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DeKalb Bed Bug Treatments

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Able Pest Control, Inc.
4.9
from 127 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
Denice E.
Verified review

I liked the one time application. No pressure to buy more treatments. Wasps and bees are gone.

Integrated Pest Solutions
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Mallory S.
Verified review

Very professional, helpful, and nice. My bed bug problem is under control. I had bugs for about five months, and now they are almost completely gone. There is one problem area left that we are working on, but it should be resolved shortly.. David has done everything to help.. I've been given plenty of good advice and will continue to use them if I have any bug problems in the future..

K&T Sonshine LLC
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Teri F.
Verified review

I called K&T Sonshine Company for service I needed they responded to me immediately. The punctuality, professionalism and the price was a pretty good value for my money . I haven't had anymore problems with bed bugs . I'm glad I called K& T , so I thank them for their service I am a well satisfied customer.

Edge Chicago
4.1
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Wilma P.
Verified review

The guys that came out were very professional and thorough with their work. Covered all the bases, understanding that we couldn't accomplish bagging everything for the bed bugs extermination but we had 2 weeks forewarning. Even guided me on how to set a mouse trap. Only draw back was the price which was different from what is originally quoted. Don't know if Nolan or Scott actually worked there, but would have appreciated a written quote. Only happened once I agreed to their service and gave them the credit card number.

Starks Pest Control
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tony B.
Verified review

This guy actually helped me out initially thru fb vid chat. I showed him some bites on my legs (turn out to be bed bugs) and he had me show him the bed, mattress etc via cell cam. After seeing wat he needed to see he was over in a flash kicking ass. No more bed bugs!

Clean Pest Solutions
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Allison K.
Verified review

Let me first start off by saying that Clean Pest Solutions has something that other exterminators and big, well known extermination companies don’t have.... HONESTY! I got Clean Pest Solutions information after posting my thumbtack ad, looking for a bed bug exterminator. We were told by Orkin (who came out to inspect) that it would cost us $1100-$1800 to treat our whole house. Although we wanted to treat the problem quickly, we also wanted to shop around a little and see who had the best guarantee and tools to deal with this. Chris offered to come out and inspect for us and come to find out, IT ISN’T BED BUGS! Chris was so honest about his findings and didn’t even try to upsell us on a preventative treatment because he didn’t feel the need to expose our family and my son to pesticides based on his findings (or lack there of). He gave us the best news we could’ve hoped for. Chris also left us with a few sticky traps free of charge just in case we experience any bites or such because he was honest saying it’s possible he missed something not seen by the eye. AWESOME SERVICE! Would highly recommend.

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Anna P.
Verified review

Vladimir of Windy City Bed Bug Specialists is extremely professional. I felt very confident after just talking with him on the phone about resolving our bed bug issue. He showed up right on time for our appointment and he did a very thorough inspection. He was very knowledgeable and personable and I felt very comfortable having him in our home. He did the two treatments as explained and we have been free of bed bugs since then. I highly recommend Vladimir and his company.

Old School Cleaners

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    Chemicals may kill the bug (others will scatter) However, if the dead bug is left in the home, the bug can still produce other Bugs Old School Cleaners will kill them with 295 Degrees of Vapor Steam and then I will Remove them from your home with the use of a water filtration vacuum. No Exterminator will do that

    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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