Help us get rid of this infestation.
June 4, 2010 11:01 AM Subscribe
[BugFilter] Something is biting the everloving hell out of us -- help!
posted by griphus to Home & Garden (24 answers total)
Okay, we've got an infestation in a Brooklyn apartment. It showed up completely randomly a month or two ago. Whatever these things are, they only bite at night leaving itchy welts that get worse when scratched and go away after a day or so if left alone. They only seem to bite when we sleep.
The thing is, there are no visible signs of bedbugs: no blood on the sheets (and the sheets are light pink.) No droppings. No dead bug bodies. The welts aren't usually clustered in a row like bedbug ones are prone to be -- once in a while it will be in a row, but usually they are on a specific place but apart from one another. But, again, there are two people in one bed and I haven't seen a single dead bug or bloodstains on the pillows or the sheets. I've been sleeping at a different place (my place) all the while as well for the last while and I/my place are fine.
Now, we've found some flying bug bodies: tiny with tiny round wings. Thinking they were noseeums, a cup of apple cider vinegar has been put by the window and nothing. Also: floor has been cleaned repeatedly and bleach has been poured down the sink.
Any ideas? Any pest control places you highly recommend that will do an evaluation before charging the big bucks?