Does the first bed bug treatment always work?
Question: Does the first treatment from Orkin for a bed bug problem always work? Or do I have to wait until the treatment is complete? I can't sleep because I just found a bed bug after our first treatment.
Answer: Whether or not the first treatment works depends on the extent of the infestation. Keep in mind that it is rare to solve this kind of problem on the first try. An average number of three treatments are needed for bed bug control.
Here's what to expect after the first bed bug treatment. Your Orkin Pro will perform a follow-up visit to monitor the problem. Additionally, he or she will document the visit and recommend next steps to ensure the best maintenance approach for your home.
Question: I just had the second treatment done today and just saw a bed bug. Is that normal? It's already the second treatment, so I thought that I wouldn't be seeing bed bugs anymore.
Answer: There is no "normal" for beg bug control. The efficacy of the treatment is based on the size of the infestation at the start. If the second treatment was completed today and you saw a bed bug today, that same bed bug may well have died later in the day. So, it's best to monitor the progress over a course of 24 hours.
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