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Think couch is infested and very worried about rest of house

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  1. Curious

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Sun Dec 7 2008 20:40:57
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    Hi,

    We recently had a friend that stayed on our couch for about a month. He informed us that he thought the couch was infested with bedbugs because of all the itchy bites he had on his arms and legs that a coworker told him were bedbug bites. I myself hardly ever use the couch, maybe 5 or 6 times in the past 5 months and never for more than a few hours. I have never seen a bedbug, feces or casts but the couch is a dark color and don't know that I would see them anyway. I am terrified to go inspect thoroughly. How likely is it that the rest of the house is infested if the couch is? I've only been here 5 months, my mattress is the same age and I haven't seen any proof of bedbugs. I do have a lot of pimple like bumps on my back that don't itch and aren't bleeding and are only red when I touch/rub/pick at them. I only noticed them when I was scratching my lower back and just assumed they were pimples but now I am freaking out. I have inspected my mattress and don't see anything.

    I don't know what to do. I guess the first step would be to get some evidence and verify it with a PCO and then move on from there? I am a student and have no extra money for this sort of thing so I am terrified that even if we do have a problem I won't be able to afford to fix it? Any advice?

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Fri Dec 19 2008 1:51:00
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    I'm new to bedbugs myself, but I don't react at all. I just have little tiny red holes. The person who infected me just has bites that look like small pimples, although some itch. She had them for a while before she figured out what they are. I wouldn't wait and hope they aren't there because they longer you wait the harder they are to get rid of.

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    Fri Dec 19 2008 11:24:35
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    Curious - 1 week ago  » 
    *snip* I have inspected my mattress and don't see anything.
    I don't know what to do. I guess the first step would be to get some evidence and verify it with a PCO and then move on from there? I am a student and have no extra money for this sort of thing so I am terrified that even if we do have a problem I won't be able to afford to fix it? Any advice?

    Contact a professional and have them inspect.

    Best of luck!
    Tony Canevaro


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