Bedbugs infestation

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Also, the landlord told me that i have to sleep somewhere else for 3 days. I have some hostel in mind already, however. Have any of you that experienced bedbugs have this 3 days treatment, or just a few hours one?

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Backpacks should have washing instructions on a label somewhere in the bag or on the tags the bag came with. If it is a common bag or from a known company, try to google the bag name + company name + washing instructions.

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As I said before, the exterminator came and treated our bedroom after confirming that they were nowhere else. He treated that room, closed the door and we went back in the next day. No more problems after that. We did throw away the entire bed for our own peace.

 

Three days away should be plenty of time. I hope that your landlord pays for your accommodation.

 

Cleaning your dryer filter is another problem. Normally, one just takes all of the fluff, etc. out with ones hands and disposes of it.

 

 

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(finally i know how to quote)

 

 

Backpacks should have washing instructions on a label somewhere in the bag or on the tags the bag came with. If it is a common bag or from a known company, try to google the bag name + company name + washing instructions.

 

Thank you very much for the information, I am searching for it on the internet now, because have not find any labels.

 

 

As I said before, the exterminator came and treated our bedroom after confirming that they were nowhere else. He treated that room, closed the door and we went back in the next day. No more problems after that. We did throw away the entire bed for our own peace.

 

Three days away should be plenty of time. I hope that your landlord pays for your accommodation.

 

Cleaning your dryer filter is another problem. Normally, one just takes all of the fluff, etc. out with ones hands and disposes of it.

 

I am sorry, i think i misread your post back then, that you were away just for a few hours. My landlord said he is going to change the mattress, and i hope he do it right after the treatment, because he's known to be forgetful by the tenants.

I wonder if it's the landlord's responsibility to clean the dryer filter?

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I spoke with Himself and neither one of us can remember exactly if we stayed in the room the night of or after the treatment. It was a long time ago.

 

Sounds like your landlord has gotten the ball rolling. Good news.

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Turns out It's not that i need to stay 3 days this week, it's 1 day each week for 3 weeks. The Pro comes with spray and told me to close the door for a day, open the window the next day i get in and wiped things. I put the bed back again on myself. I forgot to ask how it's functioning, e.g exploded them from inside. I still see them on my room but i know i shouldn't expect it done after just one treatment. I really hope they really gone after the third.

About accommodation, my Vermieter didn't want to pay, the landlord told me right after he phoned them in front of me. He told me to ask for help in the HS. I feel bad, but hopefully it got sorted out.

 

Another question. What setting do you guys use for tumble dry usually? Without concerns of clothing labels. I use schranktrocken+ last time (in another Wohnheim, it's the 'hottest'). I wonder if it's' enough to kill all life stages of bedbugs? Any of you know the degree of schranktrocken and sehr trocken in celcius?

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Hi All,

 

I could do with your advice. I moved into my new apartment on 15th October and I think I might also be sharing my tenancy with some bed bugs. There are certainly bugs of some sort here.

 

Have only been in Germany for three weeks and I arrived just with the contents of a suitcase (no furniture) so I'm as sure as I can be that I didn't bring any friends with me. Since I moved into my apartment, I have noticed several small bugs, pale brown and about the size of a pinhead, all near my bed. Last night, I woke up at 1am thirsty, so I switched on the light to get up and I then saw about 20 of these little critters all running back towards the skirting boards to get away from the light. It would seem that I haven't seen many of these as they are all nocturnal and just get up in the night to party whilst I'm asleep. I have two questions for you all:

 

1: What are they? I initially thought bed bugs but after googling, I'm not 100% sure as they are smaller than most of the information says they are. They could, however be bed bug nymphs, ready to grow into adults after they have feasted on enough of my blood.

 

2: What on Earth should I do? I have only been in the apartment for a fortnight so I'm pretty sure that the bugs aren't mine. Is this the responsibility of my landlord to arrange to get this fixed? I speak a bit of German and she speaks a bit of English so we are able to communicate via email, however I think this will be a tricky conversation have. Are there products available that I can buy to just get this problem fixed on my own or would it be a job for the professionals?

 

Any and all advice is much appreciated!

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First thing is to inform your owner as soon as possible. Otherwise they shall assume you brought the bed bugs with you.

 

If bed bugs are not in a big number, you can try to kill them using this:

http://www.schneckenprofi.de/ungeziefer-spray-celaflor.html?id=5bcItezL&mv_pc=744

 

If bed bugs are more in number and you cannot control, the owner shall be calling professional who shall ask you to stay out of apartment, they will close the windows, release a gas to kill them in all corners including their eggs (around switches etc).

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Thanks Chidvilas, I'll compose that email to her now. Do I have to order that spray online or can I get it from somewhere like the Hagebaumarkt?

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I couldn't find it in supermarkets, hence ordered it online.

 

Verify if bedbugs have already laid eggs around switches, corners etc. You have to kill them too.

 

Keyword to ask in supermarket is "spray gegen Bettwanzen".

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Hi guys,

 

So, to keep it short:

 

1. We found bed bugs in our apartment – now we need to quarantine and protect ourselves while sleeping, before we can get rid of them completely.

2. I'm having great difficulty finding out where to buy this stuff in Berlin:

 

- bed bug proof mattress covers

- bed bug protectors/interceptors (like these)

- Diatomaceous Earth (to dry the little guys out)

 

Any help would be so great.

 

Also, if anyone has any exterminator recommendations I'm all ears!

 

Thanks guys and I trust you're enjoying your bed bug free year :)

 

Benny

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You might want to call the local health authorities for advice at 030 902940.

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Hi guys, I live in Bremen and I have discovered fleas in my flat - not sure how they got here, but I need to blast the place with a flea bomb (sometimes called flea fogger).

 

I looked at various websites - I thought Bauhaus might be a good bet, but t doesn't look like it. The pet shop Fressnapf seems to only do things for animals, not houses, so I'm stuck.

 

Any suggestions - preferably today!

 

Thanks, Al.

 

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Not sure why your thread has been merged as you appear to have fleas rather than bedbugs and the treatments are completely difffernt.

 

If you do have bedbugs then go see a specialist, you cant deal with it yourself. Seriously, dont even try.

 

If you have fleas then disregard most of this thread and you do indeed need flea power, an aerosol or a bomb or similar.

 

Seem to be available from amazon http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00I5CYVYQ/

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Ah! found it - agreed, not sure what it is doing here... Anyway. Thanks for the suggestions. If anyone knows of a shop (preferably a chain so that I can find it in Bremen) who sells the aerosol type set-it-off-like-a-firework-and-shut-the-door-behind-you type devices, please let me know ASAP (not on amazon!).

 

They work really well and instantly (well, in hours).

 

Thanks, Al.

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What do you mean by situation? We got them years ago when my ex was sending packages from China to our son. Other people bring them home in suitcases and such when traveling. I haven't heard of any epidemic.

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