When you just can’t seem to get rid of those pesky bed bugs by yourself or you have the money to hire a bed bug exterminator to handle the situation, get it done right by hiring a reliable professional. I can’t really recommend one since I never had to use one before (since the DIY techniques worked) but all I can say is, do your research! Exterminators vary based on location so make sure you ask questions.
Check Yelp or other review sites to see what others are saying about the company before you hire them. Talk to others to see if they have any experiences with hiring a professional and whether or not they would recommend one. Post on local forums to see if others have recommendations. You definitely don’t want to just hire the first company that comes up in your Google search. Cheap bed bug exterminators may not always be the best.
Research into what techniques they use (most will use a combination of heat, powders, and sprays). Make sure they don’t use any harsh chemicals or pesticides especially if you have pets or young children. Ask for a walk through or time frame (you may have to leave your home for several hours).
Remember that the bed bug extermination costs can get pricey ranging anywhere from a couple hundred bucks to over a thousand depending on how bad the infestation is and whether or not it spread to other rooms. Look into whether or not they have a guarantee where they will come again if the bed bugs reappear. I say if you can afford it, go with a professional. Unfortunately for me it wasn’t in my budget and was too expensive so I had to buy and apply products myself to resolve the problem. Luckily it worked!
Other Ways to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
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