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  1. arianacassie

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Wed Dec 19 2012 14:23:23

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    Breif history....... found bb's in my sons room. Went mental and sprayed steamed and threw out his mattress, bed and chair. Washed everything and stuck him in my daughters room. His room has been empty 3 months. We had a few stragglers through the upstairs over the past few months. Found a small nest under the footstool in his room 2 weeks ago. I steamed the crap out of it all including the adult female. Since then nothing. I check every room , bed , couch everywhere. Constant vacuum, steam and washing. I will not use pesticides simply because my son has asthma and i dont want to drive them into hiding i want them front and center so i can kill them. There has not been bites in about a month. before that since we moved my son out of his room. How safe is it to put him back in his room? I dont want to rush, I kind of want him in there as bait lol . Im putting him in a sleeping bag on a camping bed with bowls under the legs of bed and minimal furniture for hiding . Should I wait? Is this mean? lol I just want to see if there's more around . He has an instant reaction to the bites so I will know right away if they are in there . I should note, he wants in his room ASAP .

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Wed Dec 19 2012 14:45:14

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    If you are worried an active monitor such as the bedbug beacon could be run int he room to check for anything that is left but after 3 months and some visits to the room I would anticipate that any bedbugs would have left to seek food elsewhere in the property.

    Once clear and reoccupied along with the other rooms in your house you should switch to Passive Monitoring for early detection on the basis that should you bring anything home again resolving the issue may be as simple as replacing the Passive and deep cleaning the room to be certain there are no stragglers.

    There is information about this approach in the FAQ's and useful tools sections of the site.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
    Bed Bugs Limited

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