Bed Bugs Extermination

By Perry Benani

Bed Bugs Extermination Service – Process And Cost

Professional bed bugs extermination service doesn’t come cheap. Find out what are the process and cost of hiring good pest management professionals to remove and eliminate bed bug infestations.

Bed bugs are challenging pests to eliminate permanently since they are able to live for several months without feeding. They can hide in many tiny places, and the treatment process to get rid of them must be very thorough for a few months to fully eliminate them.

If you feel you are unable to take care of a bed bug infestation yourself, contacting a licensed pest control company that provide professional bed bugs extermination service may be the next best option to ensure a thorough elimination of the bugs from your house.

However before choosing a professional bed bug exterminator, you need to know that not all pest control companies are of equal quality and some may not be as qualified or as well trained in managing bed bugs.

To ensure a proper extermination of bed bugs in your home, you need to hire the right company or professional, be clear about what you expect and want done, plus monitor the service you get.

Selecting The Right Professional Pest Control Company

  • Use the phone and web directories to find listings. If you have any friends or neighbors who have previously used pest control companies to get rid of bed bugs successfully, ask them for a referral. Check with them how satisfied they were with the bed bug extermination service.
  • Always choose and deal with a qualified and licensed pest management company that has had many years of experience and understands the best methods to deal with bed bugs.
  • Check with your local state pest control regulatory agencies for information regarding the status of the pest management companies you intend to hire. In most states the regulatory agency is the State Department of Agriculture.
  • If possible, evaluate or ask if the pest control companies are members of any national, state or local pest management associations.
  • Always interview companies before you make any selection. Ask them how they are going to help you solve and get rid of the bed bugs, including:
    • What are the extermination methods they will be using to remove and kill bed bugs? Typically, experienced pest control companies will employ a few varieties of treatment methods such as vacuuming, cleaning, steaming and other mechanical approaches to fully get rid of the bed bug infestation.
    • Are there any liability insurance in place or provided for you to cover any damages to your house or furnishings during the bed bugs extermination process?
    • Are there any guarantees given after the treatment? If there is, you will also need to check what the guarantee covers, how long it will last and what kind of prevention and management work you must do to keep it in force.

Bed Bugs Extermination Costs

In general, most good pest control companies will first send down a specialist to conduct a visual inspection of your home before quoting you a price. In most cases, the cost of the extermination will be base on the inspection findings and not on a flat fee. Depending on the extent of the infestation, typically, one should be prepared to pay between $250 to $1000 per room.

The cost will also include a recommended plan of action and may also include any necessary repair work that needs to be done to solve the problem.

Tip: If the treatment is costly and a sizable amount of money is involved, don’t rush into making an immediate decision or signing a contract. Instead, try to get more bids from several pest control companies and compare their price to service. However when you are ready to make a decision, remember to buy value, not price. Sometimes the cheapest price may not be always the best solution for you and you should also beware of exterminators that offer bargains that sound too good to be true.

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