Bed bug extermination costs $1,000 to $2,200 on average or $200 to $400 per room for standard pesticide applications. Higher costs of up to $4,000 to $6,000 apply for complete fumigation of a large home where the infestation is severe.
You can get bed bugs if pets or children bring them inside after playing outdoors. Many people bring them home without knowing it when they buy used furniture or bring luggage home.
Bed bugs also come from:
The signs of having bed bugs include:
Exterminators get rid of bed bugs using one or a combination of these methods:
Exterminating bed bugs takes 1 to 2 hours per room with up to 3 treatments over a couple of months. You'll have to vacate the house for several days if they use fumigation.
A bed bug treatment lasts for at least 14 days or up to 1 year, depending on the strength of the insecticide and how widespread the infestation is. If the pest control specialists killed all the eggs of the bed bugs, and if they sealed off all entry points for the bugs, then the treatment should be permanent.
Before the exterminator comes, follow these steps to prevent bugs from spreading:
In most states, the landlord pays for bed bug extermination in an apartment. Sometimes the tenant must pay for extermination, but typically only if the landlord can prove that the tenant caused the infestation.
To remove bed bugs, call an extermination company or pest control service from these HomeGuide listings. Consider this checklist before hiring pest removal:
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