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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

Reviews for Pleasant Ridge bed bug exterminators
Marcela G.
They are my heroes!!!! It was a nightmare to deal with bed bugs.
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Thumbtack Customer
They were wonderful! We've used three other companies in the past and Bed Bug Solutions was the best. I love that they use a completely non-toxic substance to rid out house of the bed bugs.
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David M.
I received a very early response from Bed Bug Solutions on Thumbtack. They provided careful answers to my questions, friendly service, and a great product with warranty. At the follow-up visit, we were bed bug free!
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Thumbtack Customer
For the first time in a year and half, I've been able to sleep without nightmares of bed bugs. I've tried to treat them myself with products I've bought online. Evertime I thought it had worked only to find live bugs or bites on my children a week later. It has been 3 weeks since bed bug solutions has been to our house and I have found no live bugs and no bites on my kids. I put off calling in a professional because of horror stories of cost and ineffectiveness. I wish I would have called in Bed Bug Solutions sooner. We can finally have guests over without worrying about spreading bugs or getting reinfested. I highly recommend Beg Bug Solutions to anyone with a bed bug problem. The price was so much better than I ever thought it would be!
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Richard R.
I would like to thank everyone that I talked to and had the pleasure of meeting. They were all very friendly and easy to talk to about my situation. Paige and her helper was very thorough on getting rid of the bed bugs. And they give you a year warranty in case I get them back. And I will be calling them every year to come and retreat so I never have to deal with bed bugs again. And the cost was very resonable considering they are the only ones that offer a year warranty. So if you have bed bugs please don't hesitate to call Bed Bug Solutions of Cincinnati. They will take great care of you.
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HOWARD S.
AFTERWARD, I FOUND OUT I HAD CONTACTED WITH POISON IVY. THE YOUNG COUPLE CAME OUT AND INSPECTED AND LET ME KNOW I DID NOT HAVE BED BUGS. I HAVE RECOMMENDED YOUR COMPANY TO OTHERS
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Thumbtack Customer
my experience with Mark and Jen was excellent! They are very knowledgeable and personable. They gave me piece of mind about my bed bug situation that was overwhelming to say the least. I will definitely recommend them. Thank you Mark and Jen!
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Thumbtack Customer
If competence had a mascot, it would without a doubt be Eric from Ampulex Environmental Solutions. Having dealt with bed bugs in the past I knew exactly what I was looking for in a company to help me with my problem and I immediately recognized Eric as a professional, knowledgeable and caring person. During his inspection not only did he do a thourrough job of checking my home but he also assured me that having bed bugs was not my fault and it was nothing to be ashamed of which was an incredible load off my mind. Eric will give you the perfect list of preparations for a bed bug treatment and the know how to prevent something like this happening in the future and I'm thrilled to say that after his treatment my home is bed bug free and I can get a good night sleep. I would recommend Ampulex to anyone facing a pest issue of any kind. Do yourself a favor, don't let big name companies take DOUBLE the amount of money, send an unskilled person to your house and leave you with the same problem you started with. Instead, call Eric who has a vast knowledge of pests and genuinely cares if you are comfortable in your own home.
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Thumbtack Customer
I loved the fact that they made me feel comfortable with them in my home. Not like a major exterminator where you have the vibe that you did something wrong. I would recommend these guys to anyone with a bed bug issue!
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Thumbtack Customer
Eric seemed very well versed in Bed Bug extermination and explained everything he was doing well. He did a thorough job and for a very reasonable price. I would recommend as your first choice​ for any exterminating needs
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Thumbtack Customer
Mark and Jen were amazing. We have been dealing with bed bugs for over a year and finally feel like we can have our life back. They will be back for another check in a few weeks and I am hopeful we are good. Thanks guys!
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Thumbtack Customer
Mark & Jen from Bed Bug Solutions were a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. It's not an easy industry to have a good experience, but Mark & Jen were both professional and personable. They went above and beyond in their communication, putting all tenants of the property I manage at ease.
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Thumbtack Customer
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!
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Thumbtack Customer
Bed Bug Solutions was professional in every way, but most importantly their entire team was kind and understanding to what we were going through! They are very discreet & respectful and helped ease our minds from the start. I highly recommend and have nothing but good things to say - Thanks again for saving our peace of mind!
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Thumbtack Customer
Mark and Jen were incredibly sensitive, kind, and helpful. I think they're price is fair and reasonable compared to the high costs I saw online for the big boys. I was also drawn to them because they used non-toxic means to get rid of my bed bug problem as I have pets. Highly recommend.
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Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend this company!! They are very professional and a very reliable company! I am terrified off bugs and when I found a bed bug in my house I flipped out! Jen and Mark where the first to respond back to me and could come check out my house the very next day! They are the friendliest people and assured me that if u had bb they would find them and treat them! It was a false alarm(thank god) they did not charge me for coming out and assessing the problem!! I highly recommend them they are awesome and reliable!
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Thumbtack Customer
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!
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Thumbtack Customer
A week ago our service was performed and we've only seen one dying bedbug! For the price, the guarantee, the professionalism and the quality of service, I can't stress how happy i am with this group! Not only did they arrive early, they were clean, kept the areas clean and left no smell behind! This is such an embarrassing problem and not only did they not treat us respectfully, they gave us instructions and asked us repeatedly if we had any questions. This is a class operation and they do a wonderful job that REALLY WORKS at a very reasonable price. I interviewed several companies and had prices from $360 to $2900 but the warranties were all 45 days or less except for Bed Bug Solutions. They are the best!
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Kate B.
I called Bed Bug Solutions, and they were incredibly knowledgeable and sympathetic about the situation. They scheduled me for the following week, so I made the appointment, the following day, I tried to treat the house on my own, because I'm just like that. So, thinking that I had successfully treated on my own, I cancelled the appointment. They have a 48 hour cancellation policy, and they were extremely professional and kind during the cancellation phone call. However the following day, my husband informed me that he found a number of bugs during the night. So, I called them back up, and they were able to schedule me two days later, despite having cancelled on them. They arrived in an unmarked car, and were extremely professional, and nonchalant about the entire situation. They answered all of our questions, and were flexible about the order in which they treated the rooms, as our son was napping in one of the bedrooms. During their follow-up they provided the same experience and were incredibly kind and professional. I would absolutely recommend this company to any of my friends, and if we ever move, will utilize their preventative treatment in the new house.
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Jamie V.
I'm a little neurotic when it comes to parasitic pests, so when I started getting bites, I kinda lost it. I'd had bed bugs once before, and I just couldn't believe that after a year without them, they were BACK!! I freaked! Paige and her partner (sorry, I suck at names) were there on the day we scheduled and were right on time. The assured me that I had a very small infestation isolated to my living room, namely my favorite recliner. We scheduled a day for the treatment and they were in and out within an hour. They came back for the three week inspection, they gave me the all clear. I feel so relieved. I really like the one year warranty. It gives me a piece of mind. I will definitely be using them for yearly treatments!!
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