They have returned..fml. Need advice on when to move(1 post)
Let me start this off by saying that I am a sane person....
I am renting a room in an apartment and we found out that we had BB in March. I instantly wanted to move but thanks to this site I realized that plan was the wrong one. So the PCO came with the dog to confirm, and we did treatment, I had to put my cat in a kennel 2 times and wash and bag everything. When the PCO came back weeks after the treatment with the freaking dog, it was all clear. My mom predicted that it would be clear no matter what since the building is paying for it.
Well I think she was right and perhaps jinxed me. I started getting this itchy acne 3 weeks ago and when i looked in the mirror the bumps were in a clump and line and only on one side of my face. I checked this site and google and saw that they can bite the face. i thought it was interesting because I never had a reaction to the bites so it must be the insecticide (hurl) that I am reacting to. I ran to my bed and say 4 blood stains on the encasement and the blood stains on the wall. I can't tell if the bugs are coming from the walls, but i never see the actual bugs, just the stains... I am fed up and tired of this battle. To be renting a room , this is not cool.
So I am planning to move. Until then my plan is to completely isolate my bed. I bought DE and climb ups. I am going to buy a packtite but I don't want to bring them with me to my new place yet I don't want to keep the treated stuff bagged here, because it might rip and then i have to do it all over again. I want to treat, bag and remove. The mattress , boxspring and frame I am throwing out the window (wrapped in plastic of course) I just don't want any of them to hitch a ride. The mattress is 5 yr old, i probably could save it, but it's not even comfy anymore and i don't want to sleep on a mattress that has bugs. If the plastic rips, it's over. I plan to have the new place prepped with DE, mattress encasement and what not.
For my move, I on'y have 1 bookcase and a nightstand and a endtable, the rest of the furniture is my roommates. I am a minimalist and don't mind throwing everything the F out and walking down the street naked to ensure that i have nothing. But the cookbook and videos I don't want to part with..
I know that you can't control bb, but when you have a roommate, you have NO idea what they are doing. Our PCO sucked and told us to keep our stuff in bags until after the last treatment even though EVERY site I saw said no after the 1st one unbag it. Which is what i did. My roommate kept it in bags until we got the clear. The bugs stay alive for 18 months! DUH!! How can the bugs get killed if the last treatment he only sprayed alcohol. Plus the apartments around us had it and downstairs. If they didn't follow the rules.....
My plan is to find an apartment a month earlier, so I can bring things there directly after i inspected, laundered or heated and I won't have to rush too much.
Any thoughts on this?? I just read about vikane on another thread... that can't be be cheap. I don't know if I have enough stuff to warrant that. Without my bed, all of my stuff could fit in a 6' by 6' space
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