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Cincinnati PCO's

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  1. MartyOhio

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Jun 21 2016 14:50:54

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    I thought I'd start an new thread since existing threads on this topic are old.

    I did read previous threads and found several people recommending Rose Pest Solutions. (I also read recommendations to avoid Ace and Redwine.)

    So ... I called them - Rose Pest Solutions 513-481-9630. Got a very pleasant and careful man, Paul Stacy. I appreciate him for being honest and saying I had too much clutter for a professional to really treat the place. Priority is getting rid of the clutter.

    Now that it's summer and HOT around here, he said it would work to put stuff in a closed black trash bag in the sun to heat up. Just one day would do it, he said.

    He also approved my idea of covering the mattress, springs and pillow cases (I already ordered Hospitology Sleep Defense covers).

    And approved my idea of puffing silicone dust between the mattress and springs (I already ordered CimeXa Insecticide Dust from Amazon). He said go easy with it, though - just a puff, once every three weeks.

    Also approved my plan of putting Bed Bug Traps under the beds and sofa legs (also already ordered from Amazon).

    THE BEST NEWS: he thinks it's possible that I only had the one bedbug!! Okay, I find this highly unlikely, to be honest. But I do hope that it's only a few!! And that the silicone dust between mattress and springs will dispatch with them.

  2. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Jun 21 2016 15:01:09

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    Rose has a good reputation, but experts have warned us against the "black bag in the sun" method. The official word is it might work but you should not rely on it. Bed bugs die at 113F, but the entire contents of every bag would have to get to the bed bug killing temperatures, or they will just travel around looking for the cooler spots.

    I don't want to sound negative but I am also sceptical about pros advising that self treatment may work if your home is too cluttered for them to treat-- perhaps I misunderstood that. That doesn't really make sense, if you think about it. If clutter makes it hard for pros to treat, it's going to be even harder for someone without the knowledge and experience to treat.

    If decluttering is an option, that and professional treatment is probably your best bet. If you need to get things out of the way in black sealed bags, they can be treated with DDVP strips. You can read more about that here:

    It's possible you have just one. Did the pro inspect carefully for signs? Or did you just talk on the phone?

    Passive bed bug monitors may help you verify if this was just the one bed bug or if more are present. We have a FAQ on bed bug monitors also:

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."

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