What if my bed bugs treatment doesn’t work?

When you have a bed bug infestation and begin to look for a company to eradicate the problem it can be quite over whelming. There a couple of questions you need to ask before making a decision.

  • What do I need to do before my treatment can be carried out?
  • How many treatments will it take to eradicate my problem?
  • What can I do/not do after my treatment has been carried out?
  • Where will the chemical be sprayed and is it harmful for me, my family or pets?
  • Will my treatment be guaranteed?
  • If it is guaranteed how does the guarantee work?

By asking these questions when finding quotes for the different bed bug treatment options on the market, you can prioritise the most important factors for yourself. Is it too much upheaval to bag everything up? Would it be too stressful having your home sprayed every 7 days? Would the treatment being guaranteed give you peace of mind?

If your treatment is guaranteed this will give you the comfort that if the treatment doesn’t work there will be follow up treatments to eradicate the bed bug problem.

But why do bed bugs come back or not go? Depending on the type of treatment you have will depend on why the bed bugs are still there. If you are having a heat treatment there are many different options. Full structural of the whole house like we offer, tents and pods and individual room heat treatments.

If you are having a pod/tent treatment this will involve heating the items in the room in a constructed tent. The perimeter of the room will then need to be sprayed to kill any eggs or bugs that are in or around the skirting boards and cracks and crevices of the room. With this type of treatment you can expect to see or be bitten by bugs after the heat treatment.

If you have a full structural heat treatment and within a few days’ notice bed bugs again this could be because of the structure of the building. Are there cold spots the bugs can hide in during the treatment? It could also be because the bugs are coming back in from somewhere else. Do the neighbours have bed bugs? Are you visiting someone with a bed bug infestation?

If you have a chemical treatment and notices that after 4-5 weeks you are still be bitten this could be because of a number of reasons. It could be coming in from somewhere else or it could be down to the chemical being used. Bed bug eggs take 18 days to hatch. Does the chemical last long enough to kill the nymph bed bugs when they hatch?

If you have any concerns regarding a bed bug treatment you have had done please do not hesitate to give us a ring for some free and friendly advice.