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  1. Steverangercarl

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    So it's been 17 days and all I've seen are super tiny marks on my skin that could very well Just be normal skin irritation (though they're weird cause they're small and shiny looking marks)

    I've read some people see a difference in nymph reactions vs adults

    Adult bugs give me huge welts about the size of a half dollar and they bruise

    But I don't know if nymphs would be as noticeable

    What do you guys think? I've seen no signs and the co2 dog bowl traps havent caught anything.

    Also I have onslaught residual surrounding me so they'd have to walk through that to get to me

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    I seem to remember 3 years ago is get this red patches that itched for nymphs. The problem with that is just leaning against something gives my stupid sensitive skin red patches.

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    Reactions from both nymphs and adults can be the same. Reactions can vary sometimes from person to person. Just leave cloth or washcloths around and bed bugs will climb into these for harborage. Leave at wall/floor interface, near bed and sofa legs. You can even use folded paper towels. I leave folded paper towel pieces in the plastic cases where I keep bed bug vials so if a nymph fell during my work with them, they will crawl onto it.

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    loubugs - 6 minutes ago  » 
    Reactions from both nymphs and adults can be the same. Reactions can vary sometimes from person to person. Just leave cloth or washcloths around and bed bugs will climb into these for harborage. Leave at wall/floor interface, near bed and sofa legs. You can even use folded paper towels. I leave folded paper towel pieces in the plastic cases where I keep bed bug vials so if a nymph fell during my work with them, they will crawl onto it.

    So they're not going to be hiding in the carpet ?

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    The problem we have is we have the bed spring and mattress right on the floor, no bed legs

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    Steverangercarl - 39 minutes ago  » 
    The problem we have is we have the bed spring and mattress right on the floor, no bed legs

    Do you have an encasement for it?

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    Steverangercarl - 39 minutes ago  » 
    The problem we have is we have the bed spring and mattress right on the floor, no bed legs

    Do you have an encasement for it?

    I have encasements on the box spring and mattress but the box spring one was made of this awful paper like material and has a few years. I had duct tape it but it keeps riding up. So I bought some new ones that had better reviews.

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    Do what lou suggested and leave folded paper towels near the bed.

    Bugs could be harbouring in nearby furniture.
    The edge of carpets are possible places.

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    thirdusername - 9 minutes ago  » 
    Do what lou suggested and leave folded paper towels near the bed.
    Bugs could be harbouring in nearby furniture.
    The edge of carpets are possible places.

    So they'd prefer the towel or cloth over that? Interesting

    I got some small face clothes to put near the bed, hopefully if there's anything they go there.

    Those dog bowl co2 things seem useless. I had them on the bed redone over and over for two weeks and all they caught was a fly.

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    Also, how long does it take for residuals like onslaught to kill when they walk through it? They have to walk through it to get to me

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    Do what lou suggested and leave folded paper towels near the bed.
    Bugs could be harbouring in nearby furniture.
    The edge of carpets are possible places.

    So they'd prefer the towel or cloth over that? Interesting
    I got some small face clothes to put near the bed, hopefully if there's anything they go there.
    Those dog bowl co2 things seem useless. I had them on the bed redone over and over for two weeks and all they caught was a fly.

    I don't know enough about them.
    I think they would like the closest harbourage to the food in most cases.
    If a female has been mated, she might go somewhere else to avoid being mated again.

    They prefer real people over co2 traps so the room needs to be empty for those to work.

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    Do what lou suggested and leave folded paper towels near the bed.
    Bugs could be harbouring in nearby furniture.
    The edge of carpets are possible places.

    So they'd prefer the towel or cloth over that? Interesting
    I got some small face clothes to put near the bed, hopefully if there's anything they go there.
    Those dog bowl co2 things seem useless. I had them on the bed redone over and over for two weeks and all they caught was a fly.

    I don't know enough about them.
    I think they would like the closest harbourage to the food in most cases.
    If a female has been mated, she might go somewhere else to avoid being mated again.
    They prefer real people over co2 traps so the room needs to be empty for those to work.

    There had been only one adult female we caught early morning the 20th. I was bitten on the 18th There seem to be no other adults or I'd still be getting bruise welts.

    I had her in a bag covered by a paper towel to see if she was laying eggs but she didn't for an entire week.

    It's been 18ish days and I'm getting shiny fluid filled bumps on my hands or red tiny blotches. But if eggs hatch in 6-14 days I should have gotten them sooner.

    The apartment is always 75-77 degrees.

    The first bites were originally in mid November and it didn't multiply. So I don't know why we would have only one female bug for 2 months and not have a ton, but there wasn't.

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    Do what lou suggested and leave folded paper towels near the bed.
    Bugs could be harbouring in nearby furniture.
    The edge of carpets are possible places.

    So they'd prefer the towel or cloth over that? Interesting
    I got some small face clothes to put near the bed, hopefully if there's anything they go there.
    Those dog bowl co2 things seem useless. I had them on the bed redone over and over for two weeks and all they caught was a fly.

    I don't know enough about them.
    I think they would like the closest harbourage to the food in most cases.
    If a female has been mated, she might go somewhere else to avoid being mated again.
    They prefer real people over co2 traps so the room needs to be empty for those to work.

    There had been only one adult female we caught early morning the 20th. I was bitten on the 18th There seem to be no other adults or I'd still be getting bruise welts.
    I had her in a bag covered by a paper towel to see if she was laying eggs but she didn't for an entire week.
    It's been 18ish days and I'm getting shiny fluid filled bumps on my hands or red tiny blotches. But if eggs hatch in 6-14 days I should have gotten them sooner.
    The apartment is always 75-77 degrees.
    The first bites were originally in mid November and it didn't multiply. So I don't know why we would have only one female bug for 2 months and not have a ton, but there wasn't.

    Oh and when we vacuumed we only found one casing nothing else

    The female was in a shirt that was wedged behind the bed and nothing else was with her.

    Just weird.

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    Do what lou suggested and leave folded paper towels near the bed.
    Bugs could be harbouring in nearby furniture.
    The edge of carpets are possible places.

    So they'd prefer the towel or cloth over that? Interesting
    I got some small face clothes to put near the bed, hopefully if there's anything they go there.
    Those dog bowl co2 things seem useless. I had them on the bed redone over and over for two weeks and all they caught was a fly.

    I don't know enough about them.
    I think they would like the closest harbourage to the food in most cases.
    If a female has been mated, she might go somewhere else to avoid being mated again.
    They prefer real people over co2 traps so the room needs to be empty for those to work.

    Females don't really go elsewhere to avoid being mated again.

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    Reactions from both nymphs and adults can be the same. Reactions can vary sometimes from person to person. Just leave cloth or washcloths around and bed bugs will climb into these for harborage. Leave at wall/floor interface, near bed and sofa legs. You can even use folded paper towels. I leave folded paper towel pieces in the plastic cases where I keep bed bug vials so if a nymph fell during my work with them, they will crawl onto it.

    So they're not going to be hiding in the carpet ?
    The problem we have is we have the bed spring and mattress right on the floor, no bed legs

    Not so much on carpet but along edges near tack strip. All that on floor gives them easy access to bed.

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    Reactions from both nymphs and adults can be the same. Reactions can vary sometimes from person to person. Just leave cloth or washcloths around and bed bugs will climb into these for harborage. Leave at wall/floor interface, near bed and sofa legs. You can even use folded paper towels. I leave folded paper towel pieces in the plastic cases where I keep bed bug vials so if a nymph fell during my work with them, they will crawl onto it.

    So they're not going to be hiding in the carpet ?
    The problem we have is we have the bed spring and mattress right on the floor, no bed legs

    Not so much on carpet but along edges near tack strip. All that on floor gives them easy access to bed.

    What is the tack strip?

    I got two wash clothes folded but what's to keep them from hiding under the cloth instead of in it?

    This is assuming there's actually bugs left

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    Reactions from both nymphs and adults can be the same. Reactions can vary sometimes from person to person. Just leave cloth or washcloths around and bed bugs will climb into these for harborage. Leave at wall/floor interface, near bed and sofa legs. You can even use folded paper towels. I leave folded paper towel pieces in the plastic cases where I keep bed bug vials so if a nymph fell during my work with them, they will crawl onto it.

    So they're not going to be hiding in the carpet ?
    The problem we have is we have the bed spring and mattress right on the floor, no bed legs

    Not so much on carpet but along edges near tack strip. All that on floor gives them easy access to bed.

    What is the tack strip?
    I got two wash clothes folded but what's to keep them from hiding under the cloth instead of in it?
    This is assuming there's actually bugs left

    Didn't know if its a wall-to-wall carpet or just throw rug. Tack strip around circumference of a w-t-w has small tacks points that anchor the carpet in place.
    You lift up the cloth and examine it and you look under it at that time, too. It's a place to go rather than trying to find a place, you give them one.

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    Reactions from both nymphs and adults can be the same. Reactions can vary sometimes from person to person. Just leave cloth or washcloths around and bed bugs will climb into these for harborage. Leave at wall/floor interface, near bed and sofa legs. You can even use folded paper towels. I leave folded paper towel pieces in the plastic cases where I keep bed bug vials so if a nymph fell during my work with them, they will crawl onto it.

    So they're not going to be hiding in the carpet ?
    The problem we have is we have the bed spring and mattress right on the floor, no bed legs

    Not so much on carpet but along edges near tack strip. All that on floor gives them easy access to bed.

    What is the tack strip?
    I got two wash clothes folded but what's to keep them from hiding under the cloth instead of in it?
    This is assuming there's actually bugs left

    It would work better if the clothes were unwashed...

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    Reactions from both nymphs and adults can be the same. Reactions can vary sometimes from person to person. Just leave cloth or washcloths around and bed bugs will climb into these for harborage. Leave at wall/floor interface, near bed and sofa legs. You can even use folded paper towels. I leave folded paper towel pieces in the plastic cases where I keep bed bug vials so if a nymph fell during my work with them, they will crawl onto it.

    So they're not going to be hiding in the carpet ?
    The problem we have is we have the bed spring and mattress right on the floor, no bed legs

    Not so much on carpet but along edges near tack strip. All that on floor gives them easy access to bed.

    What is the tack strip?
    I got two wash clothes folded but what's to keep them from hiding under the cloth instead of in it?
    This is assuming there's actually bugs left

    Didn't know if its a wall-to-wall carpet or just throw rug. Tack strip around circumference of a w-t-w has small tacks points that anchor the carpet in place.
    You lift up the cloth and examine it and you look under it at that time, too. It's a place to go rather than trying to find a place, you give them one.

    The only concern I have with under the cloth is the carpet making it hard to see any baby bugs

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    Has the dirty clothes thing been tested? Meaning has anyone actually tried this and found some? If yes, how long would it take for them to harbor there?

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    How long do I have to wait til I can check the clothes?

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    freakingout123 - 14 hours ago  » 
    Has the dirty clothes thing been tested? Meaning has anyone actually tried this and found some? If yes, how long would it take for them to harbor there?

    this is something I see often and I had as a theory... if dirty laundry baskets were in the room I usually find higher activity in the basket than in the wardrobe, so much that it is included in the inspection sheet that our technicians use... but that was just my theory untill this: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/bed-bugs-study-infestation-prevent-clothes-furniture-1.733577

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    freakingout123 - 14 hours ago  » 
    Has the dirty clothes thing been tested? Meaning has anyone actually tried this and found some? If yes, how long would it take for them to harbor there?

    this is something I see often and I had as a theory... if dirty laundry baskets were in the room I usually find higher activity in the basket than in the wardrobe, so much that it is included in the inspection sheet that our technicians use... but that was just my theory untill this: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/bed-bugs-study-infestation-prevent-clothes-furniture-1.733577

    Interesting! Thanks F. Pazos


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