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  1. Bbptsd

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    About two months my daughter woke up with horrible rashbwith tiny bites arond her chest and neck area. We went to the pediatrician who wasnt sure if the rash and bites were from spiders, fleas, dust mites or some other insect. She said to come back if there are more bites or unexplained rashes. For a few weeks she didn't have anything so I didn't think about it again after her rash disappeared.

    However, around three weeks ago after a month of no bites my husband and Instarted waking up with bites in the morning. While I only had an occasional bite, he was more covered in them. I went to the dermatologist and she said she thinks they are bed bug bites. Informed our landlord and she got two pest control inspections done. The first one said we didn't have anything. The day after the first inspection I was sitting on the couch watching tv when i suddenly saw a tiny bug running across my arm. I was able to catch it and put it in a ziplog back to show the pest control inspector during the second inspection. He looked at it and he was sure it was a 2nd stage nymph bed bug. He looked through the couch and he found inside one of the pillows the bed bug eggs and a live adult one. He said it was a mild/moderate infestation and the landlord scheduled a heat treatment of the apartment for the following day. We prepped everything and followed all the recommened steps before the treatment. The treated the two bedrooms and the living and dining room. I told thenm I didnt want them to spray crossfire pesticide at the crevices because I am currently pregnant. The pest control company assured us that the heated the rooms high enough to kill all of them. Besides the couch they said they couldnt find any bed bugs anywhere else.

    Its been 4 days since the heat treatment and just this morning my daughter woke up with a rash on her foot. My husband and I dont have any new signs of bites.

    The PCO specialist said that they only do retreatment of the apartment if they find live bugs and in the interceptors. So far I cant find any new bb and the interceptors are empty. Also the PCO doesnt provide warranty because they say that if you have bb after a week or two it could be that you brought them back into the apartment. I feel like I am going crazy cuz I dont find any fecal stains, bugs, or any other sign that they are still there. Also I put the bed mattresses and boxspring in encasements just in case.

    Could it be that the heat treatment wasnt successful? Would a k9 find new traces of bb of there is still some alive? Could there be some in the car that got carried inside the apartment?

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    Yes it could be that the heat treatment didn't work.I'm not a pro at all this.I'm just speaking from what Ive been through.I live in a house and have paid for 3 different heat treatments all which Have failed.Ever one keeps telling me that Ice reinvested my house.Which I know for a fact I ahavent because I havent allowed anyone in my house at all and the ones who do live here I make them strip butt naked outside before coming in.Including myself.Honestly I believe the heat did kill most of them but some wear chased away to the very outside of my house into the paneling and stuff.Where they stay for a bit and when it turns cold outside they come out.Again just speaking from what I've seen at my house.But you live in a apartment and if they only treated you then I doubt it would work anyways.They spread so your neighbors probably have them too.They will just keep running and coming back.I do know that most companies will have a warranty time.If they don't then I wouldn't go through them.Mine has a 3 month warranty.It doesn't really give you enough time to see them in that time limit anyways.Usually it takes a little while for someone to realize that the treatment didn't work.So yeah since Ive had 3 that failed went are now doing a Vikane Treatment.They are coming in the 29th for 3 days.We have to go stay in a hotel while its being done.I pray this works for us cause if it doesn't we are leaving everything behind and moving with nothing.I hate the thought of that but I'm over dealing with these damn bugs.I am currently outside sleeping in a tent.I won't and can't sleep in the house knowing there are bugs.It freaks me out too bad.This has literally broke us.Each heat treatment costed us $2,200.So thats $6,600 in heat treatments.That's not including the bug sprays before that and all the bug stuff we bought at the very beginning.Now we are paying $5,000 for the Vikane Treatment (That's including a 1 year warranty for $450.)Then because we have to get a hotel with our dog for 3 days we have to pay $500 for the hotel.We are not rich and we live pay check to paycheck and can barely pay our bills the way it is.Right before Christmas and I hate that we wont have much to buy our boys stuff.These bed bugs have really screwed with me and I'm over it.Sorry to have to let you know all this but I wanted to be honest with you...

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    Proudmommyto3rottenboys - 29 minutes ago  » 
    .I hate the thought of that but I'm over dealing with these damn bugs.I am currently outside sleeping in a tent.I won't and can't sleep in the house knowing there are bugs.It freaks me out too bad.This has literally broke us.Each heat treatment costed us $2,200.So thats $6,600 in heat treatments.That's not including the bug sprays before that and all the bug stuff we bought at the very beginning.Now we are paying $5,000 for the Vikane Treatment (That's including a 1 year warranty for $450.)Then because we have to get a hotel with our dog for 3 days we have to pay $500 for the hotel.We are not rich and we live pay check to paycheck and can barely pay our bills the way it is.Right before Christmas and I hate that we wont have much to buy our boys stuff.These bed bugs have really screwed with me and I'm over it.Sorry to have to let you know all this but I wanted to be honest with you...

    I know how you feel. I am so sick and tired of checking my daughter for new bites or rashes every morning. I can't sleep thinking about the whole situation. It just adds so much stress during my pregnancy. Our neighbors don't have any signs of bed bugs but all the apartment units around us are vacation or short term rentals so I wouldnt be surprised if somebody would have brought something with them.

    Our lease is up in December and if we wont be able to solve the problem until then we are ready to leave everythinf behind and start new. Sti hoping that the bb bites that my daughter has is a delayed reaction and old bites from before the heat treatment.......

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    Proudmommyto3rottenboys - 29 minutes ago  » 
    .I hate the thought of that but I'm over dealing with these damn bugs.I am currently outside sleeping in a tent.I won't and can't sleep in the house knowing there are bugs.It freaks me out too bad.This has literally broke us.Each heat treatment costed us $2,200.So thats $6,600 in heat treatments.That's not including the bug sprays before that and all the bug stuff we bought at the very beginning.Now we are paying $5,000 for the Vikane Treatment (That's including a 1 year warranty for $450.)Then because we have to get a hotel with our dog for 3 days we have to pay $500 for the hotel.We are not rich and we live pay check to paycheck and can barely pay our bills the way it is.Right before Christmas and I hate that we wont have much to buy our boys stuff.These bed bugs have really screwed with me and I'm over it.Sorry to have to let you know all this but I wanted to be honest with you...

    I know how you feel. I am so sick and tired of checking my daughter for new bites or rashes every morning. I can't sleep thinking about the whole situation. It just adds so much stress during my pregnancy. Our neighbors don't have any signs of bed bugs but all the apartment units around us are vacation or short term rentals so I wouldnt be surprised if somebody would have brought something with them.

    Our lease is up in December and if we wont be able to solve the problem until then we are ready to leave everythinf behind and start new. Sti hoping that the bb bites that my daughter has is a delayed reaction and old bites from before the heat treatment.......

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    Bbptsd - 5 hours ago  » 
    About two months my daughter woke up with horrible rashbwith tiny bites arond her chest and neck area. We went to the pediatrician who wasnt sure if the rash and bites were from spiders, fleas, dust mites or some other insect. She said to come back if there are more bites or unexplained rashes. For a few weeks she didn't have anything so I didn't think about it again after her rash disappeared.
    However, around three weeks ago after a month of no bites my husband and Instarted waking up with bites in the morning. While I only had an occasional bite, he was more covered in them. I went to the dermatologist and she said she thinks they are bed bug bites. Informed our landlord and she got two pest control inspections done. The first one said we didn't have anything. The day after the first inspection I was sitting on the couch watching tv when i suddenly saw a tiny bug running across my arm. I was able to catch it and put it in a ziplog back to show the pest control inspector during the second inspection. He looked at it and he was sure it was a 2nd stage nymph bed bug. He looked through the couch and he found inside one of the pillows the bed bug eggs and a live adult one. He said it was a mild/moderate infestation and the landlord scheduled a heat treatment of the apartment for the following day. We prepped everything and followed all the recommened steps before the treatment. The treated the two bedrooms and the living and dining room. I told thenm I didnt want them to spray crossfire pesticide at the crevices because I am currently pregnant. The pest control company assured us that the heated the rooms high enough to kill all of them. Besides the couch they said they couldnt find any bed bugs anywhere else.
    Its been 4 days since the heat treatment and just this morning my daughter woke up with a rash on her foot. My husband and I dont have any new signs of bites.
    The PCO specialist said that they only do retreatment of the apartment if they find live bugs and in the interceptors. So far I cant find any new bb and the interceptors are empty. Also the PCO doesnt provide warranty because they say that if you have bb after a week or two it could be that you brought them back into the apartment. I feel like I am going crazy cuz I dont find any fecal stains, bugs, or any other sign that they are still there. Also I put the bed mattresses and boxspring in encasements just in case.
    Could it be that the heat treatment wasnt successful? Would a k9 find new traces of bb of there is still some alive? Could there be some in the car that got carried inside the apartment?

    New bed bugs found after a heat treatment could mean a failure, not that you brought new ones in. They didn't use any dessicant powder with the heat treatment? Not insecticide powder, but CimeXa dust or something like this as a crack & crevice treatment or injection?

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    New bed bugs found after a heat treatment could mean a failure, not that you brought new ones in. They didn't use any dessicant powder with the heat treatment? Not insecticide powder, but CimeXa dust or something like this as a crack & crevice treatment or injection?

    Unfortunately the PCO only gave us the option of using crossfire and I didn't want an insecticide due to me being pregnant and having a very young child in the house who plays on the floor a lot.

    Do you think CimeXa dust would be effective now in killing any bb that might have survived the heat treatment? They specifically targeted the source where they found the eggs so I dont think any new ones will hatch but I'm just afraid that some bb were able to run and hide in crevices in the carpet since the whole apartment has carpet flooring.

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    Bbptsd - 5 hours ago  » 
    About two months my daughter woke up with horrible rashbwith tiny bites arond her chest and neck area. We went to the pediatrician who wasnt sure if the rash and bites were from spiders, fleas, dust mites or some other insect. She said to come back if there are more bites or unexplained rashes. For a few weeks she didn't have anything so I didn't think about it again after her rash disappeared.
    However, around three weeks ago after a month of no bites my husband and Instarted waking up with bites in the morning. While I only had an occasional bite, he was more covered in them. I went to the dermatologist and she said she thinks they are bed bug bites. Informed our landlord and she got two pest control inspections done. The first one said we didn't have anything. The day after the first inspection I was sitting on the couch watching tv when i suddenly saw a tiny bug running across my arm. I was able to catch it and put it in a ziplog back to show the pest control inspector during the second inspection. He looked at it and he was sure it was a 2nd stage nymph bed bug. He looked through the couch and he found inside one of the pillows the bed bug eggs and a live adult one. He said it was a mild/moderate infestation and the landlord scheduled a heat treatment of the apartment for the following day. We prepped everything and followed all the recommened steps before the treatment. The treated the two bedrooms and the living and dining room. I told thenm I didnt want them to spray crossfire pesticide at the crevices because I am currently pregnant. The pest control company assured us that the heated the rooms high enough to kill all of them. Besides the couch they said they couldnt find any bed bugs anywhere else.
    Its been 4 days since the heat treatment and just this morning my daughter woke up with a rash on her foot. My husband and I dont have any new signs of bites.
    The PCO specialist said that they only do retreatment of the apartment if they find live bugs and in the interceptors. So far I cant find any new bb and the interceptors are empty. Also the PCO doesnt provide warranty because they say that if you have bb after a week or two it could be that you brought them back into the apartment. I feel like I am going crazy cuz I dont find any fecal stains, bugs, or any other sign that they are still there. Also I put the bed mattresses and boxspring in encasements just in case.
    Could it be that the heat treatment wasnt successful? Would a k9 find new traces of bb of there is still some alive? Could there be some in the car that got carried inside the apartment?

    New bed bugs found after a heat treatment could mean a failure, not that you brought new ones in. They didn't use any dessicant powder with the heat treatment? Not insecticide powder, but CimeXa dust or something like this as a crack & crevice treatment or injection?

    Unfortunately the PCO only gave us the option of using crossfire and I didn't want an insecticide due to me being pregnant and having a very young child in the house who plays on the floor a lot.

    Do you think CimeXa dust would be effective now in killing any bb that might have survived the heat treatment? They specifically targeted the source where they found the eggs so I dont think any new ones will hatch but I'm just afraid that some bb were able to run and hide in crevices in the carpet since the whole apartment has carpet flooring.


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