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By ProMatcher Staff





Question:
How Much Does Bed Bug Removal Cost?

Answer:
Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. However, it is important to seek the help of a professional pest management service as soon as possible. Use the information below to get a better idea of how much you should pay for your project.

Here are some factors that may impact the cost:

Where you live. Prices tend to be higher in urban areas. For instance, if you live in New York City or Los Angeles, you should expect to pay a little more. Pest control services tend to be more affordable in small town. However, if you live outside of the exterminator’s normal service area, you should expect to pay a fuel surcharge in most cases.

Treatment begins with an inspection. A pest control professional will likely need to inspect your entire home. A written inspection report should detail the findings. Unfortunately, bedbugs spread easily from room to room. In some cases, a bed bug detection dog will be brought in to help perform the inspection. Bed bug-sniffing dogs are trained to locate problem areas throughout the home.

Treatment method. There are several ways to get rid of bed bugs, including fumigation, chemical treatments, vacuuming, steaming, extreme heat, or extreme cold. A bed bug specialist will likely recommend a multipronged approach involving several different methods of extermination. The cost of each treatment will depend on the severity of the infestation (the number of bugs) and the square footage of your home.

Don’t expect the bugs to be gone overnight. It will take some time for all of the bugs to “disappear”. Don’t only do you have to deal with the live bugs, but you’ll have to make sure the eggs are taken care of as well. It may take several visits from the exterminator to make this happen. While some contractors charge a flat fee per room, others may charge a fixed fee for the entire job. Ask if the follow-up visits are included in the price you were quoted. If not, these additional services can add up quickly.

You’ll also have to do some work. You’ll have to change some of your living habits to prevent the infestation from spreading. Keeping your house clean is very important. You’ll also have to do a lot of laundry. All of the fabrics in your home, not just bed sheets, should be laundered.

Compare quotes and save. Before hiring any professional, you should request several quotes from local professional. Take some time to carefully compare the quotes before making a final decision. This helps to ensure that you’re getting a fair price for the project.



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