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Independence Bed Bug Exterminators

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Bed Bug Solutions Cincinnati
5.0
from 139 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 340 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew B.
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We were very worried Mark and Jen came right out and checked two of our houses thank God no bed bugs but we did have carpet bettles they helped us with that I would in a heartbeat tell anyone to call them they were not only very nice but very knowledgeable call now!

  • 8 years in business
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
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I had bed bugs, sky-high was very professional and friendly. They contacted me the same night and were here the next day

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1 Stop Pest Control
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Claudia G.
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Got rid of our bed bugs, a very difficult thing to do. Thanks for the help.

  • 2 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas L.
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Eric knew exactly what he was doing. Couple days after treatment and we are sleeping way better. My baby was born the day before he came to treat for bed bugs. Not only did he fix my problem, but the products he used we're safe enough not to harm my newborn. Would definitely recommend!

Greenix
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Linda V.
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He was very knowlegable and helped us understand. Very professional and thorough. I felt he cared about giving us the best service possible to make sure our problematic visitors/bugs didn't return.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John R.
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Keith Weldon did a wonderful job in treating our bedbug issues. He searched the entire house with his dog to locate areas of bug activity. He found several active areas which he treated. He continued to monitor us for the next 45 days. He followed up at 45 days with another dog inspection to ensure there were no hot spots. He was very affordable, knowledgeable, I have no complaints with his service.

TRS Extermination
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Claudia B.
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As I worked through how to deal with my bed bug problem, I probably called Glen six times with question - he was always pleasant, patient, and helpful.They came the next day - all were professional and got to work right away. They made my situation which I thought was horrible, into a tolerable and satisfying experience

Bugs B-Gone

New To Thumbtack

  • 8 years in business
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We provide an organic solution to pest control and bed bug extermination. We use 100% organic and safe methods for kids, pets, and dining areas. We also use a combination of heat and organic solution to provide the most effective extermination methods.

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If you're in Cincinnati and looking for a quick and painless solution to your bed bug problem, we are the extermination team to call. We provide various solutions such as heat treatment, chemical and freezing methods. Let's get full control of that bed bug problem. Call us now; we are the top exterminators in all of Cincinnati!

Q & A

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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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