normal activity after first treatment?(2 posts)
Our first treatment was Monday. Followup in 2 weeks.
Monday night I found a dead and live bug in one bedroom, the one with the wooden bed frame that that had tons of evidence. Tuesday I found another dead one in the same room
Tuesday night I found a live one in the ceiling of another bedroom, the one where I slept and was getting bit.
Is this normal activity after the first chemical treatment? You can like to me and say yes I'm already so done with this. I hate it. I can't sleep or eat. If someone else tells me it's just bugs I'm going to scream.
As the static sections of the site confirm and as you could have seen by searching previous posts it is not uncommon with a chemical based treatment strategy to see bed bugs post treatment. It is a product of how thorough the technician was and what products they have used.
Insecticides work on two principles, metabolic or contact. Metabolic like medicine takes time to have an effect which depends on the product used. Contact also depends on the mode of action varying from almost immediate through to 10 - 14 days.
Hopefully the person treating took the time to explain their process and in doing so managed your expectations as to what you can expect to see over the course of the treatment. If they did not cover method of introduction I would look up my resources on infestation dynamics and fill in the knowledge gap.
If you are finding bed bugs stressful you may find a quiet walk outdoors helps because you don't feel as isolated when you do that.
Hope that helps.
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