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  1. batbugs01

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Mon Sep 2 2019 14:29:10
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    So for those of you who haven’t followed along with my tale, I had bat bugs coming into my bedrooms through the floorboards, into my bathtub, and occasionally downstairs. I am happy to say that we are officially 3 months bat bug free (after over a year of dealing with them). It’s to the point where I don’t give them much energy any more (reached that point after about 2 months of not seeing anything.) This is through the summer months where they were at their worst last year, so it’s a big win. Recently, I have been giving them more thought because I am moving. I know that they can hibernate for months at a time, and now I’m worried about bringing over any stragglers. I am drying things like my blankets, sheets, and soft items kept under the bed on high heat but I’m wondering if there are any ways I can be more careful? Most of the advice on here is for moving with active bedbugs, but I’m more worried about bringing over any stray bat bugs.

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    Tue Sep 3 2019 0:19:36
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    As long as you don't also bring the bats i wouldn't be concerned.

  3. Louise

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    Fri Sep 13 2019 15:01:27
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    I haven't moved with bat bugs, but we did have bat bugs at our cottage about ten years ago. (You can search my name for the details on that.)

    Even though we were constantly bringing stuff from home to the cottage and back again (albeit much of that stuff in plastic bins and boxes that first summer), we never (as far as we know) transferred anything. (That said, it appears from what I've been reading on more recent posts that bat bugs require bat blood in order to reproduce, so perhaps we did and just weren't ever aware of it. )

  4. Louise

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    Fri Sep 13 2019 15:01:30
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    All that to say I wouldn't lose too much sleep over the possibility of moving the bat bugs with you. I spent a lot of time and a huge amount of anxiety over something that apparently wasn't a huge issue after all.

  5. bed-bugscouk

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    Fri Sep 13 2019 18:07:59
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    Hi,

    Unless you actually moving the house there is no risk.

    Bat bugs unlike bedbugs return to the primary host after reluctantly ingressing into a home to feed.

    Therefore you can actually take the bats with you if your careful and inspect them, just avoid the area between their roost and their entrance because that’s where the bat bugs live.

    Apply logic not stress and you will find the answers are a lot simpler than you can make they appear.

    I might have to do an FAQ for http://www.batbugs.com

    Hope that helps.

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