Last Monday Chloe woke up and I noticed 3 bug bites on her leg near her ankle. I figured she'd gotten bitten the night before out playing. No big deal. Then Tuesday she wakes up with one on each arm also.
I get a little concerned but not too bad. I check the bed etc for a mosquito. Nothing.
The next day someone jokingly suggests bed bugs. That's all I needed. I spend the rest of my work day googling bed bugs, viewing pictures, reading descriptions of what they look like, what their bites look like so on and so forth.
I get home that night and check the bed again. nothing. I pull the sheets and mattress pad and put them in the laundry on hot. That should do it right?
The next day still worrying. I don't want everyone else to have them too.. so I pull her sheets and mattress pad, quilt and extra blankies and put them in the wash again. on hot. While they are washing I pull her bed out and vacuum everywhere.. the whole carpet, down where the carpet meets the baseboards completely. Then I wipe down the whole bed frame. And I take all her stuffed animals in the bin next to her bed and plop them in the dryer for 40 minutes on high heat. I chuck a few things that seem to simply be collecting dust and call it a day.
No more bites since then. Probably a rogue mosquito but you never know with these things so it's better to be safe than sorry. Which brings me to my next entry.. stay tuned.
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