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  1. freakout

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Feb 24 2012 9:13:37
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    I found bbs in Oct and it was a mild infestation. I had 2 treatments, experienced 4 stragglers over 2 months following and then finally got a third treatment beginning of Jan. Since then, I only found 2 dead nymphs and 1 dead adult which might had been dead for a while. I have a new bed, climb up interceptors, clothes still in bags and I check for the bbs every night. I am almost at 55 days but not quite. My relative wants to stop by. I feel like I've gone this far, I want to make it to the 55 days. Although I feel good about the last treatment, those stragglers made me very cautious not to assume they are gone. I don't know if the 55 days rule is something to really be strict about or looking around and based on my bed traps and no signs, I can start unpacking and feel more relaxed about visitors. Advice?

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Feb 24 2012 12:33:22
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    All I can say, and I'm NOT happy to say it, is that I made it 40 days last time with NO sightings or evidence whatsoever and then they returned. I don't want to be a "downer" for you but you came this far. Be careful. That's my plan since my last treatment 8 days ago. Good luck.

  3. Humans Shall Overcome

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Fri Feb 24 2012 13:15:18
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    I was in a similar situation this week. I was battling them from October to January. My last (and fourth!) treatment was on January 5th, so it's been 50 days. My sister and I went away last weekend (and you can bet I didn't sleep well in a strange bed!) and when we came back she wanted to come up to the apartment and meet my new kitten.

    I really didn't think twice about it because my earlier re-infestations were much closer on each others' heels. I would go maybe a week thinking I was off the hook and then the evil little bastards would bite again. So going 6 weeks without a sign feels like a real respite.

    That said, I did go 6 weeks without a single sign. Had I found any evidence, even dead ones, I might have been slightly more hesitant and waited the full time.


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