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Throw out all furniture?

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  1. buggardnyc

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Fri Feb 27 2009 23:30:19
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    Do I really have to throw away ALL my furniture? My PCO says no?

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sat Feb 28 2009 10:40:47
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    I did. That's what my PCO told me to do. The only piece of furniture I kept was my daughters crib. So we are now sleeping on an air mattress.

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    Posted 5 years ago
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    Um, how bad is your infestation? I would follow your PCO's advice as closely as possible. As far as throwing out furniture, I did not throw out hardly any furniture (I did get rid of the wood headboard because it had to many nooks and crannies, and PCO said I could keep but it creeped me out). I did worry about my sofa's, but in the end, kept them and no bites in over 3months here. I can not tell you what to do, but I know that many many people here do not throw out all their furniture. Certainly they do throw out heavily infested pieces which is wise, but just throwing everything out...well most don't do that unless they have been battling a long time and are moving and starting over. I would find you a good PCO and if you are worried about a certain piece of furniture, you could consider having a bed bug dog come through. Given how expensive furniture is, you might consider even having thermal treatment done. Get more advice before you throw things out ...

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    Posted 5 years ago
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    thanks for the advice, I threw out the bed and headboard, maybe just for peace of mind. My pco says the living room furniture is ok?? I think so too. Will ask him about thermal and the dog. I am not sure if you are allowed to do thermal in an apt.- sounds like a fire risk?

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    Thermal is not a fire risk. We dont go above 140 degrees and all aerosols and other flammables or meltables are moved(after wipedown). Most furniture is fine to keep, wood and metal can be steamed and or chemically treated but infested stuffed furniture may have to go unless its fumigated or thermally treated. Do you really want to hang out on a couch that has been soaked in pesticides?


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