Ive had what i thought was very itchy athletes foot. At first it was tops of both feet. Then a huge spot on my legs tonight. Well when i got out of the shower to go to bed, i found two BIG bugs and a lil tiny one. Squished em. Blood. I read a redbook article about bedbugs, so i go look for blood spots, black smears. And find them. With a few more big bugs! Maybe 4 1x1in smear spots, all on my side of the bed. (my husband & daughter have no sign of "rash" bites) I AM FREAKING OUT. I vaccumed what was there. IAM NOT SLEEPING IN THERE TONIGHT. We have not traveled, no hotel stay, if i buy second hand i wash it, no camping. My best friends family went camping & shes saying they came back with "rashes" did they do this to my family?!? What am i going to do? We have $ for a new mattress but only becuz i was saving 650 to unsuspend my license!!! Im crying & i feel disgusting like my skin is crawling.i feel so alone. Its 3am here after all. Please help me if you know what to do or have been through this ladies. Thank you.
UPDATE- exterminator is coming tommorow. I have my mattress in a waterproof zippered cover & no new bites since ive done that. I still have a LOT to do though. My box spring/mattress are on the floor so were gonna go pick up a hollywood frame. Does anyone have a suggestion as to where to pick up lavender essential oil? I dont want to do online cuz I dont want to wait for it to ship. Any ideas on what would heal the bites faster? Im using neosporin, alcohol, bio oil. Thank you for all the advice & support ladies!
2nd update- I have a awesome exterminator! He totally put my mind at ease. He only saw them in our bed. No walls, furniture, frames, outlets, anni's room. He was so thorough. (sp?) & showed me pics of a bad infestation. It'll haunt your dreams! ! Tons of shells & bugs & blood& poop! On peoples beds! It was something out of a horror movie. Im still gonna follow through with the DIY stuff, but im no longer hopeless!
on May. 8, 2012 at 4:10 AM