In his Ask the Bugman column in the SF Gate, PCO / pest advice guy Richard Fagerlund claims he uses a treatment for bed bugs which does not require repeat treatments, just one:
It is too lengthy to go into a complete bedbug treatment in the column, but I describe it in my newsletter (November issue) and show you how to do it on my DVD.
I use diatomaceous earth, Tri-Die (silica gel) and PT-565 almost exclusively and haven’t had to make a second visit in years.
He says the protocol he uses with the above pesticides is included in his November 2006 Newsletter. But his website tells us the newsletter is a $45 subscription and the “free trial issue” available is the October one.
No one in NYC is curing bed bugs with one visit, that I’ve heard. Pest Away have told a number of people that they will, but they have to make one repeat visit (possibly more).
Fagerlund, I can’t afford $45 for a lot of pest newsletter issues, but if you want to sell just the magic November 2006 issue, please get in touch (nobugsonme at yahoo dot com)– I know lots of people who’d be interested in taking you up on that.
Perhaps some of the other PCOs reading this could comment on the combination mentioned above.