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This is a tentative Yay
October 3, 2017
We made a mistake. A little over a year ago we dropped my daughter off for sleepaway camp and, on our way home, stopped at a cute little second hand store. While there, we fell in love with this antique sleigh bed and thought, "Wow! how awesome would it be to get this for her and surprise her with it for her birthday!" That's how the nightmare began. We'd never seen a bed bug before. So when my son, who slept across the house from her room, started bringing us these bug carcasses he'd squished, we had no idea at first what we were looking at. It took us weeks to realize we had bed bugs. Longer still to locate the source of the infestation. In some ways, it's hard to believe it's been just a year. We'd been able to keep on top of the bug problem until I was hospitalized, and then keeping me alive became the family priority, and the bugs did what they do best--they multiplied, spreading from two bedrooms to the rest of the bedrooms, then to the living room. We've lost furniture to the fight, furniture I loved, but that we ultimately couldn't save. We've faced embarrassment, terrified that we'd be discovered as 'that' family with the dreaded bed bug problem.
We have fought them, at times when it seemed like a hopeless battle. At times when it seemed like giving up our home was the easier way to go. Because where we live hiring an exterminator isn't as easy as it sounds, or, for our family, cost effective. We've done bug bombs, alcohol, spraying poisons, etc. Washing and drying and vacuuming and everything the internet tells us to try. And still we'd wake up with bites all over. Still those nasty little monsters kept outpacing us. I can't sit in my living room. I go to bed only because I have no choice, and it's become so stressful to do so that my insomnia has returned full force.
And then we found diatomaceous earth (DE). We found this product, specifically. My husband first put down a layer in our bedroom about three weeks ago. I've stopped getting bitten! My older daughter reports she hasn't been bitten (after we treated her room). I've come to order more because it seems to be working. We've finally got a weapon in our arsenal that is giving us the upper hand. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because we've only used it once. I may edit this review in future.