Dr. Denial on 04/08/2011
January 2010- Packing for a trip to Mexico, saw a bed bug on our couch and put a glass around it. When we returned, we asked the building exterminator to examine the specimen. He confirmed that it was a bed bug, but reassured us that sometimes you only pick one up on the subway, and if we had not gotten bitten, and saw no other bugs, we should not worry.
February 14th, valentines day. While kissing my honey's back, I notice that he has 3-4 areas of swelling no his neck. I am an MD so I righ
t him prescription for antibiotics, as I am in denial, and treat him for a staph infection related to "spider bites."
March 1st, Me and my honey have passed the stage of denial as we wake up in the early morning, scratching our bodies. Before leaving for work, we have racked up about 30 bites between the two of us.
March 13th, we are doing spring cleaning and find 5-6 dead bed bugs. We read tips on the web about how to conceal your mattress and put your bed on sticky blocks to prevent bites. We also start searching for a new apartment in an effort to break our lease.
316West39th on 01/06/2011
1. Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 - Noticed 1 bug
2. Wednesday, Jan 5th, 2011 - Contacted PestaWay at 261 W35th (www.pestawayinc.com), they sent a dog at 7am which confirmed presence of bed bugs and eggs.
3. Wednesday, Jan 5th, 2011 - Pestaway sent an exterminator to steam the floors/furniture (what was left after discarding) and then treated all around the apartment. In the meantime, all laundry was sent out to be cleaned, rugs thrown out and we purchased follow up treatment product to u
se before Pestaway comes back for a follow up in 2 weeks.
4. Thursday, Jan 6th 2011 - Using Pestaway has been utmost helpful and professional. This wasn't a cheap process but our landlord is willing to help with the cost (after I paid up front). We have taken all precautions to hopefully eliminate them, but if our landlord doesn't follow up and have the ENTIRE building checked, I'm afraid we might not get rid of them entirely.
--Expect a follow up report in 2 weeks once we can see if this treatment process was successful. BUT I would highly recommend Pestaway for ALL your needs. Very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff. You can reach them at 212-721-2521 and they are environmentally friendly.