Thursday, March 22, 2012

I think I have bed bugs.

My bites are worse....  Sigh.  I called a exterminator that uses heat to kill them, he didn't see any signs but to treat the whole house would be $1850.  Yikes!  We are in the process of buying a new house and no thanks, we'll need that money for the new house.  But, I definitely don't want to bring the bugs with us....  So, I'm having Terminix come check it out on Wednesday.  They use a freeze treatment, we'll see how much the estimate is.  There is a bug sniffing dog out of Norman, but the dog costs $250, I'm not sure I want to pay that either.  Until then, I'm going to get another mattress cover for the box springs, a steam cleaner, and hope for the best.  Maybe, I'll order some other things.  I'm incredibly stressed out about it and I have ugly red spotches all over my torso, side, and back.  I feel super unsexy.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Don't let the bed bugs bite!

I'm itching now as I type this....

BED BUGS?!?!?!?!

Okay, here is the scenario....

Last week, I noticed some itchy welts on my back and chest area.  Since, I am already allergic to everything under the sun ('cept cockroaches) and I have eczema and sensitive skin I assume I'm having a weird allergic reaction to something.
Then, Friday, as I am done with duty, walk over  to the principal and assistant, I hear something about bites.  Huh, bites, what?  "What is going on?"  I ask.  Then I am informed that one of the annexes....(wait, I work in an annex) might, possibly, have bed bugs.  "I have itchy red sores all over my back." I say.  "What do bed bugs look like?" I ask.  "Little, like fleas." They say.  Oh, man, I have seen something like this crawling on my notebook, twice....  And, apparently all over my body, hence the bites.  We find a book, in the library, indeed my bites do look like bug bites.

At this point, I am thinking, Oh no, please, I hope I haven't brought bed bugs into my home.

So far, my bites are getting better, and I have no new signs.  Please cross your fingers for me.  It is Spring Break though.  Otherwise, I'm in for some major steam cleaning, alcohol spraying, praying, and calling the bed bug exterminator action.

Also, since I'm so stressed out about it, my eczema is flaring up.  Uuughh, sigh.