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  1. xxufoniumxx

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    Fri Apr 28 2017 13:32:14
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    We had an issue this September in our apartment with BedBugs. We did everything to stop it as soon as possible. We were sprayed twice. We lived out of sealed plastic bags for months and have been inspecting everything that comes in and leaves the apartment. Our bed and couch has inceptor traps, if anything touches the floor we immediately put it in a closed container to dry it for at least 60 minutes.

    We have found two randomly in our apartment this past week. One just chilling on the bathroom counter and one in the living room floor. We have zero bites and zero in any of our interceptor traps.

    Could these just be left over hiders? What can we do to prevent this? Is this just going to be our life from now on? Feeling hopeless. Our landlord is bringing someone to spray.

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    Fri Apr 28 2017 17:19:28
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    You say you had an issue in September, do you mean an infestation? Have you seen any actual bedbugs since the treatments in that month (before the latest spotting)? It's possible that the bedbugs you've seen are "going out for dinner." That is, they are coming from a neighboring apartment.

    Our experience was that I was getting bitten and found a few BBs in our apartment, but every time our landlord sent an exterminator they could never find signs of an infestation. After months of misery, we finally hired our own company who brought in a dog. The dog didn't alert to anything in our apartment, but the BB expert guessed they might be coming up from the apartment below us through the walls. After speaking with them (a family of immigrants who, unfortunately spoke little english) it turned out that they definitely had them at some point in the recent past.

    I can only suggest you try and educate your landlord and/or try to mobilize your neighbors to force the landlord to treat your entire structure. When you treat just one apartment they sometimes run to where it's safe then return later. In the meantime, you can try to utilize some of the products out there to fortify your apartment from these bloodsucking intruders or, if you have the means, look for a different place to live.

    Stay strong and know that this will eventually pass and you will get through it.


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