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Finding skins after heat treatment?

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  1. Emm

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Sun Feb 17 2013 16:29:03

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    Hi all,

    I found bed bugs in my 1 bedroom apartment last Saturday, and had a heat treatment of the entire unit done by what appears to be a good company (at least according to Angie's list and yelp) on Tuesday, followed by a pesticide spraying on Wednesday. I was told it looked like the bugs were confined to the bedroom, and had been there 1-2 months. No signs of them were found elsewhere, and nothing was found in my neighbors units when they were inspected.

    Today while cleaning I found a bed bug skin on my living room office chair. Is this common after a heat treatment? I honestly never use the office chair, so I doubt it'd have been infested. I do know the company used ALOT of fans during the treatment, and moved clothing around my unit between rooms to get it properly heated. I never cleaned the chair off after the treatment, but I did have dirty clothing in a bag on there (all of which had been heat treated).

    Should I be freaking out? I haven't seen signs of life, and I inspected my bed. I never showed bite marks the first time though, so that isn't a reliable test for me. I don't seem to react to the bites at all.


  2. theyareoutthere

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Mon Feb 18 2013 0:29:25

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    I'm not an expert, but bumping for an expert to see...hopefully in the a.m.

    This isn't directly related but one of the PCOs (Bello) says that they are lightweight and flyaway:

    Good luck.


    = TAOT
  3. Winston O. Buggy

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Mon Feb 18 2013 8:19:37

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    Unless you vacuum or clean every inch you may find old evidence for months or longer. One of the reasons that housing inspectors are supposed to only site a location for bed bugs if they see live ones.

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