Can Bed Bugs Come Back After Treatment?

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One of the most common questions we get from customers dealing with a bed bug infestation is can bed bugs come back after treatment? The answer to that is layered and with Scott’s Turf and Pest Services, pest control in Durham, North Carolina, we are going to take a closer look.

Can Bed Bugs Come Back After Treatment?

Where do bedbugs come from?

Most bedbug infestations don’t originate from your home. If you have bedbugs, it is likely that they were brought in by another unsuspecting person or pet. For example, having a friend visit for the weekend who has a suitcase that picked up bedbugs from the hotel they are staying in.

How can bedbugs come back after treatment?

It is entirely possible that even after treatment the bedbugs can return. This results from bedbugs being again brought into your home or property from another place, or by another person. There have been cases before where the owner thought the treatment was done incorrectly, but in reality, the bedbugs were being repeatedly brought into their home after treatment by their neighbor or a friend. 

It can be easy then to think it is impossible to free your home of bedbugs, this is not the case though. Let’s close with a few tips to consider for bedbug prevention on your own. 

  1. Vacuum your suitcases when returning from travel. Consider asking guests to check their suitcases before staying for a visit
  2. Think about keeping your suitcase in a large plastic bag during hotel stays
  3. Regularly inspect areas where pets sleep to check for signs of bedbugs, as animals can bring the insects into your home
  4. Never bring second hang furniture into your home without having them inspected for bed bugs

Have a bedbug problem? Contact Scott’s Turf and Pest Services for help!

Has your home been invaded by bedbugs? At Scott’s Turf & Pest Control Services our technicians are trained in the most effective bedbug control and removal methods to help you regain control of your home.

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