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Found bug in kitchen 4 mo. after heat treatment; PCO thinks lone bug??

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  1. NewMove

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    OK. I am very confused. See my previous post: http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/had-heat-treatment-4-months-ago-bed-bug-found-in-kitchen-this-weekend

    I suffered from BBs last fall in my condo and had them successfully treated with heat. No problems for 4 months. Then, bam… I start noticing bites just a couple weeks ago, and found a bed bug crawling on my kitchen floor just this past Saturday night at 10pm. No other signs though. No fecal spots. Nothing.

    My PCO came in and identified it as a definite adult BB (it was unfed). He even took it with him to show groups that he educates, because it is such a good example. Dear Lord help me. Anyway, he seems to think that it is a lone bug that somehow got in off of some recent furniture that arrived on the day I saw it, due to its weird location in the kitchen. I did have some packing materials laying on the kitchen floor. I am concerned that I got it via a common wall from a neighbor, and now I am concerned that this is how they got here in the first place back last Fall. The PCO doesn’t seem to think so.

    He wants me to just watch and wait, and get a mattress and box spring encasement to aid in detection (which I am going to do), but I’m going nuts. I woke up today with a bite on my hip and on my arm. I know, they could be anything, but they are just too darn similar to what I had last Fall. I am thinking I need to have a K9 in. Any advice? Any thoughts? Any similar experiences? I am so depressed. I want to enjoy my home, and I can’t.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Feb 26 2013 12:39:42
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    Hi,

    Have you checked with all adjoining neighbours to make sure non of them have bedbugs. If you have not done this yet then this is the first and most important step.

    Bedbugs in kitchens and bathrooms is most commonly a sign of an adjoining issue which could be the source of your issue.

    Although K9 inspections can be useful when the handler is skilled at visual confirmation it is only going to give you info on inside your own home and if its adjoining its not going to be detected this way.

    Also a little concerned that they wanted to keep the sample as an example specamin as frankly anyone who really is passionate about bedbugs is not short of samples, at any given point I have over 5,000 live and 10,000 dead bedbugs in my research area.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Feb 26 2013 18:20:04
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    bed-bugscouk - 5 hours ago  » [...] at any given point I have over 5,000 live and 10,000 dead bedbugs in my research area.
    David Cain
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    David, once again you seem to forget that you are one of God's special little people.

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    Not at all Koebner, I just hold high standards and expectations in association with the use of the word professional.

    David

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    David,
    I thank you so much for responding. I will not be surprised if this is coming from an adjoining unit. When I had my heat treatment, my condo association president was not aware of any problems, nor was my neighbor across the hall. However, there is an adjacent condo in the building that shares a common will with my kitchen and master bedroom. This condo is a separate "section" so to speak, so is not technically a formal neighbor (their section has a separate door), but they do share a wall. I hope that makes sense. Anyway, I believe there was a lady that lived there who recently passed away, and her daughter now owns the unit, but lives out of state. If bugs are there without a host, I'm sure they're going to seek one out. I am going to contact someone that lives in that section of the condo building today and see if they can provide further info. on who exactly lives in that adjoining unit, because I will need to contact them.

    I am having the k9 come in. I will keep you posted on how things turn out. Any further insights or tips, especially when dealing with neighbors, are appreciated!

    Thanks


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