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Tx12354 writes,

How long will it take for the bed bugs to die?

I have sprayed my house with Phantom insecticide. I also sprayed Bedlam on the mattress, bed frame and spring box. It's been more than a week now, and I am still getting bites. One thing I did not do is buy an encasement. I will do spot spraying again in a week. How long until I should expect to see the results?


Phantom can take up to two weeks to actually kill the bedbugs after they come into contact with treated surfaces. Bedbug treatments should be done every 7-10 days until you do not receive a bite for 30 days. Most people do end up doing between 3-5 treatments. The key to successful bedbug elimination is thoroughness. We strongly recommend purchasing mattress and boxspring encasements.

Answer last updated on: 08/26/2010

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