March 12th, 2012
Last week, was rather a busy week for me. Busy with work? Nope. Busy with what? Cleaning my house!!
Well, it started way back, during CNY… When we just got back from hometown after a week holiday, the minute we opened our front door, there was this bad smell coming out from the 3rd room. The smell was really bad, it was like something dead inside the room.
Immediately we opened all the windows to let the air flow and at the same time trying to find the dead “thing” in the room. We ended up found nothing in the room. However we did noticed some stain on the plaster ceiling. I asked FL, could it be the bird dead in the roof?
When the management office reopened, I went to file a complaint, to ask them to remove the bird nest or dead bird in the roof. They asked me to wait for their call, so I waited.
Day by day, week by week, it was our fault too for not chasing the management earlier. The smell gone after a few days and we thought we shall just wait for the management to call us. What a bad decision we’ve made!!
A week ago, we woke up getting bites from “dono what” from our bed. It was red and itchy!! And I noticed this tiny little thing on our bed sheet. It was so tiny, like a black dot and if it’s not moving, u won’t be able to notice it.
At first, I thought it was bed bug.. and I even planned to throw away my RM 2K mattress. Luckily I did some research and realized, bed bug should be bigger and not as tiny as the “thing” I saw.
I decided to contact the pest control company and when I was at their website, I saw that “thing” on one of the images on the pest control website. It was bird mites!! OMG!!
Immediately I called the management office to ask them to come and remove the bird nest/dead bird ASAP. And then I called the pest control company, pest control comp told me it was difficult to kill those mites (becos it’s too tiny) so they advised me to vacumn my floor, wall, corners, beds everyday for a week and monitor. It should go away by then and if it’s not, then only they will come over to do pest control. Besides that, I should wash all washable stuff with hot water to get rid of all the mites.
So that is why I am so busy last week, busy vacuuming, busy sending all my clothes, bed sheets, towels, carpet and etc etc to dobi to wash with hot water. ~sigh…
A few lesson learned from this incident…
1. Try not to buy the unit near the roof (except pent house, that’s different story) if you are planning to buy a condo.
2. Beware of birds, especially dead birds. Removed them ASAP!!
3. Get a washing machine that can wash with hot water!!
Mites are gone now.. and I hope they will be gone FOREVER!!!! Please DON’T COME BACK!!!!