months. Before I left, the landlady sent in an exterminator. This is old stlye mafia landlord, and I did not trust, so I also ordered Tempo dust and with a painting overall, a gas mask and a paint brush, I dusted the entire apartment. Encased the matress, hoovered, deposited stuff safely etc.
6 months later, the place was somewhat renovated. but no one has lived there.
This is old tenement style, floorboards with gaps, etc. The neigbours all pay top dolla rent, so i assume the neighbours all are bb free.
I moved back in last week. White sheets, inspections, chalking the big cracks.
I have seen no BB fecal matter, the new bedframe is still without BB black poo dots. i inspected with a good torch, all the cracks and crevices, no sign.
I have got a rash on my arm. I feel itchy but not there. My Girl friend who is there with me has none. Last time, she had mosquitto type reactions to BB bites, but I just got spotty.
1. How many bed bugs would it take to have a rashy arm with 10 bites, esp after treatments?
2. how good are bb's at avoiding even a dot of fecal matter or blood smear on white sheets to the point of rashy arm
3. Rash leads to small white dots on some of the red spots. This is the soft hairless side of my arm, where there are less hair follicles, but I heard that BB bites do not lead to pus. And these are not itchy.
4. How effective is tempo dust? Any experiences?
5. Can one get psychological bb rashes? Ha.
Thanks for reading,
I can't answer all your questions, but I definitely got generalized rashes from my bites (I guess you can call it dermatitis), plus I also had dry patches, aside from all kinds of other reactions. I never had any problems like that before bed bugs. Maybe your bites/rash are not from bed bugs....you can get someone with a dog to inspect or get some of those bed bug monitors (I'm not entirely sure how those work or which ones are best). Maybe try reading the FAQs here or do a google search re: the monitors.
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