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Carlsbad Bed Bug Exterminators

Browse these bed bug exterminators with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Carlsbad.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 266 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nik K.
Verified review

Slate termite and pest control are doing an amazing job taking care of our home. With my monthly service I get alerts before their team stops by, reliable service and the peace of mind of knowing they bugs won't be back.

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San Diego IPM
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
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Rick T.
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He did a great job and I just hope I don't have to call him back to keep my bugs away...but I won't hesitate if they come back!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Aimee H.
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Great! He came right away, and so far I don't see anymore bugs!!

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Orange Crest Pest Control
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sh B.
Verified review

After having multiple kids stay at our house, my kids started getting bit up and after finding out that it was bed bugs (unfortunately) I lost days of sleep. Greg came to my house yesterday to spray for (unfortunately) bed bugs and my husband and I just loved him. From the 1st call of him knowing pretty much everything about these nightmares to his affordable prices to his initial visit which he showed up EARLY. He gave us so much advice and was so knowledgeable and down to earth. I can tell he knew what he was doing and genuinely cared about his business. I’ll give it a few weeks and update my status as far as how fast the spray works. But customer service and punctuality he gets an A+ in my book. Thanks Greg 😉

Delta Pest Management
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Jared M.
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Manny is very professional and goes above and beyond to ensure that your bugs are gone! Great service and very knowledgeable!

MadCo Pest-a-Side
4.3
from 17 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy T.
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Bed bugs. Very knowledgeable and flexible. I recommend his services to anyone. A+ :)

Rest Assured Pest Control
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Gina R.
Verified review

Robert Carlson responded to my inquiry immediately and went out of his way to come to my house the day we spoke. He was both extremely thorough and very empathetic. He was knowledgeable and presented options as to next steps and followed up with me to check on the status of the situation. When you are dealing with a possibility of bed bugs, it is very stressful and pretty overwhelming. He understood the needs of the customer and was reassuring and very professional. I highly recommend his services.

American Pest Control
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 56 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Haley H.
Verified review

Rick of American Pest Control is an extremely caring guy! We were having a lot of issues with our landlord dealing with the bed bugs problem so it took a while to get Rick in here. I had to cancel on him numerous times and instead of getting frustrated with us he sent me an email that said to let him know at any time if we still need his help! After the landlords guys failed. Rick stepped back in and came out the next morning to inspect the units, is coming back in on friday morning for heat treatment! I'm so excited as i've been waiting for a LONG time to find someone as great as American Pest control. He tore our house apart until he found a "sample" live bedbug! unlike other inspectors who have come in and found nothing because they hardly looked! I would also like to add that because of him, we are also FINALLY getting our fire escape bars on our bedroom fixed!!! He cant get his equipment in without that fixed!! Woot Woot!! THANK YOU Rick for everything!!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Richard C.
Verified review

He was outstanding both in customer satisfaction, and in follow up to ensure things went smoothly. Very educational on bug infestation issues. Went around property and pointed out many things that I could improve on in regards to prevention of any future infestation by the narly termites and bugs.

UnLucky Bugs
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Monica L.
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Dennis replied to my request and was at my house taking care of my ant problem within a few hours! He did a great job and checked in on me later that day and the next to see if I had any more trouble. I highly recommend hiring him for any pest control needs!

Bye Bye Bed Bugs, Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kareen F.
Verified review

I'd been told by bed delivery men that I had Bed Bugs!!! Yikes. I called Trever @Bye Bye, he came by, inspected, no bed bugs!!! Thank you so much!

Xcel Pest Control
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brenda M.
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I was very satisfied with the pest control service I received! I had seen a couple bugs in my house over the past couple weeks but as soon as we got ants I knew it was time to call someone. Xcel was very prompt and took care of the problem in a timely manner. It was nice to have a company that cares about the customer for once.

Doug's Bug Company
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
Verified review

Excellent Service! Got rid of my ant issue and worked around my schedule to make sure my dogs were safe. Thanks Doug!

Joshua's Pest Control
3.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

The mission of Joshua's Pest Control is to increase the standard of living and the quality of life for clients, employees, and the San Diego County communities through safe, dependable pest control and pest management services. We are protecting your residence. Pests can cause damage to your home and risk your health. Your home and family's protection is of utmost importance to us. Joshua's provides pest control in San Diego, California, with progressive solutions for a pest-free environment to keep you safe and happy. We believe in preventative pest control in San Diego, which is why we try to warn San Diego and Riverside residents that during the winter months, many customers will begin to see an increase of mice and rats inside their homes and around their properties. Keep an eye out for spiders in San Diego, especially the black widow and its cousin, the brown widow. Home-Tailored Solutions Feel free to use the barbecue and backyard again. Joshua's Pest Control is San Diego's pest control solution. Our treatment methods help keep your home clean and keep pests away. We understand every home has a unique pest predicament. That is why we take time to fully inspect each home to identify the problem and come up with the best solution that fits your needs and environment.

About

We are trained professionals ready for any termite, pest, rodent, roof or wood repair problems you may have. If you have another bid, we guarantee to beat competitors price by 10%.

About

We only treat with the top, state-of-the-art methods and equipment. We do wood repairs. We have skilled carpenters ready to build or repair any patios, decks, eaves, gazebos, plus more. We do painting. We offer painting services for your convenience as well.

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We provide pest control and bed bug removal for Irvine and the surrounding cities in Orange County, California.

About

Bug Tech Exterminators Inc. is a family owned business with 30 years experience in Pest Control and removal. We are an eco-friendly exterminator, that offers pest control, termite control, and other exterminator services.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you get bed bugs and how do you get rid of them?

The increase in bed bug infestations in the U.S. is a result of increased travel, lack of knowledge about preventing infestations, increased resistance of bed bugs to pesticides, and ineffective pest control practices, explains the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It’s easy to mistake bed bugs for carpet beetles or similar-looking bugs, so infestations are often not noticed when they first occur. Prevention tips include keeping areas free of clutter, regularly washing sheets and mattress covers in hot water (and don’t forget to wash the laundry bag, too), and vacuuming regularly and safely disposing of the sealed vacuum bag. Not everyone has reactions to bed bug bites, which also may be mistaken for the bites of other pests such as mosquitoes, so timely bed bug extermination depends on identification of bed bug activity. If you notice physical signs of an infestation, contact a bed bug extermination professional as soon as possible to learn about chemical and non-chemical (such as heat) treatment options. An integrated pest management plan may incorporate one or more methods.

How much does it cost to kill bed bugs?

The cost of bed bug extermination depends primarily on how widespread the pest infestation is and how many rooms need to be treated. Other factors that can affect bed bug extermination costs are the amount of clutter in the location, additional furniture that needs to be treated, and construction of the home. Pest management professionals often have rates for room treatments, which can vary based on these factors. As an example, a pest management company treating a 10-by-15-foot room with light infestation might charge clients about $250, while the same size room with a heavy infestation and large amounts of clutter might cost the clients $300-$400. Clutter and heavier bed bug populations mean more product and longer labor time for the workers. Rates will vary from company to company, and from region to region, but the national average bed bug extermination cost is $320-$400. Bed bug heat treatments are an alternative way to exterminate these pests. Heat treatments are typically charged per square foot and tend to cost more than chemical or non-chemical spray solutions. Although effective, they are not usually recommended for occupied spaces, as the extreme temperatures can damage televisions, window dressings and other home furnishings.

Can you see a bed bug?

Bed bugs are visible to the naked eye, but depending on where they are in their life cycle they can be hard to see. Adult bed bugs are the easiest to spot. According to the EPA, they are roughly the size of an apple seed and the height of a credit card. Adults are flat and oval-shaped, have six legs, and are rusty red in color. Bed bug larvae, also referred to as nymphs, are white-yellow or translucent in color and are much harder to spot due to their small size. The nymphs go through five stages of life, shedding an exoskeleton at each stage. Throughout these stages the nymphs grow in size from approximately 1.5 millimeters to approximately 4.5 millimeters. Bed bug eggs can be the most challenging to see as they are roughly 1 millimeter — about the size of a pinhead — and are white or clear. Bed bugs tend to be more active at night, as this is when they feed.

How do you get bed bugs?

Bed bugs can happen to anybody and there typically more than 200,000 cases in the U.S. per year. They are sneaky little pests that hitchhike into your home in a variety of ways. Getting a bed bug infestation is not a reflection on how clean a home is; bed bugs can infiltrate the cleanest of places — although their presence is easier to detect and eliminate in clutter-free spaces. Here are some tips from the EPA to prevent bed bugs from entering and taking up residence in your home:

  • Carefully inspect secondhand furniture, beds, or couches for any signs of bed bug infestation before bringing them home.
  • Use a protective cover (encasement) over mattresses and box springs to prevent bed bugs from hiding in them. Select an encasement in a light color to make bed bug spotting easier. Also choose one of a strong material that won’t tear, and check it often for holes.
  • Keep your home clutter-free to eliminate bed bug hiding spots.
  • Vacuum your home regularly and dispose of sealed vacuum bags carefully.
  • Shared laundry facilities can lead to bed bug exposure in both directions. Transport laundry in plastic bags (if you have an active infestation, use a new bag for the journey home). Remove laundry from the dryer directly into the bag and fold it at home. Use high heat to kill any potential bed bugs.
  • The EPA suggests that if you live in a multi-family home, isolate your unit by:
    • Installing door sweeps on the bottom of doors to discourage movement into hallways.
    • Sealing cracks and crevices around baseboards, light sockets, etc., to discourage movement through wall voids.

How long does a bed bug treatment last?

Bed bug extermination can last forever as long as the treatment killed all the bed bugs (and their eggs) and if new bed bugs are not transported into the location. Factors that can affect the outcome are how severe the infestation is and whether all bed bug sources were properly identified and treated. When working with a pest control professional, the EPA recommends you check and call references; ask if they offer both chemical and non-chemical treatment options, if they recommend both encasements and interceptors, and if they offer two or more service visits and follow-up. Bed bugs are tiny (adults are roughly the size of an apple seed) and can hide anywhere a credit card can slide into. They squeeze into cracks in walls, behind electrical outlet sockets, in bedding, and in other dark places. Learn how to prepare your home for a bed bug treatment for the best outcomes. Michigan State University shares some examples of possible reasons that a bed bug extermination is not 100 percent effective:

  • Not all sources (aka hiding places) of the bed bugs were identified during initial inspection.
  • Not all sources of bed bugs were treated.
  • The insecticides used were not effective or, in the case of heat treatment, there was insufficient contact time.
  • Infested items such as bedding or other materials were reintroduced into a cleaned area.
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