A bed bug exterminator may be needed as these infestations are one of those issues that can’t be ignored.
Very few of them go away on their own, and many have undesirable side effects that would drive even the best of people insane.
Of these, bed bugs are undoubtedly the worst.
These little bugs tend to crawl out a night, leaving itchy bites on their victims and spreading like wildfire.
And because of how resilient and quick-spreading they are, the only reliable way to get rid of them once and for all is to hire a bed bug exterminator.
This article will give you all the information you need to know on doing so, including the various cost factors that will drive up your bill and what kind of treatment you’ll need based on your situation.
What Bed Bug Exterminator Treatments are Available?
Depending on your situation, there are a variety of bed bug treatments available for different types of infestations.
The most common bed bug treatment is done with insecticides. In general, your pest control technician will use three different types of insecticides in one treatment:
- A fast-acting, kill-on-contact chemical for frequented surfaces
- A residual chemical designed for surfaces that are interacted with less often
- A dust-based chemical that can sit inside small cracks and crevices for long periods of time
Typically, insecticide-based treatments will require 2-3 visits from your pest control company but could require more depending on the infestation’s severity. This is the most common treatment available and is also the cheapest.
Other methods of getting rid of bedbugs include heat treatments (raising the temperature of a room to 150 degrees F to kill the bugs) or steaming bugs out of nesting areas and applying heat directly to them to kill them.
What Does a Bed Bug Exterminator Treatment Cost?
The cost of bed bug treatments can vary depending on the size of your space and the infestation you’re dealing with. On average, homeowners spend $1,000-$2,500 exterminating bed bugs each year.
Are There DIY Treatments for Bed Bugs?
While there are do-it-yourself bed bug solutions out there, we don’t recommend them. It’s almost always more beneficial to have a bed bug exterminator take care of them for you.
Well, the biggest reason is that most “bed bug” infestations actually turn out to be something completely different! The National Pest Management Association asserts that around 84% of bed bug treatments requests turn out to be similar (but much more easily exterminated) pests like fleas or roaches.
More than that, though, there are many DIY bed bug solutions on the market that are simply not safe to use in your home. Some of them are toxic to cats and dogs, and others can even harm small children if used in the wrong concentrations.
And finally, there’s the issue that most of your DIY solutions simply don’t work. Bed bugs are extremely resilient pests that will repopulate an area as long as there is one female and one male that has survived. In other words, if you don’t kill every single one, they will always come back.
Because of this, you can actually end up spending more money in the long run on DIY solutions that don’t work than you would have if you had just hired an exterminator in the first place.
Schedule Your Next Bed Bug Inspection and Treatment
Bed bugs are undoubtedly one of the trickiest pests to get rid of, and even more so when you’re trying to take on the issue all on your own.
Regardless, many homeowners often go the DIY route the first few times they attempt extermination. As noted above, we don’t recommend this as it can end up costing you more in the long run and extending the amount of time you’re subjected to those uncomfortable circumstances.
To help you effectively get rid of your bed bug issue, it’s best to contact a bed bug exterminator immediately. When you schedule an appointment with Lawncare Extraordinaire, our dedicated technicians utilize our decades of knowledge and experience to get your home back into top shape.
Nothing is more important than your peace of mind. Contact Lawncare Extraordinaire today.