Bed Bug Exterminator Costs

by Daniel Lamb | July 15, 2020 |

What Is A Bed Bug Infestation?

Bed bugs are very small, parasitic insects that feed on humans while they sleep. The bed bug gets its name from the fact that it takes between 5 and 10 minutes for a bed bug to complete its blood meal which means it needs you to be still for that long in order to feed. The best time for it to accomplish this is while you are asleep so it can eat undisturbed. Therefore, bed bugs are nocturnal and live in the cracks and crevices anywhere near where humans sleep like a bed, bedroom, or near a couch or sofa. They prefer to live in dark, warm places where they can be well protected while they digest their blood meals, like the crevices of your mattress or under the edge of your carpeting.

Can I Take Care Of The Bed Bugs Myself?

Bed bug infestations are especially difficult to eradicate. Bed bugs multiply quickly and will not go away on their own. Due to their tiny size and the fact that they wait about a week between feedings, hundreds of bed bugs can use you as a blood meal for as long as you’ll let them. On top of that, bed bugs are very resilient. They can live for up to a year without a blood meal and are great at hiding in tiny cracks in furniture or the walls of a residence.  So even if you think you have taken care of the problem on your own and the bites seem to be going away, bed bugs are happy to play the long game. By not taking care of the problem quickly and thoroughly, you can inadvertently extend the amount of time you have to suffer with your bed bug problem. While it may seem cheaper and easier to take care of a bed bug issue on your own, you might be prolonging the physical, psychological and emotional toll that a bed bug infestation can bring, which is clearly a liability of its own. 

How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Exterminator For Bed Bugs?

  • Depending on where you live, how serious your infestation is, how many rooms are affected, typical pricing for a bed bug exterminator can range anywhere from $500 to $1500. And while contacting a pest care service may seem expensive, it is important not to underestimate the benefits of having a professional eliminate your problem completely. 
  • Pest control pros can charge by the square footage of the property, by the hour or a flat fee per room or residence. The high end of bed bug extermination costs is close to $5,000 and includes pet inspection and treatment alongside whole house fumigation and a follow-up inspection. 
  • Bed bug extermination costs can also vary by the type of treatment used. On average, here are some typical prices for bed bug extermination by treatment (per sq. ft.):

Heat: $1-$3 

Chemicals: $2-$4.50 

Steam: $2-$7.50

Freeze: $3-$6 

Fumigation: $4-$8

Two or more methods may need to be employed at the same time to properly eradicate and treat your bed bug problem.

Call Pest Control Experts

The best way to find out exactly how much bed bug extermination will cost for your particular situation is to reach out to Pest Control Experts for a free quote. They will guide you through the process of determining how to tell about how much it might cost depending on the size of your property and the severity of your infestation as well as schedule an appointment for a full inspection to determine what the correct course of treatment will be. Don’t hesitate to call Pest Control Experts today.

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