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  1. hatingallthosebugs

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    Hi. If any experts in the field could ID this bug for me, I'd be very grateful.

    https://flic.kr/p/2hzuSYD

    I've posted just once before that we recently moved into a house with a possible bed bug problem. The whole situation has been handled wrong (from all ends). I need to start off at square one - positive identification.

    Bug in the picture was found on top of a mattress protector (not an encasement). Again thank you in advance for ID'ing. I'd really like to know what we're dealing with.

  2. Mawiwala

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    Mon Oct 28 2019 16:37:59
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    It is a bed bug or a close relative.

  3. hatingallthosebugs

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    Thank you for the reply and for the ID. I was really hoping I was wrong and creating a problem where there was none.

    Unfortunately, I fear nests may be spread throughout the whole house. It's going to take me a little while to save up to hire a professional.

    I feel totally lost right now.

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    Tue Oct 29 2019 9:23:08
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    This should help you to know where to begin at least.
    https://static.bed-bugs.co.uk/uploads/2018/07/bed-bugs-treatment-by-passive-monitor-replacement.pdf

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  5. hatingallthosebugs

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    Thank you so much for the wealth of information. I can definitely see how this can help my particular situation. Unfortunately up til this point every one involved has been implementing solutions that will only hinder our bug free status (too many cooks in the kitchen and not a chef in sight so to speak). We don't even know where all of the infestations are. Passive monitoring can give us necessary information to deal with removal.

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    I really don't think TbyPMR is appropriate in a case where there was a major infestation and a fogger was used. Your best bet is getting a professional inspection to assess the situation.

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    It involves deep cleaning periodically which would also more than likely reveal the nest's. It would also give a place to start while trying to save up for a pco to treat rather than doing nothing.

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    @thissux - I completely agree. After reading and trying to learn as much as I can, I want a professional to come in to inspect and treat the house.

    The thing is its something I'm going to need to save up for. I'm estimating I'll be able to hire some one in mid-November. In the mean time I really don't want to be idle and watch the problem grow. Passive monitoring can help me figure what areas are the worst.

    Since seeing the 3 live bugs, I've found a few dead. Now it seems as if the activity has stopped. No one has bites and no one is seeing any signs of them. Sounds great, but I don't think this is over yet.

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    lalmaroad - 6 hours ago  » 
    It involves deep cleaning periodically which would also more than likely reveal the nest's. It would also give a place to start while trying to save up for a pco to treat rather than doing nothing.

    Couldn't have said it better myself. Using passive monitors will help me keep the population from exploding and help bring to light areas the need the most attention.

    If there's one thing I've learned from reading what David Cain advices, it's every one's half cocked attempts isn't going to fix this and its only making things worse. We've created a situation that's encouraged the bugs to spread out.

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    I used both. The oco and later the passive monitors and did have to use the Tbypmr. I hope your issue is resolved soon and as cost effective as possible for you.

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    Wed Oct 30 2019 7:38:42
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    Pco,lol. I probably would have done the Tbypmr protocol had I known about any such thing instead of calling a professional. I didn't even find this forum until much later into my problem.

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    lalmaroad - 12 hours ago  » 
    Pco,lol. I probably would have done the Tbypmr protocol had I known about any such thing instead of calling a professional. I didn't even find this forum until much later into my problem.

    How's your situation looking now? Did the professional treatments get rid of infestation quickly?

    I've found companies that will use chemicals and some that will heat treat. I know it's going to crunch my wallet big time, but I think I want to rent a truck use strips to treat what can't be heated (electronic. We have cats and I'm really upset because in addition to having to pay a PCO, I'm going to have to board the cats during all of this. I really hate having to board them, but I don't see how this can be resolved by working around them.

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    Wed Oct 30 2019 21:23:36
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    I have been bed bug free for 5 1/2 months. Here is my story and I that I did to get rid of them. Of course my situation was not yours but maybe it can give some hope.

    https://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/now-i-know-hopefully-a-success-story-that-sticks-1


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