Sunday, May 19, 2019

Bed Bug Trauma

Her apt when she moved in. She threw everything out.

I'd hate to be my step-daughter right now. She found some more bed bugs yesterday morning. They are really hard to get rid of. Unfortunately, it is her responsibility to get rid of them. Everyone kept telling her the property management was responsible. NOOOO, unless you get them within so many days of moving in. She's been living there several years now.  Also, rental insurance doesn't cover it either.

What do you do? You can't live in constant FEAR of bed bugs.

Since all of this, my husband and I are kinda freaked as well. I change our bed sheets weekly and also wash the blankets but the dust ruffle around the boxsprings - not so much. So we ripped that puppy off, and sterilized it, flipped the mattress, did an inspection and even bought an OTC bedbug spray to hose down the mattress.

We still are scratching. 

I've never known anyone in my 65 years, to have bedbugs. It's terrible because they are almost impossible to get rid of. You have to spend quite a bit of your hard earned money to get fumigated. It's like, I'd rather have termites! (not!)

At least with mice or rats - you get a cat.
Fleas? Treat your animals. We never get fleas. They can be like bed bugs, but way easier to get rid of. I've never had cockroaches either. Char had them a couple of years ago, but the property management was responsible for that.

I told her a couple of years ago when she had roaches - that she needed to find a better place. But she likes it there - it is a cute apartment, next to the Sacramento River. But come on now...

So now she is thinking that maybe she should move but since the fires, and we have thousands of displaced people, rents have gone up and the availability of rentals are slim. It's not the right time. She will have to wait it out for another 2 years. (Once people get their homes re-built etc)


  1. I just Googled "How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs' OMG!! I feel so sorry for you and your step-daughter. Plus, I get the creepy's just thinking about them.

  2. Bed bugs are not something I have ever seen or expeienced

    1. I hope and pray we never get them.


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