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  1. WhatANightmare

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Oct 12 2015 18:05:34
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    Has anyone experienced a quick and "easy" success story?

    I had my first treatment last week and initially there was a lot more activity, but I haven't seen any live or dead bugs, fecal stains or bites in about 3 or 4 days. My 2nd treatment is next week. I might be grasping for any signs of positivity and hope here, but has any one experienced success after the initial treatment? I was told it was a mild case and I am trying to convince myself that things are looking good and I won't have to endure this terrible situation for months on end

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Mon Oct 12 2015 21:09:33
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    You don't see many quick and easy on the forums. There have been cases of one treatment and done, but 2 or 3 treatments seem the norm. Those people quickly leave the forum, and the people posting are often the poor people with ineffective PCOs, landlords who don't treat adjoining units, just bad luck, etc.

    So, if you are new to the forum and read the comments, it seems like everyone suffers for months. I'm hoping you are one of the people where it is quickly resolved and you can post your success story!

    I'm a lurker for several years and have never had BBs. So, this is a "bump"for other opinions, mostly. Good luck!!!

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Oct 13 2015 10:24:40
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    Thanks theyareouthere, I agree.

    Hopefully I will be able to post a success story soon! Unfortunately, the optimism I was experiencing has diminished slightly as I found one of those suckers walking along the wall in my closet this morning (that was a first). Very frustrating to not know where they are coming from.

    Sigh. I suppose it hasn't even been a week since the first treatment (seems like it's been weeks!). Fingers crossed the optimism returns and the success story is on its way!

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    Tue Oct 13 2015 19:03:23
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    Good luck! Sending non-buggy thoughts your way!

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Oct 13 2015 19:20:33
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    It does take some time, but hopefully if you have a good PCO it won't be too much time.

    Can you tell us what kind of treatment you had? Was it a licensed PCO? What exactly did they use?

    Melanie

    I am NOT an expert - just a grateful bed bug survivor willing to share my experience, strength, and hope with others.
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    Tue Oct 13 2015 20:51:52
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    Hi Melanie,

    It was a licensed PCO who was brought in by my landlord. Unfortunately, I was in such a panic at the time and hadn't yet come across this amazing forum, so the only question I was able to spit out when they came was "You're gonna spray a lot, right? And get rid of them?". I do know it was a chemical spray that was used. They also sprayed the unit next to mine, above and below. My apartment is roughly 550 square feet and he was in here for about a half hour or so. The guy who came didn't seem too fazed by my infestation. He said he only spotted a few and didn't think it was all that bad (although, he said he saw them under the couch which was strange because I hadn't, and still have not, seen any in the living room, only in the bedroom).

    My next treatment is Monday and now that I have so much more knowledge behind me, I plan to ask a lot more questions.

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    Posted 3 years ago
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    Ask the landlord if they have had attached apartments professionally inspected. Most won't do this but if they will, it is a good assurance there isn't a continuing problem that can come back.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 3 years ago
    Wed Oct 14 2015 20:33:26
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    I'm back again with another question!

    All of my bb sightings since the first treatment have been during the day. I haven't had any new bites (that I've noticed) and no fecal stains on the sheets. Is it normal to see them out in the day time post treatment? (1 yesterday, 1 today, and a handful the day after treatment).

    Thank you for all the replies and well wishes. It is the only thing that has helped calm me since this nightmare started!!


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