Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bed Bugs

This little bug is a bed bug. It was found in our teens bedroom! Yesterday was not a good day as I called an exterminator and panicked.  We have a lot of work to do before Wednesday when they come to poison our house.  Yes, I wanted to cry.

The bugs are mainly in the teens room but have just recently travelled across the hallway to Sarah's bedroom.  The exterminator estimates that they came in the summer.  The summer was a rough time for our teen.  She had some friends over but also went to some places she wasn't supposed to.  We may never know how she got them.  It is scary to think that having someone spend the night can have such consequences.

The initial exterminator fee.....$1300 to treat upstairs and the couches.  I just purchased a new couch instead of one from Craigslist because I was afraid of getting bed bugs and now I have to pay to have it exterminated.  We have three kids with birthdays in November and then Christmas coming up, this is going to really hurt our budget. 

So yesterday it started.  We bagged up clothing and today have a lot of work.  The carpet has to be pulled away from the walls, everything vacuumed, outlets removed, everything has to be pulled away from the wall and everything has to be gone through.  John is going to start early but I have to do some school work.  I have some assignments due and will spend the morning doing them.

The expense started last night as John and the teen went to the laundromat.  After spending a $100 there all the clothing from those areas went to the garage.

It is going to be a long day.  We have a lot to due and the expense is already stressing because there are no guarantees that this will solve the problem.  From what I read there really isn't a good way to get rid of bedbugs.  Yes, I want to cry!


  1. That BUGS! Seriously, I'm sorry- what a pain.

  2. How completely awful!!! I am so sorry!

  3. wow. I had no idea bed bugs required that extensive of a cleaning! Holy Crow

  4. my dad runs a Lifestyle center and sometimes the guests bring bed bugs with them. My dad has taken to burning the mattresses when the bugs show up.

    I'm sorry you have to deal with that!