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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

What are the signs of having bed bugs?

There are several signs that can indicate you have bed bugs. The first is actually seeing the little pests skittering through your house. They tend to feed at night (generally where their hosts — people or sometimes animals — are sleeping), but can come out in the day if they’re hungry enough. Adult bed bugs are rusty red in color, as thin as a credit card and the size of an apple seed. Sometimes they can be mistaken for carpet beetles or small cockroaches, so if you’re confused you can use this helpful guide by the EPA for identification. Although they are harder to see, spotting the eggs themselves is a surefire sign. Another common symptom of having bed bugs is finding the exoskeletons of the nymphs near your bedding and other bed bug-friendly locations. The more exoskeletons you find, the larger the infestation likely is, because as they mate and proliferate more and more juveniles are born and cycle through moltings. Rust-colored spots — which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains are blood-filled fecal dropping that the bugs excrete on bedding and furniture — are another sign that bed bugs are living in your home. In addition, a sweet, musty odor can be an indicator of bed bugs.

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 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.
Reviews for New York bed bug exterminators
Thumbtack Customer
Still bed bugs in the room
J and Son ExterminatingJ and Son Exterminating
Thumbtack Customer
Jerry just came to my apartment today to inspect for bed bugs and I cannot tell you how much of a help he was. Not only did he did the inspection for free, but he was extremely nice, very professional, really funny, gave me advice on how to prevent future bed bug infestations, and explained everything perfectly. I cannot recommend this guy enough. A truly honest man. Thanks Jerry!
Terminators Pest ManagementTerminators Pest Management
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Bugged Out to take care of a bed bugs problem. They were the most affordable of all of the exterminators that I contacted and were able to schedule extermination less than 24 hours after I contacted them. They were quick and arrived during the scheduled time. The technicians were polite and thorough.
BUGGED OUT PEST MANAGEMENTBUGGED OUT PEST MANAGEMENT
Thumbtack Customer
John was amazing and he thoroughly explained the process to me. Also he came within 12 hours even though he already had a full schedule! Plus the problem seems to have been eradicated! I'm so grateful. Thank you for your impeccable customer service! I highly recommend Bugged Out to anyone dealing with bed bugs. Because as we all know bed bugs can put a significant strain on you in addition to anxiety from not being able to have a peaceful rest. Now I can sleep easy and I owe to John and his efficiency! THANK YOU!!
BUGGED OUT PEST MANAGEMENTBUGGED OUT PEST MANAGEMENT
Saniya W.
Really great experience after a minor bed bug scare - super reassuring, and made me feel way better than I was initially. Will update this review in a few weeks post treatment!
J and Son ExterminatingJ and Son Exterminating
Thumbtack Customer
John was absolutely fantastic! I had a bed-bug infestation in my room and John was the first person I called due to the great reviews I saw online. Incredibly friendly and professional, it was a pleasure to meet John and his colleague Justin. They did exactly what they said they would do, explained everything to me in a calm and understandable manner, and now I am bed-bug free. These guys are the real deal and if I or any of my friends ever have a bug/pest issue again, I will be sure to call/recommend them. Thank you so much John! 5/5 service: professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Be sure to call these guys, you won't regret it!
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Gabrielle P.
I didn't actually get to go through w the extermination, bc the inspector said he couldn't find anything BUT this team was AMAZING to work with. INCREDIBLY responsive, very kind, and very helpful. Bed bugs are a pain in the butt and super stressful, and Bugged Out really treated me like a human and made my concerns feel heard. I would highly recommend!
BUGGED OUT PEST MANAGEMENTBUGGED OUT PEST MANAGEMENT
Thumbtack Customer
They were here very quickly and on time, and provided a thorough inspection of my whole bed. Thankfully my inspection came clear of any bugs, but they also offered great advice on how to prevent future possibilities of infestation. Wonderful people!
BUGGED OUT PEST MANAGEMENTBUGGED OUT PEST MANAGEMENT
Ariel T.
Hernandez Pest Control responded to my messages within minutes and booked an appointment with me the same day, on a holiday weekend no less. They are prompt, honest, and a pleasure to work with. If I ever have bed bugs again, I will certainly go to this company first.
Affordable NYC ExterminatorsAffordable NYC Exterminators
Thumbtack Customer
I cannot begin to express my appreciation for Richard and Bugged Out. Something has been biting me but there was no visible insect. Richard respectfully looked at every possible option, refusing to give up. When every option was fully explored and I was on the verge of giving up - Richard refused. He pulled the rug out from under my bed and went over it meticulously and found a couple of carpet beetles - which when you are allergic, 'bite' like bed bugs. It's actually an allergic reaction and not a bite at all! He showed me how to deal with it, put sticky tape around my bed in case anything else arose and sprayed a preventative treatment that makes me feel like my issues are on there was to being over. Thanks again, Richard!!!!
BUGGED OUT PEST MANAGEMENTBUGGED OUT PEST MANAGEMENT
Sarata T.
Luis was very professional and took his time to explain his process with me. Haven't seen any sign of bed bugs since his first visit however, he gave me a second treatment as a courtesy. Really great. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Affordable NYC ExterminatorsAffordable NYC Exterminators
Ashley G.
I had a unforeseen bed bug issues. After the exterminator referred by my management company continued to cancel, I decided to contact Proven Pest Control. Mr Green was great, responsive and punctual. he helped me prep the apartment and followed up with a phone call to ensure everything was good well. The problem has been improving.
Proven Pest Control NYCProven Pest Control NYC
Thumbtack Customer
I tried a couple basic home remedies to treat a bed bug infestation I had under my mattress. I thought I zapped em all, but I called in J and Son just to make sure. Jaime was very friendly, asked about my situation and was at my apt that evening (10 min early). He did a thorough sweep of all the rooms (uncovering more bugs in a place I hadn't seen) and was very helpful in telling me what I needed to do with my clothes, dog, and dresser drawers later that day. These guys are great!
J and Son ExterminatingJ and Son Exterminating
Charlie L.
The professional’s professional. If you’ve just spotted a bed bug and reading this you’re likely reading tens if not hundreds of reviews for bed bug removal. This should be the last one you need. Fernando’s approach to bed bugs is multifaceted, efficient, and priced fairly. He answered my request for service within 1 minute of submitting, worked with me to book an appointment, gave a transparent and reasonable quote, and spotted the very subtle signals guiding to the root of the infestation within 30 seconds of entering the room (see photo 2). Before this I had personally stripped the sheets and peeled back every millimeter of the mattress, cleaned the frame with bleach, and cleaned and coated the baseboard with a knife and boric acid. This took me ~8 hrs. He spotted the aftermarket slats used to fix an Ikea bed frame within 30 seconds. Having now literally read books on the problem, I can assure you he is using the single best treatment available for bed bugs. He gives you the peace of mind that he will return to reapply if needed, but due to the high quality (human/pet safe) insecticide he’s using, which is now the industry standard for professional contact and residual treatment, that shouldn’t be needed. His approach being multifaceted means that he will give you invaluable advice on your situation to help you prevent future problems from reoccurring, which is crucial after the chemicals erode months after application (as expected). This peace of mind is something you will want when the lights are off. His pricing is appropriate. I was quoted similar treatment at 145% to 210% the amount of his quote. Further, they offered 0 to 1 guaranteed follow-ups vs Fernando’s service, which is “whatever it takes.” Even still, beyond his better pricing, this is not just about application of product, the bedside manner, identification ability, and prevention advice was almost worth more than the “service” itself. He answered questions after application via messaging, giving peace of mind. Fernando understands that by fairly pricing his work he will get detailed, thorough reviews and customers (myself) who will now go out of their way to recommend him to peers/friends when the topic of bed bugs (unfortunately) is mentioned. If anything should change in the next several weeks I will make sure to edit this initial review accordingly. C, Jan-23.
What's Bugging You? The Bedbug SpecialistWhat's Bugging You? The Bedbug Specialist
Thumbtack Customer
Bed bug situation...Mr. Santana picked up when I called...was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and most importantly reassuring. The best quote by far and I woke up today with no bites at all...Mr. Santana will be coming in 2wks to do a follow up at no charge...will complete my review then...have a feeling it will be outstanding! Thank you Santana! You made this guy happy again. Rafael H.
J and Son ExterminatingJ and Son Exterminating
Thumbtack Customer
Jerry was fantastic and very professional. I called him about a possible bed bug infestation. He quickly responded and put himself up to the task. He had patience with my grandmother who is elderly, anxious and was in denial about the whole situation. He was very prompt, courteous and very fair priced. Given the nature of the work and task at hand I truly commend him on his professionalism, punctuality and friendliness. I highly recommend his services. You will not regret it.
Terminators Pest ManagementTerminators Pest Management
Hirohisa Y.
When I found one bed bug around my couch at 2am, and found Mr.Green in thumbtack, I didn’t expect the reply but I sent some text, and luckily he was awake and reply to me so quick and schedule time. The day even he showed up 30 minutes earlier and asked me like if you want to do it earlier. Also he gave us the warranty, that’s really helpful so I still can contact him! Best guy in this job!
Proven Pest Control NYCProven Pest Control NYC
Thumbtack Customer
Richard arrived exactly at the time arranged. He was a great guy and put my mind at ease immediately. He inspected and sprayed every inch of my apartment and told me what to expect and assured me that this problem will be over very soon. I can't wait for the follow visit cause it was like having a friend or relative come and visit. I would recommend everyone to use this company even if you don't have a bed bug problem like I did because they can keep all pest control issues in check before they become a problem.
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