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Is it true that that bat bugs cannot reproduce in the absence of bats?

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  1. mcsmcs

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Tue Jul 3 2018 21:34:01
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    I read this on Terminix.

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
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    That's what is understood to be true. You posted your question 3 times.

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    Just saw the three times now. That was not intentional perhaps loaded wrong. My roommate gave the bug we have to the Exterminator and I don't have a picture but local entomologist did confirm it as bat bugs and I have had bat bugs here in the past. We also have bats. Or at least we used to have bat we haven't heard scratching as much lately.

    Our landlords will try to cut Corners, they are dragging their feet on doing anything, so I'm trying to figure out what they should be doing so I can push them to do it. Obviously get rid of the bats but should the apartment be treated as well? We are on the 3rd floor and have confirmed bat bugs in the apartment as well as bites. Also not sure whether to packtite stuff

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    mcsmcs - 23 hours ago  » 
    Just saw the three times now. That was not intentional perhaps loaded wrong. My roommate gave the bug we have to the Exterminator and I don't have a picture but local entomologist did confirm it as bat bugs and I have had bat bugs here in the past. We also have bats. Or at least we used to have bat we haven't heard scratching as much lately.
    Our landlords will try to cut Corners, they are dragging their feet on doing anything, so I'm trying to figure out what they should be doing so I can push them to do it. Obviously get rid of the bats but should the apartment be treated as well? We are on the 3rd floor and have confirmed bat bugs in the apartment as well as bites. Also not sure whether to packtite stuff

    I'd be interested in any bug samples to review. Since bat bugs, must do something about bats (their hosts). There are regulations on bat control and any wildlife pest manager would be following these. Local room treatment and vacuuming should work after the regular bat bug population is dealt with properly.

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    Posted 1 week ago
    Sun Jul 8 2018 12:12:46
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    Roommate gave the sample she had to the Exterminator who took it with him to look under a microscope. If I find another sample would happily send it because I'm still kind of worried it's bed bugs and not bat bugs. However, we did have bat bugs before (many years you identified it for me and unfortunately I was way too young to understand I should push the landlords to treat) and there are bats so it could well be bat bugs.

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    Exterminator also spoke with an entomologist and he seem to be saying things that were consistent with what you guys say around bat bugs versus bed bugs so perhaps it really is. Unfortunately it seems you can't legally evict bats in till August


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