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  1. sassy123

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    Hello everyone,

    I was reading the thread if how many thousands of dollars people have spent not to mention the mental anguish trying to get rid of these bugs. I really want to bypass all of that and make a good decision.

    I have figured out that the best scenario for me would be to just sue the landlord into getting out of the lease and just moving. He does not want to pay for a good bed bug exterminator and only wants to do it once. What he wants to do is against the law but I don't want to stick around fighting with him while the bed bugs eat me alive. I think the bugs are coming from an adjoining apt so treating my apt would be moot plus that apt is empty. In leaving this apt I am looking at using vikane fumigation for all my stuff. I have some questions about how to do this.

    1. Is this method 100%?

    2. Are there any good reputable places in NYC?

    3. Can I keep my furniture? I have just bought new furniture in December including mattress, sofa and etc. Will the treatment cover mattress without encasement? I would not like to encase my mattress. I have heard of so many people who's encasement rips after they have successfully gotten rid of them. If its better to just get rid of the mattress that's a better option than just living with the what if. I also have a coffee table, bedroom set and as stated a sofa and etc.

    4. How much would it cost? I don't want to be taken for a ride.

    5. I would need moving plus fumigation in one. Is this a good idea? I really don't have a choice in this so it will be moving plus fumigation.

    6. How can I make sure the new apt is bed bug free? With this apt I looked at the bed bug registry and whether there were any violations. There was nothing.

    Thank you in advance for anyone who replies to this email.

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Thu Jan 29 2015 9:04:55
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    Check out "Bed Bug Fumigation Specialists" in NYC. Can't personally vouch for them but perhaps Lou, a local pro, or someone who has used them can. You pull up to their place with all your stuff -- furniture, bedding, clothes, electronics, etc. -- in a rental truck or moving van, and they gas it for 18 hours or so. Just make sure, of course, that you take precautions with anything you will be wearing or carrying into the new place that has not been fumigated. As to the new place, you check the FAQ here and do your own inspection, or hire a good local pro like John Furman of Boot A Pest (he posts here under "killerqueen" to do the inspection for you.

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    Thank you Richard for your reply. I was wondering if this service is 100% and worth the cost. Also, I would need to be moved as well. Can they do this?

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    Thank you Richard for your reply. I was wondering if this service is 100% and worth the cost. Also, I would need to be moved as well. Can they do this?

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    Thu Jan 29 2015 18:40:03
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    Hi there, I haven't heard from other people as yet whether vikane is a good treatment. I want the easiest way out if this drama.

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    I'm not a professional but from what i've read it's a proven treatment. For your purposes, it seems a perfect solution, as you will need a truck for moving anyway., and the cost on their website appears less than a conventional treatment. Why don't you call the company and get details.

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    Done properly by an experienced team, Vikane can be an effective treatment. Like anything else, it can be done incorrectly and can fail.

    Container fumigation of your belongings and furniture does seem like a good option for you. You might want to make sure the new home does not have bed bugs and document this inspection, in case there is an issue and you need to invoke any warranties you're given.

    Bed Bugs and Beyond does not do the fumigation but they are a middle man which sets up service with another company. Others here have used them. You can search for Bed Bugs and Beyond in the search box to see some discussions. Another company is Bed Bug Fumigation Services-- they have pods for container fumigation and might be worth a call.

    I understand there are companies offering heat treatment in trailers and this can be effective (e.g. Insect Inferno), however, I don't know of companies in NYC who do this.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    I have one more further question and would like to ask it here so that I can get an impartial reply. I would like to move and have the vikane treatment as soon as possible most especially since the landlord does not want to comply with the law. I am going to court next week regarding this.

    My question is whether I can get the vikane treatment in March. Its my understanding from previous posts that vikane should be done at a minimum temp of 40 degrees for it to be successful. Should I wait until May to get this done? Its more important to me to be able to move successfully out of this apt than to risk bringing bed bugs with me by moving too fast. I am also planning to have a bed bug dog check out my new apt before I move in.

    Many thanks in advance!

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    Why dont you ask the 2 firms recommended how they deal with cold weather fumigation. My guess is they either don't do it in cold weather or do it in an indoor garage. Getting "impartial" advice is good but at this point you should start asking questions of the firms themselves


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