Would they, could they... in an ATTIC?(5 posts)
I've been off the site for a while. Battled BBs since March of 08 and finally gave up and moved. Tossed my stuff and bought new furnishings for the new place. Literally brought nothing with me because I know how easily they can be spread.
Started getting bites in the new place after a few days. The furnishings are sparce, so hiding places are few. Mattresses are encased and the legs have glue boards underneath. The bites are pretty regular... several bites every few nights. (If you've read my other posts you know that we think the daycare was infested, and I learned that the previous tenants of my new house have a kid at the daycare. So... there is a possible source.)
My old place never had much activity in the ceiling or attic so I don't have any experience with the whole 'dropping onto the bed' scenario. Unless the bugs are traversing the glue boards without getting stuck, the ceiling is the only theory I can come up with. It's the one place I haven't treated.
Has anyone had a known infestation ABOVE their bed? Did the plastic-on-the-ceiling trick work for you? Any thoughts?
I guess, underneath it all, my real question is: ARE THEY REALLY THIS SMART??!!
I have known for a while that I was up against a tenacious pest. NOW I'm worried that because they appear to avoid pesticides, scale walls, hide in ceilings, drop 12 feet onto my bed and also drop OFF of it... they are actually SMARTER than me! Oh mercy.
I have wondered the same things. Hope an expert answers.
We definetly had BB's in our ceiling fans so its possible. Why or how they got there I dont know - I guess they like the warmth I was told? Not that I even use the fan. My PCO told me he saw 3 of them up in the ceiling fan the 1st time he treated our room.
I had the entomologist (SP?) out several weeks later and he did a full search of my bedrooms and attic and couldnt find anything so we're in limbo right now just waiting and praying that they're gone!
Thanks begone... I hope you wait a VERY long time before you see another one!
Sadly, after I posted this question, I found inky black spots under the pillow and a nymph that emerged from the Direct TV box while I was sitting there. The bedroom has literally NOTHING but 4 walls and a ceiling with a light in the middle. There's really no other way they could be getting on the bed. They must be dropping in.
This makes my second house and my thirteenth month with bedbugs. I'm starting to get a little tired of this business. Anyone know a good bug-free hotel where I can take a nap?
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