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When am I in the clear - after moving out of a house with BBs?

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  1. movingout101

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    Wed Oct 11 2017 1:44:53
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    I moved out 14 days after BBs came into the house where I was staying. The dogs only smelled them in 1 room - never my room. The dogs didn't smell them on my moving boxes or my furniture wrapped in moving blankets. (I was at my parent's house in between 2 moves - and my mom got bed bugs in that exact time frame). I sat on the same sofa that she did, and they may have been on her clothes. My boxes and furniture weren't in her room, but they weren't far. I put most of my clothes in the dryer on hot (that I was wearing) - but I didn't do that with things in my closet that I never wore. Linens were all in boxes.

    I moved to the new place, put the beds and box springs in encasements. I have climb ups on my bed and the empty guest bed (sort of pointless to use in there). I put cimexa along the baseboards. There's no way they can really reach me to bite me while sleeping, unless they are on my clothes or something from a box that I put on my bed. This is now a 4-br house, so I just wonder if I'll be bitten in 2 months if one happened to end up downstairs in a closet and I'm sleeping far away upstairs. It's a very shitty feeling to have & accepting that it's "over" is hard to do when it's nearly impossible to prove a negative.

    I've read 6-8 weeks of empty climb ups (and no bites) means it is over, but I feel like that doesn't apply when they can be another floor away and on the opposite side of the house.

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    Wed Oct 11 2017 2:39:50
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    Get a passive monitor. You don't know if you react to bites.

  3. movingout101

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Wed Oct 11 2017 16:56:29
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    Like climb ups? Or something else. I have climb ups on all my bed's legs. I didn't put them on the sofa due to the wide size of the legs... not sure if I should do that too actually. I suppose I'd have to buy another brand that's for bigger legs.


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