Today, I woke up to something crawling on my leg. Thinking it might be a spider, I jumped out frantically to check. The good news: it's not a spider. The bad news: it's a bedbug. My apartment was just treated for them. FML

by Elgrin / 06/17/2016 at 2:03pm / United States (Texas) / Miscellaneous

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  • It's really sad when the spider is the more preferred option.

    #3 - On 06/17/2016 at 8:52pm by pandalover69

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  • Sometimes it takes more than one treatment to exterminate a large infestation. Also, if you have not already done so for the previous treatment, wash all you clothing and linens on hot setting and bag them air-tight in garbage bags. Keep what you are not using inside the bags for 6 weeks if possible. Also, for your bedding, they sell zippered covers for the boxspring and mattress, as well as plastic double lipped cups to place under the legs of the bed. Some powdered diatomaceous earth may be helpful to sprinkle around the floor and corners of the room, but be warns that bedbugs are resistant to most chemical agents and usually require heat or cold to kill, and unfortunately may live for up to a year unfed!

    I know it is a pain to go through all of this, but it is better than living with bedbugs. I've been through this at my previous apartment and finally moved once a second treatment was done and the next inspection was negative. Hope everything works out for you.

    #4 - On 06/17/2016 at 8:55pm by ragnarok1540

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