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Leawood Bed Bug Exterminators

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

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Dynamite Pest Management
4.9
from 93 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa F.
Verified review

Excellent Job! Highly recommended for bed bug infestation. Very friendly and addressed all of my concerned. Bugs were gone after first visit but he will come out 2 more times to inspect/treat at no additional charge.

Brantley Pest Control LLC
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Claire W.
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We had bed bugs And he did an excellent job assessing the Situation!

Edge Kansas City East
4.4
from 87 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
Abby M.
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I have only had my initial treatment so I can't speak to the quality of the product as of yet (I haven't seen any serious bug problems though so I think we're on track!) but the service was fast, friendly, and convenient for my schedule. The team was quick to respond to my follow up questions and made sure I didn't have to change my work schedule to be available for service. The price is reasonable for me and I personally appreciate having treatments already planned out to keep my house pest free. Thank you!

DIRTCHEAP EXTERMINATOR
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

He was friendly and very prompt. Explained what he was doing and why. I will sleep much better with those pesky bed bugs gone. I would recommend DIrtCheap Exterminator to anyone needing to get rid of bugs.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

They took the time to make me feel better about the whole thing and 1 day after no bed bugs so far. When you call they call you back. Will write more after 14 day inspection. Yes they come back to check the job is done. Very nice guys to work with.

Edge Kansas City West
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bob B.
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Seams to be working no sign of bed bugs

Smithereen Pest Management
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jaime W.
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I was worried we had bed bugs, he came an inspected within hours, did a thorough inspection and informed me of everything I needed to know!! Super friendly and helpful!!!

The Bed Bug Experts of KC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charles W.
Verified review

Troy from Bed Bug Experts of KC was easy to work with. We hired a couple of other “professionals” to take care of a bed bug issue at a property that we own, and after multiple failed chemical treatments, we decided to go with a heat treatment with Bed Bug Experts of KC. Troy explained the process well and met with our tenant to go over preparation with them. The day of treatment, he was communicating progress throughout the day, which was appreciated since we live out of town. Our tenant told us he was extremely thorough, and even moved furniture during the heat treatment. After it was done, he even cooled it down to make it comfortable for our tenant to get back into the residence faster. Our tenant has been bed bug free ever since. The process was more expensive than the chemical treatments, but cheaper if you take into consideration the furniture Our tenant had to throw away as part of the chemical treatment. If we had the opportunity to do it again, we would’ve hired Troy and the Bed Bug Experts from the very start. They were excellent!

Truly Green Pest Service
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn W.
Verified review

I had an initial whole house extermination. Robert was courteous, professional, on time - and I haven't had any bugs since.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa L.
Verified review

On time, professional, have not had any bug problems since they treated my home.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Terrie M.
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on time..great service! Rid of fleas after 2 treatments, I will use in the future, and would recommend highly!1

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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