* Visual inspections can miss low-level bed bug populations as these can hide behind walls, outlets, baseboards, cracks in the walls, inside electronics etc.
* A treatment may miss eggs that were inaccessible and these may hatch later.
* Bed bugs can go into hiding for quite some time after a meal and thus are more likely to escape the effects of pesticide treatments.
* There are no standardized, cookie-cutter methods for treating bed bugs.
* Partly because every situation is different and every treatment approach should be tailored to it.
* Bed bugs proliferate very rapidly and thus can build resistance relatively fast to pesticides.
* One bed bug population that originated from one source can develop an entirely different resistance level to pesticides compared to another bed bug population from another source.
* Bed bugs often stop biting after an insecticide treatment.
* No one really understands how bed bugs behave in the absence of hosts.
* There is no way of telling whether bed bugs that suddenly reappear weeks later are newly introduced since the last treatment or are remnants of the last infestation.
I would therefore highly recommend to ask our K9s to conduct a bed bug inspection and detect those pesky elusive critters all the way down to 1 live bed bug of egg. Call us at 508-713-8267 or contact us here.