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Goldsboro Bed Bug Exterminators

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

Contract Killers
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey B.
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We feel like he did a thorough job getting rid of bed bugs in our home. We didn't have a large infestation but we haven't seen any signs of them since he left.

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Barnhill Pest Control Inc.
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Latoya H.
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Fantastic service! Highly recommend! Mr. Leonard was very courteous, beyond helpful and reliable. I called emailed him Thursday evening and he responded that evening with an appointment. Thank you so much for rescuing me and my family from those pesky bugs!!

The Bug Guy LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tonja G.
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I've used The Bug Guy to address a bed bug issue. Mr. Paul was very thorough and diligent in eradicating the problem. Mr. Paul educated me on prevention tips while navigating and explaining the process. My bug issue is no more. Unlike other companies I've inquired about, Mr. Paul cared about my family while providing an effective and economical service. I'm so grateful. Thanks again. T. Green

Carolina's Best Pest Control
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel J.
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Audrey and David (the owner) are fantastic. I called them on a late Friday afternoon and they were at my apartment in downtown Raleigh (30 minute drive for them) by 9 a.m. the next morning. David worked very quickly and was completely honest about my issue. Rare to find that in today's society. All-in-all you cannot beat their service, attitude and price. Homerun. Don't call anyone else for pest control...especially bed bugs.

ProForce Pest Control
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gary K.
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Joe and Josh we’re phenomenal. I appreciated there upfront analysis of the bed bug infestation and what they do to treat the problem. I had painters working in the house so I also very much appreciated how Joe and Josh were able to coordinate work efforts with the painters to optimize their time and make both jobs happen seamlessly. They were extremely thorough in that they had also identified a roach infestation in my kitchen and addressed the matter. I really valued their attention to detail, efficiency in their work, and their price. I would highly recommend.

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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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