Break the Cycle
Friday May 24, 2013
I have a house that has found four bed bugs. I have treated furniture and baseboards with liquid and dust. When they find a bed bug, it's always crawling on a wall or in an out of the way spot. They go to a church where I found bed bugs. I’ve only found one bed bug and no cast skins or spots in the usual locations. They always find them after they are at the church. I think they are bringing them in. I have torn up the house looking to find anything and I never do. Their kids are getting bitten, but by what I don't know. It's nice out now and they play outside. Any help? I am all ears.
You will have to explain to your customer that you have not found a resident infestation after the initial treatment and that it seems that bed bugs are being reintroduced into the home. Also, explain that a treatment does not prevent bed bugs from being reintroduced. There is nothing you can do to prevent reintroduction but you will try to help them determine what might be bringing in bed bugs. Do they always find bed bugs when they return home from a particular location or is there someone who visits the home on a regular basis? Always be receptive, but do not perform treatments if you don’t find an infestation. Hopefully, they will come to realize that you are not going to treat every time they see a bed bug and that they will have to do something differently.
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