Traveling eggs?(5 posts)
Struggling w. bedbugs..a recent infestation found
In process of heat remidiation...but thats a WHOLE OTHER thread
A guest came and stayed at my house ..and stayed about 6 weeks.
She DID have them at her former apartment (I live in a house now.)
Of course, I didn't know this prior. She sais its NO way her...she had her apartment sprayed, she dumped all her furniture, dry cleaned all her clothes, and what couldnt be cleaned remained in a cold trunk 0 degrees trunk for 1 week. (This was end of Feb.)
FAST FORWARD.. she comes to my house 1 weeks of April, stays until about 1st week of June.
QUESTION: would it be possible for eggs, or young bugs to survive...and the adults not really show up (or GROW UP) as they did until 2 weeks after she left?
During her stay there were NO VISIBLE BUGS.
Im just reading different things about pets (she had a cat and dog) and the TIMETABLE and resistance of eggs and young bugs.
I'm tired, it's late, so let me be clear on what you're asking:
Your friend visited from the first week in April till the first week of June?
And now you have bed bugs (but you think you did not have them before she came)?
And you want to know if you could have gotten them from her but not noticed them until two weeks after she left?
If that's what you're asking, then yes -- it's possible.
The bed bugs could have been present for all or part of this time without being seen or without anyone reacting to bed bug bites. (That does not mean they were not biting.)
Although her precautions sound good, it's not unusual for someone to either miss something and have bed bugs survive that way, or for them to pick them up again, if there's a continued source of exposure. Most infestations take more than one treatment, so it's possible her home still had them.
That said, there's no way of proving you did not get the bed bugs some other way. They may even have been with you longer without being seen or noticed.
For what it's worth, it's usually impossible to know for certain where bed bugs came from and when we play the "bed bug blame game" and try to identify the source, we are often wrong. I've seen people do this and later realize they must have been mistaken.
One woman was sure she gave bed bugs to her mom, and (out of guilt) even paid for mom's and mom's neighbor's expensive treatment, only later to find out it was the other way 'round -- the mom's building had much more advanced infestations.
Friends have blamed one another, not realizing until later that a third party was the source. And many friendships have doubtless been strained or ruined by someone assigning blame, even though in most cases one cannot be certain.
Even if she did bring them to you, she may have been assured by her PCO that they were gone. Many people do not know a lot about bed bugs, and she may have visited you in good faith.
I'm a newbite, but I've read on this forum that some people have delayed reaction for up to 10 days. Some even say 14.
That and sometimes bites don't show up on people until they've been bitten for many, many times (sometimes months) to start reacting and showing bites. Like NoBugs said, it's rather impossible to know for sure where your infestation came from.
Good luck with treatment! May you get them all in one shot!
Thsnk you NobugsonMe
you addressed everything correctly.
there were DEF NO BUGS before her arrival.
Pure logic and instinct tell me its her.
Trunk in car in nature...1 week cannot be reliable.
I keep reading a DEEP freeze is necessary.
anyhow...what monstors these things are.
Yes the trunk raises eyebrows, 0 degrees outside in a trunk. That isn't a good way to go, deep freeze with temps getting super cold super quick, most insects can adapt to slow cooling and bed bugs are in that group.
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