First Truck, It Has Bed Bugs

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Pianoman's Comment
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That's great news. Kudos for handling the situation so professionally.

G-Town's Comment
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Well done Matthew. Happy for you...sounds like it worked out for the good. Best wishes for success.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Glad things worked out for you. I still don't see any bugs at all but keep getting bitten. I went home for my week vacation took a ton of benadryl and all cleared up. Got back on the truck and a day later I'm all itchy again.

I tore this truck apart looking for something...anything...can't see a darn thing.

I'm probably just crazy. Lol .

MyNameGoesHere's Comment
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Could be another pest, if you have animals fleas would come to mind. Could be an allergic reaction to something in the truck causing the itching or rash.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Gee thanks, that thought never crossed my mind & NOW you got me wondering hmmm , what’s this dude bringing to my ride????

MyNameGoesHere, please do start a thread on bed bugs. I have a new guys in my truck all the time now that I train and it's a concern of mine. I don't want them bringing it in and my truck being infested.

Will M.'s Comment
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Glad things worked out for you. I still don't see any bugs at all but keep getting bitten. I went home for my week vacation took a ton of benadryl and all cleared up. Got back on the truck and a day later I'm all itchy again.

I tore this truck apart looking for something...anything...can't see a darn thing.

I'm probably just crazy. Lol .

Did you ever find out what it was? I'm having a similar problem now. There's no visible bugs. When I left the truck for a couple days, it seemed to begin getting better. Now, it's making me lose my mind. I have no pets.

G-Town's Comment
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Glad things worked out for you. I still don't see any bugs at all but keep getting bitten. I went home for my week vacation took a ton of benadryl and all cleared up. Got back on the truck and a day later I'm all itchy again.

I tore this truck apart looking for something...anything...can't see a darn thing.

I'm probably just crazy. Lol .

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Did you ever find out what it was? I'm having a similar problem now. There's no visible bugs. When I left the truck for a couple days, it seemed to begin getting better. Now, it's making me lose my mind. I have no pets.

And you may never see them moving around. They travel at night, and only for a couple hours at a time. Look for their excrement; tiny black dot smaller than a pinhead. Also tiny traces of blood. Trace the dots and blood to the areas you are being bit...they will literally leave their mark on your sheets or pillow. Otherwise you may have a flea infestation.

Google bedbugs for more info.

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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In my case, my former student left a sleeping bag and a few clothing items on the top bunk. I wanted to give her time to retrieve them, but she just said to discard them.

After 2 months, i threw the stuff out and stopped itching several days later. It was weird cause i dont go on the top bunk and never touched her stuff. Either I had an allergic reaction from something of hers that went airborne or maybe there were fleas in her stuff or something.

Another time on the same truck, my cat got fleas. I usually give him monthky Revolution drops as a preventative. I ran out and he got fleas. I never saw any but the vet found them. Even though he never leaves the truck, fleas are all over the truck stops and slaughter house plants. I got a room, washed everything and sprayed the entire truck so much it needed to air out for 4 days.

problem solved.

Peter M.'s Comment
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Man, that skeeves me out. I hope they're gone for good.

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