Oct 06, 2013 - 08:57 PM
Getting rid of bedbugs does not come down to using a "special" chemical. It ultimately comes down to searching for and finding every single bed bug.
Heat treatments are hit and miss. I don't believe they are 100% effective.
Chemicals are only toxic as long as they last. Most pesticides don't last more than a few weeks at most. So the question about the house being toxic? Probably not.
That really is an uneducated fear about chemicals. Sort of like saying flying is dangerous, because 1 plane out of a million crashes. It happens, but the reality is that the danger is very very remote.
The best product going right now for bed bug control is Transport, mixed with a product called Wick. Wick is a surfactant or adjuvant that helps the Transport to absorb better into materials such as carpet, wood, etc..
Other than that, we have TONS of information on how to kill bed bugs here.
Also, bed bug control is usually a 2-4 treatment process. If the treatment is only 3 weeks old, then another 2-3 treatments is usually necessary.
Hope this helps.