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Brought bbs home from vaca????

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  1. Haileym

    Joined: Jan '19
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    Posted 9 months ago
    Thu Jan 24 2019 5:51:52

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    I recently went to colorado springs and stayed in a bed and breakfast that was completely infested. We found out after 4 days, I had a couple bites but the 2 others staying with me didnt at that point. Then we saw a bug on the wall and identified it as a bed bug. We left immediately and went to the store and bought 91% alcohol and then to the laundromat and washed and dried our clothes and wiped and sprayed the inside of our luggage and shoes. We then cleaned out the car and sprayed with alcohol. We got to the hotel room and changed immediately and out our clothes we were wearing in bags and washed them. My partner developed a lot of bites that night but I'm almost positive he just had a delayed reaction because I was sleeping next to him at the bnb and he definitely got bit and I showed no signs at the new hotel. I have been home for one week yesterday and have found a couple bites that I'm pretty sure werent there before. They have red dots in the middle and are raised but they dont really itch. Im really hoping I didnt bring then home because I thought I took all precautionary measures to make sure that didnt happen. I guess what I'm asking is if its possible for some bites to show immediately and some bites to have a delayed reaction on the same person? Please help I am freaking out!!

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Thu Jan 24 2019 14:27:15

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    Please read the “bite primer” post which explains the delay can be up to 14 days but it can also both flare up under certain conditions but also make you sensitive to other non bedbug things.

    It’s best to focus on:

    • live samples
    • cast skins
    • farcal traces

    Skin reactions are simply too variable to be of use at this stage.

    You should also watch the videos on how to avoid them in future.

    Hope that helps.

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    Bed Bugs Limited

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