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Infestation spreading to other rooms

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  1. pharmakon

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Wed Dec 8 2010 13:47:24
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    Hi everyone,

    How long does it take for the infestation to spread to adjacent rooms if there is no food source available for the bugs?

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Wed Dec 8 2010 13:53:34
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    Hi,

    That depends on how many bedbugs there were to start with, the configuration of the room and the access paths to other rooms.

    It is simply not a simple answer, it is therefore advisable to keep infected rooms occupied whereever possible.

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  3. LBP

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Wed Dec 8 2010 16:58:55
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    So if you live alone... Assuming they're in the bed... You can't use your living room or its furniture? You can't use any other bedroom furniture (or they'll infect those too)? You have to spend all your free time at home sitting in bed?

    What a horrible way to live. And people wonder why I'm afraid of bedbugs.

  4. Richard_Naylor

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Dec 9 2010 9:18:36
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    If it is a relatively small infestation and you are sleeping in the bed at night, you should be fine to use the living room during the day. If you start sleeping on the sofa at night to avoid the bugs, they will start searching and it won't take long for them to find you.

  5. BugsInTO

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Thu Dec 9 2010 9:30:58
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    Keep your bedroom stuff in the bedroom. Change out of pyjamas and leave in the bedroom before going to the living room. Don't bring books & other items from your bedside table to the living etc.

  6. LBP

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Dec 10 2010 5:14:39
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    What about nocturnal people like me?

  7. BBcoukHome

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Dec 10 2010 7:27:55
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    Hi LBP,

    That is not the case and you have made a whole bunch of assumptions there which may be why you are so distressed about bedbugs even though you have not been exposed to them.

    If they are in your bedroom then you can still use the rest of your house, you just need to be careful with what is brought in and out of infected areas to make sure it does not spread.

    Its all about having a clear action plan developed through reading and understanding and not overly worrying about things before you actually have an issue.

    David

  8. toledo

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Dec 10 2010 9:32:59
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    Mine spread. If you don't react, it takes a while longer to find the evidence. I'd guess it may have been about 6-8 weeks before we noticed them in other bedrooms. Our bed bugs had a long ways to travel to get to these other bedrooms, too. I'd say they had to go at least 30 feet in two different directions to find the rest of us, once my daughter left for college.


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