Won't BBs flee when tossing around box springs to detect?(1 post)
First time poster and lurker for about a week. I'd like to properly search for bedbugs. I'll try to be as brief as possible. The long story short is I have silverfish and through all that research, got concerned about bed bugs. I do get itchy sometimes. When I do get bites, they look like little red pimples. I've itched in the past and it's sometimes with visible bite/mark and sometimes not. I have never seen a bug, blood stain or fecal matter on sheets. I have all wood bed, small bedroom and am surrounded by wood furniture (nightstand, dresser, chest of drawers). I also store stuff under my bed (tent, air mattresses, photo albums). Bad I know!
Is it possible that people that later find out they have bedbugs but that haven't found anything before was because when they are turning box springs over, etc the bugs are fleeing elsewhere undetected? If I want to check my box springs by unstapling the box spring cover from the frame, I'd have to strip the bed, move the stuff from under out, flip the boxspring, etc. I'm concerned that might make the bedbugs move to my closet and other bedroom furniture (cramped bedroom). And, concerned after all that, I may still find nothing.
Should I move stuff out from under the bed first? If so, should I try to keep it somewhere in the bedroom so i won't spread to other areas? May not be possible due to space but will try. Also, if I find something in the box springs I'll probably want to kill on contact. Spray Raid? Spray rubbing alcohol?
OR should I just leave box springs and under bed alone and try climbups/K9? I'd pay the $300 for the piece of mind.
I'm scared to look to be honest. I'm in heavy denial (hence heavy D username)and can barely deal with the silverfish.
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