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Only one bed bug. . . What now?

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  1. Nobedbugsbite

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sat Aug 5 2017 18:48:49
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    Hi everyone,
    This morning my husband found only one (now confirmed thanks to this awesome forum) male bedbug. It was on his work shirt from yesterday lying on the floor next to our bed (my hubby's hamper ; ). I thoroughly inspected, vacuumed, washed bedding, and plan to buy encasements. Neither my husband or I have any bites.

    What would you do?

    Treat the mattress and room. The whole house? I'm wondering if my hubby picked up the little guy at work (hospital). I hope and pray Mr. Bed Bug doesn't have a Mrs. And little ankle biters.

    Thanks for your suggestions!

  2. nomorebuggs

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sat Aug 5 2017 19:28:19
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    I would suggest you monitor before treating. There are several methods including a passtive monitor developed by forum expert David Cain, as well as climbups which can be placed under the feet of the bed. Both are popular choices and can be used together.

    Given that some people dont react to bites - you both may not - monitoring can be super important for everyone, even without an infestation. If you find any further evidence, have a PCO inspection and they will asess how to move forward.

    Not an expert. Any advice I give is information gleaned via anxiety-fueled research of credible sources and expert posts here. Please research all advice before treating and consult a professional.
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    Posted 2 years ago
    Sat Aug 5 2017 19:39:06
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    Of course, you can call a PCO right away too. That can't hurt. By not treating, I meant to not self-treat without more evidence. As tempting as it seems to do something immediately, it could make a mild situation worse, or even be totally unnecessary.


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