Starting to feel insane(2 posts)
I already suffer from anxiety and depression (yes, pre-bedbug) Now I'm wondering if I'm being pushed to the brink of insanity.
I spent hundreds on killing the damn bugs. Including heating a moving truck (see my other post) and getting out of dodge. That was a week ago, and now on my first garbage day at my new apartment what do I see as I exit my building?
A mattress, box spring, frame, and 4 bags of bedding sitting on the curb outside of my building.
I want to surrender. I should just lay down and let them drain me. I don't even care if I sound dramatic. Bahhhh.
I called the LL, who was aware of my situation, and explained I don't have them- I baked all my stuff, stopped getting bites, etc- and that even if one was smuggled in my people helping my move in- it wouldn't spread that FAST.
Hopefully he believes me, not that it matters I guess, but I'd like to have a good (business) relationship with new LL, not some sort of resentment, kwim?
He's having a crappy company come in and do an inspection, and says that the source is the neighbor directly above me.
Yup, he pulled the bug infested mattress by my door as I slept, where they probably fell off and decided to come say hello.
I am hopeless at this point. Am I doomed to get them again??
*searches for (caulk) gun*
If you moved in a week ago and some bed bugs survived your precautions, I think it's impossible that someone else would have developed a bed bug case so bad that they (1) already noticed and (2) it was bad enough they threw away their bed and 4 bags of clothing.
It's possible someone there already had them.
Or maybe this was not even a bed bug case?
Even if it is, I do not think you're doomed to get them again. Bed bugs may be in one or more units but not necessarily yours. Caulk and other precautions can certainly help. Others have put down instructions here on putting DE in cracks and caulking (not my area of expertise -- KillerQueen is good on this topic).
I am also curious, who heated the truck? This is the first I have heard of someone doing this service so it would be good to know about.
Most importantly, if you are feeling anxious, stressed or depressed, please don't hesitate to see a professional. Lots of folks here have done that and found it helpful to talk to someone. Bed bugs cause and/or exacerbate anxiety, stress, depression for many folks. You don't have to go through that alone, though-- there's help out there.
Hanging around the forums too much may exacerbate these feelings -- so try to be aware if that's making things worse.
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