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  1. SleeplessJuneBug

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    Sat Jun 9 2018 13:13:52
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    Last year about this time is when I first saw a bedbug in my own home. We went through the treatment for July and August. Didnt have any bites or see any bugs for months. Moved apartments in March. Went on a trip last week and stayed in a hotel. I checked the room religiously, we kept bags off the floor on the kitchenette counter, I didnt see any evidence there, but who knows.

    Yesterday while at work I started itching. I have two bites on my right ankle and a series of bites on my left ankle. "Ugh, a mosquito must have gotten in the car with me and had a feast" I think.

    But then, I remember. That's what I thought last time. All day I try not to obsess over my bites. Unsuccessful. Got home but the SO was already asleep... get a shitty nights rest. Wake up- is that red spot a new reaction or is it because I was furiously scratching in the night? Start doing a quick search, SO tells me I'm obsessing again (we fought a lot about me obsessing while we were actively fighting them). Didnt see anything, but also want very thorough because I had to go to work this morning.

    When I get home I'm going to strip the bed, inspect, vacuum, and do ALL the laundry that has accumulated this week.

    Fingers crossed.

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    Sat Jun 9 2018 15:09:21
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    Yes, you're obsessing again. It happens from time to time, don't beat yourself up over it, it's quite normal.

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    Sat Jun 9 2018 19:04:52
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    SleeplessJuneBug - 5 hours ago  » 
    Last year about this time is when I first saw a bedbug in my own home. We went through the treatment for July and August. Didnt have any bites or see any bugs for months. Moved apartments in March. Went on a trip last week and stayed in a hotel. I checked the room religiously, we kept bags off the floor on the kitchenette counter, I didnt see any evidence there, but who knows.
    Yesterday while at work I started itching. I have two bites on my right ankle and a series of bites on my left ankle. "Ugh, a mosquito must have gotten in the car with me and had a feast" I think.
    But then, I remember. That's what I thought last time. All day I try not to obsess over my bites. Unsuccessful. Got home but the SO was already asleep... get a shitty nights rest. Wake up- is that red spot a new reaction or is it because I was furiously scratching in the night? Start doing a quick search, SO tells me I'm obsessing again (we fought a lot about me obsessing while we were actively fighting them). Didnt see anything, but also want very thorough because I had to go to work this morning.
    When I get home I'm going to strip the bed, inspect, vacuum, and do ALL the laundry that has accumulated this week.
    Fingers crossed.

    I have been feeling the same way. I have been non stop obsessing over my issue. We had a small infestation and opted to just move entirely. We threw away all our furniture despite most of it being completely fine and moved with nothing but our clothes and stuffed animals which we dried on high heat and put in thick construction trash bags, and only took our electronics and the kids toys which we also either sprayed, used DE on or both, as well as started washing the toys in super hot water. We’ve basically done just about everything we can. We have been sleeping on couches at our new place which I have also treated with DE and sprayed. Yesterday my daughter woke up with about 3 or 4 bites that were sporadic. We had been outside the night before and mosquitos were out but I had not noticed her bites until the next day. Now I am convinced we somehow brought them with us and I cannot stop obsessing about it. We lost so much and I cannot bear to see another bed bug for the rest of my life. I am legitimately scarred for life from this ordeal.


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