Bed bugs are a huge problem in Malaysia. It’s difficult to know how many people have them, but experts on bed bug control estimate that one in five homes has bed bugs.
If you’re looking for help with bed bug extermination or prevention, it’s important to know what to expect after your first treatment.
This blog post will tell you everything you need to know about what can happen on the day of treatment and what might happen during the following weeks.
What to Expect After First Bed Bug Treatment
Days after the initial treatment, you are highly likely to see bed bugs again. In fact, you may notice an increase in activity and observe more issues for a few days following the initial service, but with each subsequent service, you should see less and less bugs.
With this on the line, you shouldn’t panic and think that the treatment was ineffective because it typically just needs a few days to work. The most important part of the bed bug treatment process is not the initial spray, but the follow-ups and how you handle them now that your infestation has been treated.
Things to Do After a Bed Bug Treatment
Aftercare is just as important as the treatment itself. To ensure that everything is gone and that the area is safe, there is a couple of measures you have to follow so that the bugs won’t come back crawling and annoying you shortly.
Listed down below are steps and measures you should consider doing after a bed bug treatment.
Ensure Your Home Is Clean to Stop Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are attracted to dirty and cluttered areas. This is why it’s important to clean your home after treatment, as you want the area to be free of clutter so that these bugs can’t come back.
It’s also important to vacuum your home, get rid of all the clutter in every room, and clean any bedsheets or furniture.
A good idea is to start with cleaning under beds, couches, and behind heavy appliances like a fridge as these are areas that tend not to be cleaned regularly.
This includes vacuuming and sweeping all floors, wiping down furniture surfaces with glass cleaner or alcohol wipes (even if they seemed clear), and washing any clothing in hot water for at least 20 minutes in the hottest setting possible.
If there are tight spaces, such as between cushions-be sure to vacuum the upholstery thoroughly, too!
Seal Entry Points to Avoid Second Wave of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs will always have an entry route into your houses. After getting pest control, you must block certain areas of your home.
It’s important to seal off entry points with caulk or other materials that are not usually found in a bug’s diet, like steel wool pads and mesh netting.
Also make sure you check for any cracks where they could be coming from-like the corners of windows on both sides, siding along with window frames, doorways (including light fixtures), outlets, and switches, as well as gaps around plumbing pipes if it leads into the walls.
Check these areas carefully by looking for tiny black dots which may indicate bed bugs entering or exiting. Seal all of these places shut using caulk or an appropriate material so that no more pests come crawling inside your house after getting pest control done!
Stop Bed Bugs By Washing Your Mattress In Heat
Heat is the number one enemy for bed bugs. A good idea is to wash your mattress and bedsheets in hot water.
After washing, make sure you dry them using high heat settings, so there are no chances left for any bugs being alive after getting pest control done!
This will kill all the bedbugs that you may have missed.
You can also use a steamer if your mattress has fabric, or put it in direct sunlight to take care of any eggs on top as well!
This article was designed to give you a brief overview of what to expect after your first-bed bug treatment. For more detailed information or help dealing with these pests, please contact us for a quote on our professional pest control services.