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East Lansing Bed Bug Treatments

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Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shana S.
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I hope this space will allow me to write all of the wonderful things I have to say about Tom! First off, he is very reasonable and understanding. He helped us get through one of the hardest times of our lives with ease. He goes out of his way to bring you comfort and give you back your home that you were terrified was surely lost to pests. When I first talked to him I was in shambles and felt absolutely hopeless. Within minutes of our conversation he had me laughing and feeling confident. He answers all of my texts and phone calls immediately and is super patient with what are probably some of the most ridiculous questions because I worry about everything. It’s like having “pest google” at my fingertips. He is absolutely hilarious and a joy to be around, I actually look forward to our sessions as his wit and humor relieve so much built up anxiety. He is a true humanitarian in the sense that he deeply cares about the comfort and well being of his clients and won’t stop until he knows he’s completed what he came here for to his customers comfort and satisfaction. The day he came out for our estimate I was in tears all day feeling defeated and he got right to work so my kids and I could sleep comfortably until his next visit. He has an answer for every question and a solution for every problem. He is super flexible and prompt. Although I feel with the upmost confidence that our bed bugs or “unwanted roommates” have been eliminated and “evicted” he is doing a session or two more for prevention measures on his own will. Not only will I be a lifelong Mantis customer, I also feel like I’ve met a lifelong friend. Tom is seriously one of a kind and definitely one of the best human beings I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! The kids and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Not only have you given us back our home, You’ve restore my faith in humanity as well. As I tell you almost daily since our first introduction, you’re the best! Thanks Tom! 😊

Wolverine pest services
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Mark was very responsive and professional. We just treated for bed bugs today, so fingers crossed.

  • 1 year in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
AC Savoie
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We’ve had every bug known to man kind in our new house and Ken and his team were quick to come out and access the problem and get us on the right road to eliminating the yucky creepy crawlers!!! Thank you � for letting me rest assured this problem is going to end and we can be bug free!!!

Bedbug Experts
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Frank K.
Verified review

Bed bug experts eliminated my bedbugs in two treatments. Thank you I'll. Refer any time!

Eli H.
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Very straightforward with the process of the removal of bed bugs. Clearly explained what I personally need to do in order to help get rid of them (vacuum multiple times a day, etc). Would definitely recommend their services!

B3G Thermal

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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We are a certified pest control company that specialized in the heat treatment of bed bugs. As a smaller company, the owner himself will perform the on-site inspection of the property as well as administer the heat treatment service. Our heat treatment service utilizes a 1.1MM BTU propane machine with two 18 inch pipes that deliver the heat to the specified areas. We also use fans to circulate the heat throughout the property. Propane is more efficient, and can generate higher levels of heat which means, we can heat a property more quickly than conventional electric heating machines. This saves time and inconvenience to the property resident.

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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