How long does it take to get rid of bed bugs for good?

 

How long does it take to get rid of bed bugs for good?

The short answer? About 28 days.

 

Waiting is the only way to know if your bed bug control efforts are successful. When you’ve gone 4 weeks without getting any new bed bug bites, you can assume the blood-sucking pests are gone for good from your home.

 

Why does it take so long? In ideal conditions, it takes 4 to 5 weeks for a bed bug to complete its life cycle. A bed bug only comes out of hiding to feed on blood, which it does at least once every 14 days. After feeding, female bed bugs lay eggs. The eggs take 6 to 10 days to hatch. Hungry baby bed bugs emerge and seek out their own blood meals. This cycle stops with successful bed bug treatment.

 

How can I get rid of bed bugs faster? You’ll get rid of bed bugs faster by following a proven bed bug control regimen and using nature-based products recommended by Pest HQ experts. (Learn about $-saving product bundles.) Don’t rush this: Successful treatment takes time and focus. 

 

That said, it’s easy to miss bed bugs and eggs, which are hard to find. To eliminate strays and prevent the population from rebounding, monitor for bed bugs (learn how) and inspect sleeping areas for signs of bed bug activity for 1 – 2 months after treatment.

 

Also take steps to prevent future bed bug infestations at your home.

 

At Pest HQ, our experts will help you achieve a bed-bug-free home. Contact us with questions.

 

Read more:

 

DIY Inspection At Home 

How To Identify Bed Bugs

Do I Need a Mattress Protector?

 

 

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