How Many Bedbug Treatments Do I Need?

Bedbug treatment: Lifecycle of the bedbug

Only one fact remains the same with Bedbugs.  That is the more you research bedbug treatments & biology, the more confused you will get.  Remember these pests were all but forgotten for decades until they re-emerged a little over 10 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.  As a homeowner or business suffering From an infestation, the amount of varying information you will receive from professionals and websites will get your head spinning.

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, so when 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.
  2. 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 in all the right areas without worrying about re-infestation from hitchhiking bedbug nymphs and eggs on clothing and other household items.  Follow the instructions every time prior to receiving a treatment and check off everything on the list even if you feel it is un-necessary.  It only takes one to start the process all over again.
  3. 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.

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 and 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.

If you discover bed bugs in your home, contact Enviro Pest Control for immediate relief. Our certified team is educated in the most advanced bed bug protocols and equipped with the state-of-the-art resources necessary for complete eradication of these pests.