Post Bed Bug Treatment
We know that bed bugs are good at hiding, so if you've treated your home for bed bugs, you may see them after treatment. It is also possible that if some of the eggs survived the treatment, you would see more bed bugs.
The reintroduction of infested items can cause another reason you may see bed bugs after treatment.
After your home has been treated for bed bugs: Here are some tips to help prevent a re-infestation:
To help ensure you don't have bed bugs, place a bed bug trap under the legs of your bed. You can also use bed bug traps when you travel to ensure you don't bring any bed bugs home.
Place encasements on your box spring and mattress, preventing any surviving bed bugs from escaping the encasement.
Vacuum daily in the first few weeks after treatment. Immediately dispose of the vacuum bag after cleaning. Even if you do not see signs of bed bugs, the eggs could still be around.
Protect yourself from bringing bed bugs home with you when you travel:
Bed bugs are expert hitchhikers, latching on to your luggage and clothes when traveling and winding up in your home.
Before making travel plans, visit the bed bug registry to ensure your hotel isn't infested with bed bugs.
Protect yourself from bed bug bites with travel-size, TSA-approved, all-natural bed bug killer spray when sleeping in hotel beds. You can also spray down your luggage—bags, and clothes to protect yourself from bringing bed bugs home with you.
Upon your return, immediately wash all your clothing in boiling water and dry your clothes in high heat to kill any bed bugs.
Be sure to examine the seams and zippers of your luggage before bringing luggage into your home.
If you're buying new or used furniture, inspect all furniture before bringing it into your home. A bed bug detection UV light can help you spot signs of bed bug droppings and eggs, preventing an infestation.
Never bring home discarded furniture, mattresses, bed frames, or headboards. There's a good chance they are infested with bed bugs and have been discarded for a reason.