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Plant City Bed Bug Exterminators

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

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Ram-Kil Pest Control
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thea N.
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He came out to my house to assess it for bed bugs that I thought I had. He was very pleasant, honest and thorough. Instead of scaring me like other pest control companies I called did, he actually reassured me and put me at ease. I will use him for all my future pest control needs. Very personable too!

Curvematic Pest Control
4.7
from 76 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron A.
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Ricky was very professional, timely and had everything to do the job! Although it was a preventative measure I feel confident that we will se no bugs even after all of this rain. Thanks Ricky!

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Holt Pest Control
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex E.
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Gerald is a good guy pretty sure on the second fumigation we will get rid of the bed bugs.....He was quick to supply us relief and give us piece of mind....sanity more importantly!

MrBugGuy.Com
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon S.
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I brought home an orchid plant that soon shared little bitty red tiny ant-like bugs with me that enjoyed my kitchen counter. I called mr bug guy and he came by and sprayed and now after about three weeks, no bugs have returned. The next day after he sprayed the bugs were gone. Great job!

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Pest Eliminators Inc.
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia S.
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I was very impressed with the initial consultation and how knowledgeable and caring Jim was for my problem. Then my big day came for getting rid of my guests, the bed bugs, ugh. So Dave was here ahead of time, which I liked. He got to work right away and explained what he is doing, told me to just rest and he would do it all, and he did. Well done Dave and thank you so much. I will sleep well tonight....😴 God Bless You..... 'Goodnight, sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite'....I won't tonight....

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  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We had a lot of pesky bugs. The service was great! They arrived on time and eliminated the bugs the first time, even though the service had a follow up date. Thank you, again!

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Michael O.
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Extremely knowledgable and honest! Whenever I have an issue with bugs, Steve Clark from Pinellas Termite and Pest Control is who I call.

A1 Home Pest Control, Inc.
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Robert R.
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Got solid information on what to expect from both Liz and Brian. Complete and thorough job by James. Professional at every level. Getting rid of bed bugs is an extraordinary task. And we are now bug free. What a relief.

  • 33 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory S.
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Scott with Steve's Termite and Pest Control provided courteous, timely and professional service. Methods of extermination for bed bugs were up to date and very reasonably priced. Scott worked with me to insure that I understood the process and his communication was excellent from beginning to end during the extermination process. I highly recommend this company if you have a bed bug infestation. The truly provide quality service at a reasonable price.

DnG Pest Control Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Liz D.
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We had the best experience with DnG Pest Control! With not having previous luck with our bug problems, we reached out to a few pest control companies. DnG was very responsive to our needs. Not only did DnG combat our problems, they were honest, professional, and gave us the best price! Thank you DnG!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Connie B.
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I have been using Dominion for a few months now. Bugs are under control. Dominion is always prompt with their appointments and very reasonable in price.

The Bug Doctor
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Toula A.
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Had several firms come out to evaluate my residence and only one was 100% honest and ethical...Bug Doctor! They were amazing and they put my fears to ease, unlike their competitors who tried to sell me on issues that didnt truly exist for thousands of dollars my more. This is a wonderful company and my family and I truly appreciate their business ethics...they are outstanding!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Heather S.
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I called on a Wednesday from Naples FL and they are located in Clearwater. They was down that day to do an inspection and they started the job that very next morning! FANTASTIC WORK! I haven’t seen a bug since!

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Charlie H.
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Great job, very professional

PESTEX SERVICES
5.0
from 1 review
  • 32 years in business
Mike S.
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PESTEX absolutely earns their 5 Star Reviews! From start to finish these guys are nothing but professional. Nobody wants to deal with termites (or any bugs for that matter), but Pestex made things as easy as possible. We had a few bids on the job and Pestex was not the cheapest, but their professionalism was so much better than the other companies that we knew.

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We provide pest control services for your home or business. We treat all types of bugs, inside or outside. We offer free, no-obligation quotes.

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Get rid of Bed Bugs in Tampa. We use heat treatments that are chemical free, safe and effective. Address: 3104 North Armenia Avenue #2 Tampa, Florida 33607

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According to a University of Florida study, bed bug dogs are 98% accurate at detecting bed bugs and bed bug eggs by their scents whereas human inspectors are 30-40% accurate in discovering bed bugs when performing visual inspections. Dogs can smell bed bugs in locations that people cannot inspect, such as those hidden inside electrical outlets, between wallpaper and drywall and behind base boards. A dog can pinpoint bed bugs in a matter of minutes that a person might not be able to find after hours of searching. Our bedbug dogs can detect bedbugs and their eggs in any room before they become an infestation.

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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 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 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 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.

What is the most effective way to get rid of bed bugs?

The EPA recommends integrated pest management as the most effective way to get rid of bed bugs. Integrated pest management (IPM) can be carried out by a pest management professional safely and swiftly. The professional will assess the level of infestation in your home or building. The pro will determine the sources of the bed bugs: whether they are hiding in one location, are occupying multiple locations in one room, or have set up camp in multiple locations throughout the house. Based on the severity of the infestation, IPM can include thoroughly cleaning the area using containment protocols (safely packing infested bedding and other items into plastic to be disinfected), the appropriate pesticide treatment, and the necessary follow-up to eliminate any new hatching eggs. The EPA recommends chemical treatments (when safely applied) because “although bed bugs may sometimes be controlled by non-chemical means alone, this approach is often very difficult, potentially less effective, and usually more resource intensive.” Use caution if you attempt to use pesticides yourself. Carefully follow directions and know that some bed bugs have developed resistance to pesticides. Pesticides that are licensed only for use by professionals are known to be stronger and should be applied with the proper tools and techniques.

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