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Dead bug in Climbup -- do we need to re-treat?

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  1. PhillyMom

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri May 6 2011 9:33:04
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    We were treated about 6 weeks ago for a minor re-infestation. We've since isolated the beds and done our best not to let bedding touch the floor (it's a challenge with kids!) Last night while putting my son to bed, I saw a dead bb in one of his Climbups. Could it just be a straggler, or do we need to re-treat? I don't think any of us has been bitten since the re-treatment, but I have extremely sensitive skin so it's hard for me to tell what causes any "itchy bumps" I find.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri May 6 2011 12:46:27
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    How long since you last looked in that monitor? (I'm wondering how long it might have been there.)

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri May 6 2011 13:40:32
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    It had been a few days since I'd last looked... no more than 3 or 4.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri May 6 2011 15:20:44
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    PhillyMom - 1 hour ago  » 
    It had been a few days since I'd last looked... no more than 3 or 4.

    I am NOT a professional but it seems that about 5 1/2 weeks after treatment, a live bed bug climbed into your ClimbUp.

    Sorry to say this, but there are likely more, and you need to get someone in there again (with follow-ups as needed at approx. 10-14 day intervals).

    It's possible you have a bunch more (if they've been there the whole time) or that they were reintroduced again, possibly from the same source as originally. I would not bank on it being a "lone bed bug" however.

    Do you have any dusts that were put down during treatment? These are mechanical killers and it's possible the bed bug encountered this or a long-lasting residual spray and that explains the death in the ClimbUp.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri May 6 2011 16:12:17
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    That's what I was afraid of Ugh... here we go again.

    They did use Tempo dust along the baseboards and in the walls and ceiling.


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