Do you itch a lot when you go to bed each night? The itchiness that you experience only when lying in bed may be a sign that there are bed bugs in the box spring and creases of your mattress. Find out in this article what an exterminator can do in the event that your house has a bed bug infestation.
What Can Be Done to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
Besides hiring an exterminator to treat your home for bed bugs, you will have to do some cleaning in advance. If your house is treated without clean up first, some of the bed bugs might survive after treatment is complete. The exterminator will actually tell you want should be cleaned before he or she visits your home to begin treatment. Cleaning should include removing bedding and curtains, as well as washing them to remove any bed bugs that might be present. You should also empty out dressers and shake off the clothes.
You may also be asked to stand all of the bed box springs in your home against the wall so they can be easily accessed. Furniture that sits close against the wall will have to be moved in case there are bed bugs behind it. You should be ready to leave the house (along with pets) on the day that the exterminator treats your house. He or she will tell you when it is safe to come back home, which is usually within a few hours (at his or her discretion). Treatment includes spraying a pesticide in the rooms where bed bugs were found; but canine scent detection may be done before treatment to avoid treating rooms that don't need it (as you will be charged per room treated).
What Does Bed Bug Extermination Typically Cost?
You should expect getting each room that is infested sprayed by an exterminator to cost a minimum of $250, but treatment can cost $900 per room on the highest end of the scale. If the exterminator opts for canine scent detection to insect for bed bugs before treatment, it can cost an additional $300 to $600. The overall price for an inspection and bed bug treatment will depend on the severity of the bed bug problem in your home. The complexity of performing the task for the exterminator will also affect the price. If you have any questions about bed bugs, consider contacting a local pest control specialist, such as Arab Termite and Pest Control, to discuss your concerns.