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Poughkeepsie Bed Bug Exterminators

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

Top Pro
  • 22 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather F.
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Chris was very responsive and respectful on my request for his services. He took plenty of time to talk to me prior to me officially hiring him, and listened to my concerns with care. He got me in as quickly as possible and did a very thorough job while explaining the process and where the bugs like to live. I highly recommend him!!

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Pest Solutions
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
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Came on time and now I have no bugs

Warfare Exterminating LLC
4.7
from 71 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan A.
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Warfare delivers. At least so far, as I had bed bugs and they did two treatments. Scheduling is difficult as they are a small company but because of that, they listen to the customer. Their advice on pre-treatment was stellar. The 2nd treatment by Marcus was far more thorough than the first, tho in fairness there was a time constraint on the first. And for the 2nd treatment, I had prepped my apt better. However, no matter what the technician says, the spray does get on anything not covered. Be prepared to clean or cover up EVERYTHING. Robyn in the office is a peach and Marcus, who did the 2nd treatment explained every step of the way, his techniques and what he was doing. Both technicians were courteous and helpful. Be prepared to have your life disrupted for 2 weeks, living out of sealed plastic bags....its an ordeal, no matter what to do a proper extermination. Would I recommend Warfare? Yes. Would I hire someone prior to the treatment to prep my apartment. Yes to that as well. They are honest and reliable and arrive on the dot when they say they will arrive.

Green Service
4.7
from 44 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
Verified review

Could not have imagined a better professional or a better man. Kind, courteous and the model professional. My girlfriend and I were at our wits end with bed bugs. I came across Tom Surace on thumbtack and could not have been happier. Tom arrived when he said he would, he carried out a thorough examination of the room and before he went ahead with treating the area he made sure to let us know the price of the treatment and if we were ok with him to go ahead with it. In my experience most people will just go ahead without asking and then tell you how much you owe them. Have not had a single problem since Tom carried out the treatment, which was done with wll natural products with no odor and no leave behind stains. Very very reasonable rates too. I cannot give Tom enough credit. Hire him!

  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Art S.
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great job done. was fast to get the job done but took the time that was needed to answer any question. best over all program to get rid of bed bugs.

CT Pest Solutions LLC
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
John T.
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The service was timely and the staff super-professional. They answered all of our questions and did an excellent job of getting rid of our bed-bug issue.

  • 14 years in business
Eileen G.
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Jim and his highly trained team have been treating my home for over twelve years. Everything from carpenter ants to stink bugs, mice, wasps, bats, and other wildlife issues has been tackled by Jim in a very professional and humane fashion, and with very reasonable rates! I have called on weekends with "emergencies" (a mouse in the middle of the family room, hearing a bat in the walls, what I thought was something in the chimney, etc) and they are very responsive and patient. Thankfully, the mice have been made to go elsewhere, the bats have been sealed out of the eaves, and we have not had the rash of stinkbugs and ants we began with. So very glad to have found Quality Pro when we moved to Westchester all those years ago!

Bag-A-Bug Pest Control
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christine L.
Verified review

I had to leave a review for this man we had bed bugs in our house gave him a call for help he was one of three places we called and he impressed us the most. We live in hopatcong and had no problem coming out to us even though we were almost an hour away his pricing was most reasonable out of all the estimates we got. He was very caring about our situation and very professional and he made sure to tell us everything we needed to do to keep them away.on top of it sll he guarantees his work for 3 months to follow if any come back he'll be back out right away no charge. I could go on for days he was awesome I would recommend and will recommend him to anyone.

About

When you use Bed Bug Beagle Nose Best, you can rest assured there is no conflict of interest. We inspect and report our findings to you. We do not perform bed bug treatments. We have no incentive to find bed bugs so we can make more money by doing the treatments too. You may want to think twice about using a company that does both inspections and treatments - because this is the conflict of interest issue that Bed Bug Beagle Nose Best DOES NOT have. Human inspections are fine when there is a very noticeable bed bug problem. You need a NESDCA Certified canine team to discover the beginnings of a problem, when it will be less costly to treat and fix.

  • 4 years in business
About

Capitol Canine Services, Inc. is not an extermination company, this means we have no vested interest in the searches we do for our clients. If a search does have a positive indication for bed bugs we will assist the client every step of the way to get rid of the problem.

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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