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  1. CrazyinNYC

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    Mon May 14 2018 22:37:16
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    I first found a dead bed bug cast skin on my bed at the end of January and have since been living in a nightmare. I immediately notified my management company (I live in a studio apt in NYC) and they sent the buildings exterminators to spray. I was told to dry all of my clothes and put them in plastic bags (where they have remained for the last 3 1/2 months). They did three treatments within the first month and a half. I am one of the "lucky" people who react to the bites and after three treatments was still getting bit. The exterminators then told me that I must be getting bit by something else and said to go see a dermatologist. Annoyed that they weren't taking me seriously I asked my mgmt co. to call another company who has now sprayed another 5 times over the course of 2-2 1/2 months. While cleaning a couple nights ago I found what looks like a dead bed bug, when I asked the exterminator he told me its the skin of a beetle. It really looks like a bed bug to me and I just need some confirmation.
    At this point I am thinking of hiring a lawyer and trying to get out of my lease which is a whole other problem to deal with. If someone could take a look and tell me if they think it could be a bed bug that would be greatly appreciated. Also if you have any recommendations on what I should do next as far as treatment/management. I already have climb-up interceptors, mattress encasements...etc. Nothing seems to stop me from getting bites. I am thinking of asking my mgmt co to do a heat treatment but not sure if that will solve the problem either. Thoughts????

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    Tue May 15 2018 5:59:55
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    There should be more evidence if you are getting so many bites. The picture isn't quite clear but looks slightly like a bed bug. There are no monitors out?

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    loubugs - 1 hour ago  » 
    There should be more evidence if you are getting so many bites. The picture isn't quite clear but looks slightly like a bed bug. There are no monitors out?

    I have climb up interceptors, sensci activ bed bug lure and mattress encasements but haven't caught anything live myself. I had one exterminator who inspected my apt with my landlord who found a live bed bug in my headboard post. I wasn't home but my landlord said he saw it. Here are more pics of bugs I have found around my apt. Please let me know what you think.

    https://flic.kr/p/265TLmE
    this was the first thing I ever found on my bed

    https://flic.kr/p/265TsRE
    found behind a dresser

    https://flic.kr/p/265Tp2W
    on my headboard

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    Tue May 15 2018 9:21:09
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    Bed bug abdomen, female.
    Beetle, most of body, probably carpet beetle
    Bed bug shed skin, nymph

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    loubugs - 1 minute ago  » 
    Bed bug abdomen, female.
    Beetle, most of body, probably carpet beetle
    Bed bug shed skin, nymph

    They treated my apt again yesterday and I woke up with a couple new bites. Do you think it could be some other kind of bug? Just seems so odd to get fresh bites the day after a spray. They said they treated for both bed bugs and fleas. Do you think its worth doing a heat treatment?

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    CrazyinNYC - 7 hours ago  » 

    loubugs - 1 minute ago  » 
    Bed bug abdomen, female.
    Beetle, most of body, probably carpet beetle
    Bed bug shed skin, nymph

    They treated my apt again yesterday and I woke up with a couple new bites. Do you think it could be some other kind of bug? Just seems so odd to get fresh bites the day after a spray. They said they treated for both bed bugs and fleas. Do you think its worth doing a heat treatment?

    What was sprayed and do you know how and where applied? Could be useful chemicals, just not sprayed in right places.


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