+ Find Where the Bed Bugs Hide. Do Not Bring Back the Furniture to the Area Treated Without Full Inspecting It. As you know, furniture pieces are some of the most common nest of bed bugs. Hence, if you bring them back to the treated area without making sure that they don't have the pests, you run the risk of bringing the critters back to the
So I've gone into an apartment a few times in a 3-week time period that has been infested with bed bugs. I have not seen any signs of bite marks on my skin nor have I seen any bed bug activity but I bought this spray just in case. Should I still spray it even if I haven't seen any yet, or would that make things worse?
Often a great indicator of how long an infestation has been around is the number of adult bed bugs present. Generally it takes at least seven weeks for a bed bug to grow from an egg to an adult, so there should be no new adults from eggs during that period.
Figuring out when to call the coast clear requires that you know how long bed bugs will be able to survive without feeding. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation on the web about how often bed bugs feed and how long they can live without a meal. That makes figuring out your post-treatment timeline harder.
How long will it take to know for sure one way or the other whether or not we have them??? In many ways, that's an even harder question to answer. Bed bugs can be very difficult to detect, and esp. if you have a lone hitch hiker, it can be a while before you see any conclusive signs.
Bed Bug Behavior and Habit. Understanding the behavior of bed bugs (how they eat, live, and reproduce) will help you to find an infestation before it becomes established and to monitor for the presence of bed bugs after your home has been treated.