Will your bed bugs come back after extermination? That depends on a few things. How you protect yourself makes a big difference.
Bed bugs can be hard to get rid of, but it’s not impossible. In fact, there are many effective methods for exterminating bed bugs.
However, even if you’ve done all the right things to get rid of your infestation and prevent them from coming back, there is still a chance that it’ll reappear in your home.
If you want to keep these bloodsuckers out of your life forever, you need to stay proactive even after your bed bug exterminator leaves.
Bed bugs are pretty hardy.
- They can move fairly quickly for their size
- They can live without a blood meal for months
- They can develop immunities to chemical pesticides
- They can survive some heat treatments and even freezing
- They can communicate and warn each other when it’s unsafe
- They can escape extermination and come back to bite you later
- They can hide almost anywhere thanks to their small, flat bodies
- They can reproduce quickly, and most DIY treatments won’t get the eggs
Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eradicate.
In addition to being tough as nails and able to withstand starvation for weeks at a time, bed bugs are also excellent hitchhikers.
If you’re not careful about how you dispose of your belongings during treatment or after eradication has been completed , then the bedbugs could easily be reintroduced into your home from the vacuum bag or from some other item in storage.
This means that even if you’ve killed all of the bedbugs in one room of your house, another part of your home could still be infected by stray members that were hiding elsewhere!
Bed Bugs Are Great at Finding Hiding Places
It’s important to make sure that you have eliminated all of the bugs and their eggs during your extermination process. If even one bed bug remains, they will come back.
Because bed bugs are so small and hardy, you’ll need to be thorough in your search for hiding places. They can fit into tiny cracks and crevices all over your home.
Be sure to check any area where you think they might be hiding: mattresses, box springs and other furniture; walls; floorboards; ceilings (including inside light fixtures).
The problem with DIY bed bug pest control methods is that they don’t always work. Only a trained professional can handle an infestation.
- Bed bugs can hitch a ride home with you while traveling
- Bed bugs can travel from room to room using electrical outlets
- Bed bugs can avoid being killed by essential oils and other DIY treatments
- Bed bugs can hide in tiny cracks and crevices and are often missed by DIYers
- Bed bugs can be brought into your home by guests who don’t know they have them
It’s easy for your DIY bed bug control efforts to miss some of the bugs in your home. Even if you do get rid of all the bedbugs in your home, it’s still possible for new ones to hitch a ride on YOU!
Make sure you do bed bug inspections regularly to avoid ending up with a full-blown infestation.
Professional extermination can help, but you still have to make the effort to protect yourself from bed bugs.
You can’t just rely on an exterminator to keep your home free from bed bugs. In order for them to stay away for good, you must take steps every day to ensure that bed bugs do not return.
We designed a 3-Step Bed Bug Treatment to help our pest control clients make the most out of our extermination services. The last step is prevention.
Our exterminators provide you with everything you need to protect yourself from bed bugs after we leave. We’ll also schedule follow-up treatments to make sure your bed bugs are gone.
There’s no magic bullet for bed bug control. You’ll need to make the effort to stay safe from these pests. If you want to get rid of them completely, you’ll need help from a professional.
Call Bedbug911 today for a free bed bug treatment plan. 718 517 2227