Bed Bug Eggs – How Many Treatments?

Bed Bug Eggs

Bed Bug Eggs Overview

Identification and Bed bug eggs removal can be accomplished with the right tools and  methods. This means working with a bed bug professional to eliminate.  Bed bug eggs are small, white, and  the size of the head of a pin. You can see them with a naked eye but it is difficult.  Often require the use of magnification and a flashlight when searching for eggs.

Bed bug eggs cannot be picked up with a vacuum as when they are laid, they are sticky and attach to the surface. Most bed bug sprays will kill bedbug eggs on contact. Since they are easy to miss, a failure to kill bedbug eggs is usually the reason why 2 to 3 treatments are required before a bedbug population is removed from a home.  See below for how many treatments are needed.

Remember these pests were all but forgotten for decades until they re-emerged a little over 15 years ago.  Although we can understand the biology of these pests, the attempts to find new and innovative way to eliminate bedbug life cycles from a home or business is ever changing.

How Many Treatments Do I Need To Get Rid Of Bed Bug Eggs

Here is a couple factors on why there is varying opinions to the number of services needed to completely eliminate these pesky bugs.

  1. How Bad the Bedbug Infestation Is

Base on the thousands of applications EnviroPest Bedbug division has done over the years we have found that around 56% of infestations are eliminated on the first treatment. Females Bedbugs lay up to five (5) eggs a day and the amount can exceed 400 eggs in a lifetime.  Placed in small crack or crevices around the area they find a blood meal can create a ticking time-bomb.  These eggs can take 6-10 days to hatch.  You have multiple females laying eggs over an extended period of time there is the “all at once” factor.  Our calls involved either the folks who have noticed issues but not completely aware of the infestation or the “Oh no we’ve been overtaken!”  Best bet is to treat a few times to ensure you have eliminated the egg cycles even if you feel like they are all gone after the first time.

  1. How Well Did the Bedbug Prep Get Done

When you clean, don’t transport items from room to room and do the laundry and bedding consistently. Make sure the professional can take the time to get through the property.  Inspecting  all the right areas without worrying about re-infestation.  Hitchhiking bedbug nymphs and eggs on clothing and other household items can be deceiving.  Follow the instructions every time prior to receiving a treatment and check off everything on the list even if you feel it is unnecessary.  It only takes one to start the process all over again.

  1. How Thorough Was the Treatment & The Materials

This goes to the quality of the company. Whether you’ve chosen bedbug heat treatments or materials applied.  The time and effort spent using the proper materials is crucial to eliminating the adults, nymphs and the entire life cycle of this complicated bug.

How To Choose The Right Company

Taking these factors into account, EnviroPest  has designed treatments based on our experience in handling these pests.  A lot of folks will claim to be “experts.”  But, only experienced field operators and a true professional company can guarantee 100% elimination.  After thousands of bedbug treatments, we recommend Two (2) mandatory treatments.  Of course a third treatment may be recommended by the field tech.  Of course, we guarantee it for an extended period of time to ensure the issue is 100% resolved.  That’s why charging per treatment or short guarantees just doesn’t make sense.  There is no reason to reward poor technicians treatment using poor materials.  Find someone who gives a guarantee and who gives you the right information to resolve the issue not scare you into opening your wallet or purse.

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