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Am I "Success" Story?

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  1. Jerusajohanna1692

    Joined: Aug '16
    Posts: 21


    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Nov 17 2016 10:36:03

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    Hello everyone. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while but I don’t have internet at home. I am wondering if you would consider me a “success” story?

    I first discovered 4 bedbugs on my mattress (with fecal matter) and 1 on my box spring back in June. I immediately got encasement covers for my bed and my couch/chair. I vacuumed every other day and sprayed alcohol solution along baseboards every night. After that I only saw 1 bug and that was in early August.

    Since then I have not seen any bugs; no fecal matter; no skin casements; nothing in my climb-ups; and have had no bites. I won’t remove my coverings for at least 18 months just in case. I’m sure when I first got them I had a mild infestation.

    Do you think I am in the clear?
    Appreciate your opinion.
    Thank you

  2. jim danca

    Joined: Jul '15
    Posts: 2,702


    Posted 3 years ago
    Thu Nov 17 2016 15:33:03

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    If you've gone 90 days without seeing any evidence, you don't have a bedbug problem anymore. Low level problems, less than five bugs, can oftentimes be resolved in a 14-21 day time period.

    PCO and inventor of a bio active bedbug trap

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