bedbugs are ruining my life

my hell with bedbugs and how im going to handle them

Thursday, August 18, 2005

my first post - scared and ready for revenge

im starting to share my story because i need a vent and maybe can help people.
please excute the poor grammar and spelling that will follow.
here goes...
i went to chicago on business and stayed at a very nice hotel. the #2 hotel on trip advisor.com
i thought the room was great- clean, new hotel, etc. i woke up on my 2nd night there with red welts on my arms. 5 on one and 1 on the other. since i have sensitive skin, i thought i was
allergic to the aveda products they supplied me for the shower. i bought itch cream in in the way home.

when i get home, i bring my bag to my bedroom and go out. i get home and i change for dinner out. i think i went into my bag to get a bra maybe, and I left the bag open.

we get back from dinner and i go to bed with my warm fiance. i am so happy to be in my bed.
the next morning i do some research on my bites. i am in utter dismay!!!!!!!!!!!!! its fucking bedbugs!!!!!!!!!!! so i run into my room, grab my bag, empty it out, and take all the clothes out and wash them. fiance wakes up with a few bites. i freak out even more. those fucking bastards
crawled into my suitcase and are now in my room!!!!!!!!
i take all the sheets off and throw them in the wash. then i vacuum the bed and steam it. i vacuum the floor. im totally freaking.

the next night fiance tihnks bed is fine so he sleeps in it. he gets bitten again! worse than last night!! so im really scared at this point. im going crazy crying and freaking out.
i cann an exterminator and he says he will come on tuesday (the next day). i sleep that night in
the living room with the lights on while he sleeps in the guest noom. no bites. thank god.

at this point i still have not seen one bug or a sign of a bug until the afternoon of monday when i spotted a dead dried on on my blanket in the bedroom.

i leave work on the morning the exterminator comes, so i can meet him at the house. he sprays the mattress and put powder around the cracks. i go back to work obsessing. i decide to become a bedbug expert.

tuesday night i sleep half of the night in the living room and the next night in the guest bedroom with fiance. i feel so bad because this bedbug thing is already hurting us. i am not my self, i keep crying uncontrollably and i am very stressed. he seems more ok with it. call me crazy but blood sucking bugs that come out at night kinda scare me.

wednesday mornig i wake with no bites and fiance has none either. wednesday all day i read about bedbugs. i read and post on different sites looking for answers. i am thinknig i have to wash everything in that room and store is separately. alot of work to do.

wednesday evening o go home ot change clothes. i head to a bbq at my boss house. i get drunk and they let me stay. how nice it was to sleep in a safe bed. i wake up. no bites, but then i worry, what if i wore clothes from my closet and bugs were in the clothes? now im sitting at work with a big red itchy mark on my chest. it could be a mosquito from the bbq (i hope).

i decide in my mind that the exterminator did not do a thorough enough job. i order $75 worth of chemicals from the "do it yourself pest control" online store. when those items arrive next week, those fucking bastards will get his so bad they wont know what fucking hit them.
i am miserable.

tonight i will sleep at home with fiance. tomorrow i am heading to long island to pick out bridesmaid dresses for my wedding in april. i usually prefer being at home, but this weekend, i cant wait to be on long island.

17 Comments:

At 9:07 PM, Blogger LendingAdvice said...

Hi Scared and ready for revenge,


Its 2007, What happened with your ugly, unwanted bastards? My 2 boys had them also, in their bedroom...Where they came from I have no idea we have lived here for 4 years never travelled anywhere...but they did have friends that stayed over and of course brought overnight bags in tow....Any hoo...My husband told me to spray kerosene around the bedroom, bathroom, and closet doors..this was to keep them from leaving that room...I washed all bedding, curtains, clothes, took apart the bed,and laid mattress out on the deck....I then went to Lowes...bought Bayer Home advanced pest control...indoor/outdoor..Blue gallon jug with sprayer...last up to 9 Months....I sprayed every crease in that room from top to bottom...sprayed carpet...sprayed every screw, hole and crack of bed frame...sprayed pillows...sprayed the mattress and box springs to be exact I SOAKED the room with this stuff and left mattresses outside for 3 days...DO NOT SLEEP in that room for a week....Then go back and soak everything all over again...I did this 3x and after 24 days... I let my kids return to their room... and they were never biten again....I waited 3 months and soaked the room again...That stuff really works but it is a killer to inhale.....but like you I wanted the bastards terminated..It did the job

Let me know what happend with u! Thanks
me

 
At 8:17 PM, Blogger Worried said...

Hi Me,

I just read your comment to scared and ready for revenge and you gave me hope. My son just got bit by something in his sleep a couple of days ago. Twelve bites and they all look different. I wouldn't be so worried about these bites but this is the second time this has happened the first time was five months ago and the bites are exactly the same as before. I read that bed bugs feed every 5 to 10 days but what else could be biting my son. I have taken him to our doctor and she has no idea what it could be. I am really worried...though I have not found any bed bugs, blood, or feces spots I feel what else could be biting my son? Thank you for all your advice...

Sincerely,
Worried

 
At 4:57 PM, Blogger KD said...

Nov 17, 2007
the place I live is infested with these horrible creatures and I must have 100 s of bites that look like a rash I have requested help but get the run around.At first i didn't know what they were.Like most i waited to see if this problem continued.I have told the mgrs office many times and can't get a straight answer.I work so I'm not here when the bug man comes out...not my problem..They knew about this before I moved in and chose not to tell.The "treatment" they use just moves them from apt to apt.i can't afford to throw my stuff out or even take all my things to the laundry mat and wash them in hot water,How is this going to kill the ones living in the structure? why is this all on me and not the buildings responsibility?What about loss of sleep and the rash all over my body?I have evidence in plastic bags.All different stages of growth..This is starting to consume my life..

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Life @ The Bottom said...

Man, I thought I was all alone in this battle! Here is the story, Like most, I never even knew bedbugs were real, I thought they were a childrens fairytale! I am 40yo, I lived in a clooege Frat-house in Newark NJ, no problems. Had four apartments...no problems. THEN a relative gave us an old couch...PROBLEMS. They got everywhere! I went crazy, pulling up carpets, ripping apart furniture, pulling the molding off the walls. I sprayed, bleached, got bug sprays and bedbug sprays and bleached-hydrogen peroxide some more, EVERYTHING. And they LIVE!I live in an old house now with old flooring and huge cracks, I know they are here...And the battle continues...GOOD LUCK!!

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Francis said...

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At 4:50 PM, Blogger Francis said...

I have never ever see these things in my life till this morning!!! And I've lived in some shady places stayed in worse, and grew up in foster home and never ever ever have I seen these things I mean ever!!! I think I tracked then from my uncle's place he's got a tenant/friend staying at his place while he's working in the area, and back in January my uncle told me they found bed bugs he'd never seen these things either and he's had a wild life as well. Any ways I didn't think any thing of it. Seriously I've never seen any thing like this and the thought that I could tack these little pricks home never crossed my mind.
Any ways I found these things on my bed this morning and now I under stand why I was getting all kinds of welts around my fresh tattoos and stuff!
So I looked this up on the internet and found this out fit that comes to you place and heats the place up to 140F for something like 4 hours and that's suppose to rid you place of all kinds of pests specially bed bugs, and doesn't bring in all kinds of nasty harmful chemicals into your dwelling. Thing is it's not cheap!!! $1600.00!!! Well my view on it is this I don't want chemicals I don't understand brought into my condo, and I want this to end right NOW!!! I'm pissed off big time at having to shell out this kind of cash, but I refuse to spray my home up with pesticides!!! So I think this make sense, I'm just having a hard time with the cost of dealing with this. They come once and warranty what they do. Any thought or feedback would be appreciated. I found info on wikipidia that over the last 3-4 years these things have quickly been becoming an epidemic all over North America and that they are now a very common pest!!! Oh yah I also found out too that these things are very susceptible to heat and that heat is one of the best way to rid your self of this nightmare!

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger catsun said...

i just found out i had bed bugs my room mate told me he had them i'm the only one getting bite my husband sleeps with me and nothing.Iwas homeless in the street and never had anything like this i;ve been living there 4 yrs now this. my friend had them and was told to use cold water to kill then from the guy that came to sprey her home . was this so he could keep coming back for more money help i con't get new stuff or pay one of these guy to come to my room

 
At 12:07 AM, Blogger fear said...

Sept 05, 2010
I bought this townhouse Oct 2006 for a good price. In the last yr, my wife and daughter have been waking up with red welts all over their body's, I have had them from time to time but thought they were ingrown hairs. As time went on I found out we had bed bugs as they were infesting my daughters mattress, Okay we'll just get the exterminator in and rid these pieces of shit.....NO I DON'T THINK SO!! To date I have had my house sprayed 6 times to no effect, then after research I find out about thermal heating (big propane heaters that bring the temperature of your house up to as high as 190 degree's for 4-6 hrs!) you see bed bugs die after exposures of 113 degrees for 40 min. Okay I had had these guys come out and giver shit! it was so hot in my house my wife's vacuum melted as well as some other damage (which they payed for) pheewwww bed bugs are gone right? Wrong these fuckers showed up again 2 days later so I call the thermal guys on their guarantee, Sure enough they come on out and do it all over again while my poor wife has to prep once again (the stress is killing us now) we have to leave the house for 6 hrs as we both booked time of work AGAIN to oversee this process. This time the guys at thermal heat tellus they've found the infestation...behind the baseboard heater's wow this is a relieve to us bed bugs gone right? OMG as I write this to you it is 3 am in the morn my daught woke up this morn with bites all over her (it's been just over a week since the thermal guys have been here) I wanted to stay up and check for bedbugs and I FOUND THEM AGAIN IN HER BEDROOM WHILE SHE SLEEPS! we have quarantined her from sleepovers since the treatment so where are they coming from? the neighbors say they don't have them (would they really tell me?) I am ready to hang my self (no fucking joke) extermination and treatment fee's have cost us just about 5,000 dollars and they still live? I am going to walk away from my home and loose everything,,,Thats why I think gasing myself is easier.

 
At 7:57 AM, Blogger paddler said...

Fear: Think homicide, not suicide!

 
At 2:44 PM, Blogger Chelsea said...

listen i know exactly what you're going thru. i just moved into my grandmas house and apparently they had the bed bugs removed about a year earlier. well, wouldn't you know.. they came back! so for the past year and a half i've been just obssessing about these nasty bugs. i can't even get sleep at night. it's affecting my life! i'm afraid to have people over. the infestation is just sooo bad! theirs even times where i'll be out and i'll see one crawling on my purse or on my pant leg or something.. WHAT THE HELL! i just pray to god that no one else sees them.. it is so embarassing. My grandma has gotten rid of her bed.. and the two couches in the living room and nothing seems to have completely helped. we got rid of some.. but they're in my bed.. on my carpet.. in my clothes.. on the rugs in other rooms in the house.. i can't even sit in my own home in peace. i don't know if you're like me but i really cannot afford to pay a professional. this whole situation is sickening. i'm a teenager and i can't have people sleep over or anything because of this shit. i find a maybe on or two on my bed a day/night & i kill them. sometimes i even see them on the walls (my bed is against a wall). their is too much shit in my room because i share it with my little sister.. we have bunkbeds but they only seem to fucking torture me.. like i'd rather die then deal with these little fuckers for another year so if anyone can give me any cheap suggestions or something then pleaseeeee help me. i'm so desperate.

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger puja said...

I would love to talk about you regarding bed bugs for a new documentary for a national network.
can you please contact me at puja.seth@optomenusa.com

 
At 3:33 AM, Blogger just somebody said...

I have had bed bugs for a little over a year now. Who knew with new boyfriend and his kids tgey would bring bed bugs oh yea and lice :( :(. I cant sleep any more, I have nightmares, I dont want ppl over, I really just wanna torch my entire apartment. I dont no what to do. Someone HEEELLLP MEEEEEE

 
At 7:58 PM, Blogger new2bedbugs said...

Been dealing with bed bugs for 3 months now. Had orkin in, have 2 kids, we're losing everything :(

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger new2bedbugs said...

If cost to treat would go down, maybe it wouldn't spread.

 
At 8:11 PM, Blogger new2bedbugs said...

Been dealing with bed bugs for 3 months now. Had orkin in, have 2 kids, we're losing everything :(

 
At 7:43 AM, Blogger K Bennett said...

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At 10:48 PM, Blogger Menia Mcmoejoe said...

I HATE F***ING BED BUGS I FEEL LIKE IM LOSING MY MIND IM CONSENTLY CLEANING. I DONT HAVE BIG ONES MY PROBLEM IS KILLING THE ONES FROM THE EGGS THE BIG ONES LEFT BEHIND. AND IT EXTREMELY SUCKS BECAUSE I CANT SEE THOSE LITTLE FUCKERS . I SHARE A ROOM WITH MY SON AND MY CONCERN IS HIS SAFETY. I CANT SLEEP ANYMORE WHEN EVER ANYTHING TOUCHES MY SKIN I JUMP I THINK I SEE BUGS OUT THE CORNERS OF MY WYES I DREAM ABOUT BUGS ITS RUINING MY LIFE!!! ILL SOAK EVERYTHING IN RUBBING ALCOHOL AND FOR TWO DAYS ILL SLEEP OKAY UNTIL I FEEL A BITE OR THREE. IVE THROWN MY MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING AWAY NOW I HAVE TO THROW MY SONS BED AWAY WE HAVE NOTHING TO SLEEP ON. NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I BEEN SCARED TO DEATH OF SLEEPING? IVE BOMBED IVE SPRAYED IVE SOAKED I EVEN TRIED DAMN DRYER SHEETS I CANT AFFORD A TERMINATOR BUT FOR WHAT IM READING DOESNT LOOK LIKE IT WORKS ANYWAY. I SWEAR BEDBUGS ARE THE WORK OF SATAN. PLEASE HELP ME HOW DO I GET RID OF THE EGGS I CAN NOT SEE. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME YOUR ADVICE PLEASE MENIA1201@GMAIL.COM THANK YOU

 

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