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Advice needed on items under bed that has been treated

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  1. ithoughtlicewerebad

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Mon Aug 14 2017 11:11:43

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    We are about to go camping, and some of our gear was stored under my daughter's bed. We only ever found 1 live bug in her room and had no other signs since. It was in December. It was found while I was stripping the beds for a PCO inspection, and I really think it hitchhiked from my room as I was rushing to strip all the bed. My room is the one with the confirmed infestation.

    We store some camping cots under my daughter's bed. Our PCO had us leave it there during treatment. Theory being, the BBs that might be harboring there, would be treated with the bed. There have been no signs in her room since late December. PCO gave it the all clear.

    I'm still paranoid about pulling them out and using them. I don't know why I didn't think to take them out two weeks ago, and use some Nuvan strips to be extra certain the gear was fine. But I honestly forgot about them.

    Do you think they will indeed be OK to use? My PCO thinks so . He thinks if there were BBs hiding there, they would have come out and we would have seen signs. I'm worried by taking them out and opening them, we're opening pandora's box. Would appreciate any feedback. Thank you.

  2. psychologically_messed_up

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Mon Aug 14 2017 12:01:58

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    Is carefully removing and a backyard inspection possible? There you can spray, sprinkle, whatever your plan is if you find something, and give it a very good once over... and in the event you DO, you'll have the ability to also treat her room again....

    I hope there's nothing! These little buggers are a nightmare.

    "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras" Theodore Woodward

    I am, by no means, a pro. I'm simply a person that has had unfortunate luck, and somehow acquired the little guys.
    Any/all 'advice' I have to share is based on my own personal history and/or things I've read from the professionals on this site.
    My profession is medical, which is where I am confident in any advice I give, however rare it may be.
  3. nomorebuggs

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Mon Aug 14 2017 13:48:04

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    Is your infestation still active? Does anyone sleep in that room? If you treated in December and were cleared then you should be ok, but inspect the items to be sure.

    Not an expert. Any advice I give is information gleaned via anxiety-fueled research of credible sources and expert posts here. Please research all advice before treating and consult a professional.

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