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Should i, shouldnt i....but help.

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  1. BondGirl

    Joined: Mar '17
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    Posted 2 years ago
    Thu Mar 2 2017 7:51:36

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    I moved 2/28/17 into an apartment and found 5 bed bugs crawling on the wall late at night so I sprayed them with Raid and they died so I scraped them off the wall to show who I needed to show. Called my leasing office 3/1/17 she claims they never had bed bugs. She sent maintenance out here and they identified them as bed bugs. Leasing manager sends the apartments pest control out he checks the walls floor closet then says their dead in the closet. (BTW I NEVER EVEN UNPACKED so I knooooooo I didn't I bring them). I asked if I had an infestation he said "NO". He then says the real pest control will come tomorrow which is actually today 3/2/17?. For the past 2 nights I have NOT been bitten(TO MY KNOWLEDGE), no itching and I don't have any bumps and I haven't seen any more bed bugs. My leasing manager calls after the man leaves to say I'll get half off of next months rent and how sorry she was. ?Hopefully I won't be living here next month. I have been depressed and can't stop crying because of this. So should I move or should I stay??? Should I unpack then pack again if I decide to move???? I honestly don't know what to do. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I hope I'm not being overly dramatic but I'm really scared and paranoid. I killed a few bed bugs and now in my mind I think 500 bed bugs hiding plotting against me.

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Thu Mar 2 2017 9:51:04

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    We appear to have ghosts in the machine today and your post has disappeared on me.

    This is a tough call and one that only you can probably make.

    If you are certain its light and the first 3 - 4 days of occupation will show that then staying put will most likely be the easier option although you should push management to check all adjoining units (if they are clear stay), if not clear its time to move.

    For now I would do all you can to protect the items rather than unpack. A week or two living out of boxes is easier than having to decontaminate it all after.

    It will also help to reinforce the need to thoroughly inspect an apartment before you move in.

    If you do find a lot of signs tucked away, take a picture and post it because it may help establish how significant the issue actually is.

    Hope that helps.

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  3. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Fri Mar 3 2017 0:13:58

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    As David said-- try to get the landlord to have all attached units professionally inspected.
    Moving isn't always easy so if the landlord is responsive and knows what they're doing, staying may be an option.

    If they don't do a good job, and you decide to leave, you will need to take some steps before moving to avoid moving bed bugs.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."

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