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Removing Interceptors from Bed

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  1. ScaredInUWS

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    Posted 3 years ago
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    So we finished treatment in early December. Have not found anything since then. We never got bites. We placed passive monitors to the couch under the middle cushion (we spend a lot of time and sleep on the couch ALOT) and one on the bed under the mattress near the head of the bed. No signs. Today when we went to take the interceptors off the legs we found fecal stains on one of them and multiple dead bugs (normal since we did have BB) HOWEVER one of the dead bugs in the interceptor looked new (red still) while the others looked a little grey after being stuck in the interceptor for a while. Is this dead bug new or it just so happens to just not get stuck in as much talc/dust? Am I just being paranoid?? Help I don't know if I should contact my PCO again or not!!

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Mar 8 2016 1:30:54
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    I will alert David Cain (inventor of product) to this post as he may have suggestions.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Mar 8 2016 8:24:00
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    Any advice?

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Mar 8 2016 8:37:25
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    Can you post a picture of the bug?

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    Tue Mar 8 2016 8:43:56
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    jim danca - 6 minutes ago  » 
    Can you post a picture of the bug?

    I already thew it out.

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    Tue Mar 8 2016 9:22:22
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    If I was you I would clear out your interceptors (redust with talc if they are that type) and monitor them for fresh evidence. Jim Dance says count down 30 days with no signs of bedbug activity assuming you live in a multi occupation block

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    frightened - 44 minutes ago  » 
    If I was you I would clear out your interceptors (redust with talc if they are that type) and monitor them for fresh evidence. Jim Dance says count down 30 days with no signs of bedbug activity assuming you live in a multi occupation block

    I threw them out already Well like I said the passive monitors are clear and we have had no signs since late November (last treatment Dec 3). I'm just an anxious person and didn't know what to make of it

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    Hi,

    Sorry there is nothing concrete that can be added without a clear image.

    However, the one thing is does tell you is that prior to being captured in the interception devices the bedbug was off the sofa (assuming its caught in the outer ring). Its possible if fed while someone was sitting / sleeping and that it was deposited off the couch post feeding.

    I personally would say it is note worthy but not worthy of calling the PCO about. While some might treat on the evidence of a dead bedbug I prefer to focus on live being an indication of on-going and leave anything dead in the "success" category to be celebrated. If for no other reason than it is healthier for people to process / frame things this way.

    The fact that you Passive Monitors are clear is the best indication that you are clear and so long as you have worked out how you were exposed and can avoid that source in future its a result. It also means you have your first line of defense in place in case you do get exposed again.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 3 years ago
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    bed-bugscouk - 29 minutes ago  » 
    Hi,
    Sorry there is nothing concrete that can be added without a clear image.
    However, the one thing is does tell you is that prior to being captured in the interception devices the bedbug was off the sofa (assuming its caught in the outer ring). Its possible if fed while someone was sitting / sleeping and that it was deposited off the couch post feeding.
    I personally would say it is note worthy but not worthy of calling the PCO about. While some might treat on the evidence of a dead bedbug I prefer to focus on live being an indication of on-going and leave anything dead in the "success" category to be celebrated. If for no other reason than it is healthier for people to process / frame things this way.
    The fact that you Passive Monitors are clear is the best indication that you are clear and so long as you have worked out how you were exposed and can avoid that source in future its a result. It also means you have your first line of defense in place in case you do get exposed again.
    Hope that helps.
    David Cain
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    I really appreciate the insight! It was actually in the inner ring of the interceptor not the outer. All the other dead ones were in the outer ring. I have some of my original dead bed bugs in a ziplock [they are also still red] and the one I found in the interceptor had the same look to it. The passive monitors are still stark white. I mean I am now at 3 months post treatment if I still had BB I feel like I would have seen a live one by now....

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    Posted 3 years ago
    Tue Mar 8 2016 23:16:19
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    Thanks, David!


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