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  1. freakout

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Nov 14 2012 14:04:01
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    I had a small infestation a year ago . No sign for 9 months. Then one pops up, another 2weeks after, then a total of four I have found 1 year later all flat unfed adults. They are always found by the baseboard in kitchen and common area. I'm in a condo/small place. No bites, signs in climb ups or any found in bedroom. I had my PCO continue to spray my baseboards every other month for a year and now I'm beginning ot think it made the situation worse and instead, they either went dormant or hide away under my wood flooring. I don't see any signs of neighbor issues. I read they can live for 18 months so the only possibility I can think of is although a host was available (me), spraying kept them from coming out until now, now that they are starving. Psycholigically, I can't deal anymore so any input would be great.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Wed Nov 14 2012 16:05:41
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    Have you spoken with your neighbors or your condo board? Could they be coming in from someone else's apartment? Or, are you in an environment every day that you could be bringing them home from?

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Thu Nov 15 2012 9:17:09
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    What I was thinking was any fed adults may have gotten under our laminate floors/baseboards and escaped treatment. I continued to have my place treated for regular pest control. I don't know if that kept them in hiding. If they were adult fed bbs, maybe it why now they are resurfacing. All of them are unfed, very flat, slow moving, if not dying (one was barely moving, upside down) and I have found 1 every 2-3 weeks over the course of the last 2 months but. The only place I'm finding them are in the room where we did not replace the baseboard or floors. We completely redid our other rooms so basically, the ones i'm finding them in, is the one room we did not rip apart.

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    Thu Nov 15 2012 9:58:12
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    Changed your title slightly to make it clear what the question is about.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 7 years ago
    Thu Nov 15 2012 11:59:35
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    I keep reading about how if there's a host they won't go dormant but what if these were fully fed? Maybe through all the treatment I had, they just remained under my wood floors? I have 3 full major treatments followed by regular pest treatment every other month including the PCO spraying my baseboards with what's they spray to keep typical bugs out.

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    Thu Nov 15 2012 13:54:53
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    Hi,

    There is no such thing as dormancy in bedbugs if there is a source of food available, if they can detect it they will seek it out.

    I would follow the sound advice of discussing the issue with any and all adjoining neighbours and if they are clear I would look into what other potential local sources you have in your life.

    Even if laminate flooring is laid mid infestation they usually start to reappear within a few weeks and certainly not months later.

    Hope that helps.

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