post-inspection/treatment - is it common to find only nymphs?(2 posts)
I had my first inspection/treatment yesterday. I had found my first bed bug in a glue trap on friday and got the PCO in the following wednesday. the PCO said they found 2-3 nymphs on my bed frame, 1 nymph at the very top of the window molding near the ceiling, and absolutely no signs of bbs in the other bedroom. does this mean I should rest easy that our problem is under control and not poised to turn into anything major? it it common to find only nymphs and no other signs?
Yes, the same occurred to me. The first treatment may kill off the adult population but it often doesn't kill the eggs left behind. Those take about 10 days to hatch, at which point you'll only see that new population. The trick is scheduling the second treatment after the eggs have hatched but before those nymphs become adults of breeding age. If the second treatment is thorough enough, you'll kill all the nymphs and no eggs will have been left and your population will be extinct.
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