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  1. softball06

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Fri Aug 16 2019 5:10:01
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    I have been on vacation out of the country for the past week. I have only been home about 7 hours and I see this crawling on my floor. I have looked around baseboards, under my bed, under my mattress everywhere and can not find anything. Should I be concerned about an infestation? Will a fogger for bed bugs take care of anything? TIA

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  2. Arata

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Fri Aug 16 2019 5:23:32
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    Not a pro, but look like bedbugs to me.

  3. bed-bugscouk

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    Fri Aug 16 2019 7:28:04
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    Hi,

    That is a bedbug or close relative.

    DO NOT USE FOGGERS - read the FAQ which will explain why.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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  4. softball06

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    Fri Aug 16 2019 8:02:39
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    I’ve only seen this one, I’ve looked everywhere it seems like. Is it possible to only have the one that came in through my luggage from traveling? What at home things can I do then? Thank you.

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    Fri Aug 16 2019 8:57:46
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    Hi,

    You could read the FAQ and useful tools sections which are going to answer the basic questions and give you a plan. You may also want to read my TbyPMR protocol.

    David

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    Fri Aug 16 2019 12:50:23
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    I'm in the same boat as you. Found a dead one on my window sill a week after moving into our house in an unoccupied bedroom. I have an active monitor for the unoccupied room, and a passive monitor for our bedroom. I've always been very careful when staying at hotels and checking for them, so have no idea if I accidentally picked one up or if the house was previously treated for them.

    We're not in the clear yet and are still monitoring for them. The anxiety of whether or not you have them totally sucks. Keeping with the suggested schedule for the monitors (i.e. checking every week and not every day) will help alleviate it a little. Also, I will caution you, if you're buying the American version of the passive monitors, their instructions will differ than what David recommends, so definitely go with his recommendations.

    Just know you're not alone and there are a lot of helpful people in this forum to provide calming advice.


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