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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How do you check for bed bugs?

If you are concerned you have a bed bug infestation, look for physical signs of their presence. Bed bugs love to hide in small, dark spaces and typically come out to feed (generally on human blood) after dark — although they will come out in daylight if hungry enough. The Environmental Protection Agency states that indications of an infestation can include seeing shed exoskeletons of bed bugs, rusty spots on your bedding (which are either bug droppings or bloodstains), live bed bugs, bed bug egg casings, a sweet and musty odor (if the infestation is severe), and evidence of bites on your skin.

To spot bed bugs, look in and along mattress seams and bedding, in curtain and furniture folds, inside cracks or crevices in the walls, behind picture frames and mirrors, under loose wallpaper seams, on recently used luggage or backpacks, inside electronics, and inside clothing or cluttered areas such as closets. If you see signs of bed bugs, be careful not to disturb them too much as you don’t want them scattering to other parts of your house.

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.

What are the signs of having bed bugs?

There are several signs that can indicate you have bed bugs. The first is actually seeing the little pests skittering through your house. They tend to feed at night (generally where their hosts — people or sometimes animals — are sleeping), but can come out in the day if they’re hungry enough. Adult bed bugs are rusty red in color, as thin as a credit card and the size of an apple seed. Sometimes they can be mistaken for carpet beetles or small cockroaches, so if you’re confused you can use this helpful guide by the EPA for identification. Although they are harder to see, spotting the eggs themselves is a surefire sign. Another common symptom of having bed bugs is finding the exoskeletons of the nymphs near your bedding and other bed bug-friendly locations. The more exoskeletons you find, the larger the infestation likely is, because as they mate and proliferate more and more juveniles are born and cycle through moltings. Rust-colored spots — which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains are blood-filled fecal dropping that the bugs excrete on bedding and furniture — are another sign that bed bugs are living in your home. In addition, a sweet, musty odor can be an indicator of bed bugs.

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 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.

Reviews for Little Tokyo bed bug exterminators
Thumbtack Customer
We used Protec All Pest Specialists to treat bed bugs. William, the technician did a great job treating the bed bugs on the first treatment (although we get two treatments). We haven't seen any bed bugs since. We would highly recommend his services.
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Thumbtack Customer
We needed someone for bed bug extermination and through thumbtack, Pro-tech contacted us right away with the best offer for price and they were able to get the first service of the job done within a day or so after! Haven't seen a trace of bed bugs since that first service!!! We were kind of going crazy because of bed bugs we had but thanks to pro-tech's efficient service, we are ecstatic to be free of bed bugs!
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Thumbtack Customer
Happy to say I'm bed bug free!! Tried doing it myself and it did not work. He is the best at what he does. Fast and convenient service four hours later no more bed bugs.
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Alessandra R.
Knowledgeable. Responsive. Came back twice to handle the bed bugs.
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Hannah w.
After their service the tenants getting more bites and we still keep finding bugs after four days. Before the treatment they said we can stay in the room right away that night. The second day, the bed bugs getting worse, they said they forgot to tell us that it may taking 3-4 days to kill the bed bugs. So the room was vacant from the second day. We checked the vacant room on the fourth day, still found bed bugs vigorously alive. They keep persuading us to treat the whole apartment and excused that the bed bugs are crawled back from other rooms. However, the tenants reside in other rooms never get bitten, also cannot find any bed bug stain. Moreover, it is not logical to say the bed bugs crawled to a vacant room which has been sprayed chemicals from other occupied rooms. Obviously the treatment doesn’t work at all. So we hired another pest control company the day before next tenants moving in. We informed the new tenants to check and report bed bugs if they find any, but they didn’t have any issue anymore after the second treatment.
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Curtis M.
Venom Pest Control took care of my problem without a hitch. I had traveled to Europe and came home with more than I had taken. Yes, you guessed, Bed Bugs. About a week after I got home, I noticed these marks on my arms, and as the days passed, I kept getting more. I went to the dermatologist and he told me they look like bites from bed bugs. I called Vermon Pest Control and they were here in a few days. VPC sprayed for bed bed bugs, and now my apt is bug free. What a relief!
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Thumbtack Customer
The man who came to spray my apartment was very nice, but not very helpful. He inspected my bedroom and living room, but the inspection did not seem very thorough. He did not ask me to bag up my clothes or clean up any clutter before he arrived (which seems unusual, based on things I later read about the standard effective extermination process). He did not find any evidence of bed bugs in my apartment, but he sprayed for them anyway (again, this is unusual based on everything I've read. Why would you charge me hundreds of dollars to spray the apartment for bed bugs if you did not find any evidence of bed bugs?). Most disappointingly, 2 days after he left I spotted several bedbugs around my bed and closet area (I stuck double-sided carpet tape on the floor to trap the bugs, and around 8-10 bed bugs collected on the tape overnight). This confirms to me that I do indeed have a bed bug problem, but that the exterminator did not have the knowledge or attention of where to look for the bed bugs, and his spraying was ineffective.
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Thumbtack Customer
Protec All Pest Specialists was great! I had no bed bugs after just 1 treatment! Service was very quick and I was able to be back in my home the same day. I would definitely recommend Protec All Pest Specialists for bed bug extermination.
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Thumbtack Customer
I called Protec in for help with bed bugs and William came immediately. I haven't had a bite since.
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Thumbtack Customer
We hired Protec to do an inspection for bed bugs. Their responsiveness was incredible. Within two hours of contacting Protec, they were here. During the inspection, they were very informative and located the source of our concern: carpet beetles (not bed bugs.) Protec is honest, reasonable, informative, and I would recommend them to anyone.
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Thumbtack Customer
William came to treat my bed bug issue once and for all. After throwing away a mattress, getting a new one and STILL having bed bug devour it, William came in and took care of the issue on the very first visit. It was clear that he knew what he was doing and is an expert in his field.
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Thumbtack Customer
We had a bed bug problem . I called William . He answered right away and we set up an appointment . He did Excellent work, detailed game plan on what needed to be done . Very courteous and did the job with a smile . We haven't had any bed bug problem since . Great job , highly recommend .
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Thumbtack Customer
William was quick to help and very thorough. It has been weeks since my service and my home is completely bed bug free.
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Thumbtack Customer
Had an Bed Bug Emergency and he was there with the quickness. Did such a great job, I didn't need the 2nd appointment. GREAT WORK, WILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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Jean G.
Joe was very professional. We do not know what has been causing my bites but he was reassuring that he would be available to help us. We have not been able to find any bug or insect but he has sprayed for bed bugs to see if they will appear.
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Thumbtack Customer
My room has bed bugs for a couple of weeks, which is brought in by second-hand furnitures. William did a good job in the bug extermination with 2 times of services. After first time service, it's already good enough. In the following 3 weeks, I only could see about 5 small ones which may hatch from eggs after the service. But generally speaking, the extermination is good, and I don't feel there are bugs anymore. (Previously I could see bugs everyday and everywhere near my bed). Today he gave a second time service, and I hope there will not any in the future. William is a nice guy and the service is quick without any trouble. It's a pleasant service for me, and there is a 120-day guarantee for bugs.
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Thumbtack Customer
Prompt and totally effective. Two things you want when dealing with a bed bug infestation. William was great to deal with and really knows his stuff. Highly recommended
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Thumbtack Customer
George was such a nice guy and answered all my questions about my bed bugs. It was clear that he was giving me advice to save me money, and his was the lowest rate by far out of all the places I researched. He also came the next day, on a Saturday morning, which was so important to me or anyone with a new bed bug problem. I'll use him for a follow up, cannot wait for my new little roommates to die.
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Devyn J.
How was very accommodating and told me step by step what he was going to do. I have not seen any evidence of bed bugs since he left. Thank you Joe
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Thumbtack Customer
As soon as we realized we actually had bed bugs (yeeech), we went online to find help. I received two estimates right away and chose Joe/Venom Pest Control. Joe provided a very fair estimate and answered every single one of our annoying questions. Initially, we weren't sure the treatment worked, but...just as he said would happen...within 3-4 days, no more bug bites. What a relief! I don't want to go through another bed bug episode again, but if we do, we'll turn to Joe for his professional and thorough service.
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Sabrina F.
I had a beg bug problem which I didn’t know about for a while thinking it was mosquitos but when I did find out I had many sleepless nights. I was stressed, could barely walk into my room, and when I called one of the nationwide exterminators, they quoted me $1000 to treat my room. Joe did it for a fraction of the price, and has a longer guarantee on the treatment. He was very responsive and came within a day to treat my room and even did a follow up visit two weeks later to make sure the bed bugs were gone. Now I’m back in my room and very happy that I’m bed bug free!
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Thumbtack Customer
Loved my experience with protect all pest was so paranoid before William stopped by was ready to throw everything out my room glad I found such a reliable and professional person to help with my Bed bug problem
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Thumbtack Customer
William was extremely courteous and informative. He made sure to walk us through the entire process as well as answer all of our questions. Most importantly, we have not seen another bed bug after the first process.
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Jay R.
William was amazing! Super responsive, even to all my questions after my service was completed. He walked me through the whole process and after care. I highly recommend him for bed bug services in the LA area.
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Polina B.
As soon as I saw bites and discovered I had bed bugs my entire life turned upside down. I was freaking out, ordering any and every bed bug removal product I saw online. Nothing worked. I felt unsafe in my home, ridden with anxiety, unsure of how I would EVER be able to get rid of these small demons. I went online researching exterminators, yet many of them had reviews that said that it took many sessions to get rid of them. Once again, I was overwhelmed and upset knowing how long I thought it would take. I found William online through here and called him immediately. He was able to come THE SAME DAY. I was so relieved, happy, and excited. He came within a few hours, did the service (about an hour), and was able to come back. Within a day the bed bugs were GONE!!!!! GONE!!! All anxiety GONE, I was so relieved I couldn't believe it!!! He also was so great at responding over text and answering any questions I had. He came for a follow up since it was included and gave an 120 day guarantee! No bed bugs! No anxiety! Just a clear apartment :) Amazing experience.
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