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Positive Id, inspection scheduled, what's best next?

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  1. Nervousnelly5

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    Posted 1 year ago
    Tue Apr 25 2017 19:10:54
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    We found a casting. The guy is coming tomorrow, song with the k9 to see extent of the problem. The house that we moved into Friday is where we found it. An older lady lived there and had a caregiver who stayed nights with her. They cleaned sheets weekly, vacuumed, and cleaned regularly. They never were aware of the problem. The home is older, with tons of carpet, some wallpaper (kitchen, one small bedroom, and bathrooms. With that noted, if there definitely is an active problem, what is best treatment? I'm leaning towards heat treatment and chemical treatments. I want them gone asap if it's legit. Is that possible and if so, how? Please shed your wisdom to the panicked girl!

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    Tue Apr 25 2017 20:13:33
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    Make sure you confirm it is a current problem. The pros here have noted that cast skins are like pine needles and glitter-- they tend to blow around and then pop up again later. It may not be a current problem at all based on that alone.

    If you can find a good, reputable provider, heat plus residual chemicals or dusts can work, but they may not kill them all with heat, so it may not necessarily be faster.

    If you have a small problem, heat is very expensive and you can probably do well with someone who uses a combination of steam/pesticides/dusts or maybe even the latter two.

    Find out if it's a current problem and how widespread/serious it is and then we can say more.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Thank you! I never thought I could say this, but I feel a little bit more calm. Seriously, thank you! Once the inspection occurs tomorrow, I will post back.

    Last question for the night, would a k9 be able to pick up scent if it's not an active problem?

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    You need to ask the handler about that.

    We recommend only using handlers who visually verify all IDs. Hopefully you already know about that and this one does.

    See this FAQ on bed bug dogs: https://bedbugger.com/2010/03/10/bed-bug-dogs-what-you-need-to-know/

    Good luck and let us know what happens.


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