Bed bug extermination is available for homes, offices, multiunit properties and commercial spaces. Professionals can perform inspections, one-time removal or termination and recurring bed bug control services, as well as provide recommendations on preventive measures. Bed bug infestations can affect one bed in one room or an entire home or property. Extermination can take place whether a space is occupied or vacant. Several factors affect the cost of bed bug extermination.
Number of rooms
Exterminators often have a set rate they charge per room that includes extermination services for a light to moderate infestation and treatment of a standard amount of furniture. The more rooms that need treatment, the higher the overall cost. Alamo Pest Management in Fort Worth, Texas, generally charges $250 per 10x15-foot bedroom for a light to moderate infestation.
The more rampant the bed bug infestation, the higher the cost per room. The higher cost accounts for an increased amount of product needed as well as additional employee time on the job. Alamo Pest Management charges $300–$400 per bedroom with a standard amount of furniture and a heavy infestation, which is $50–$150 more than services for a light to moderate infestation. The company also provides "peace of mind" services for $200 per room where there is little to no bedbug activity, but the owners want the room treated as prevention.
The more furniture in an infested room, the higher the cost. For example, Alamo Pest Management charges $50 per piece of additional furniture in a bedroom beyond the standard bed, two nightstands and dresser. Extra furniture might include a futon or second dresser. Each additional piece can add 30–60 minutes to the time it takes to treat a room and also requires more product.
Cleanliness and clutter
If a home is messy or has a lot of clutter, the rate per room will be higher. According to Alamo Pest Management, clutter creates more work in two ways: One, employees have to sort through and clear the room to get the area ready to be treated, which takes more work and time. Two, more product is needed to spray all of the excess clutter. Alamo Pest Management charges $450 per bedroom with a standard bedroom set, heavy infestation, and large amount of clutter or obstacles.
Construction of home
If an entire home is infested, it may be necessary to spray under the house, which would increase the overall cost of services. Homes with pier-and-beam construction can harbor bed bugs underneath, and pros can dry dust the area to terminate colonies there. Slab homes (homes without any space between the home and the foundation) don’t need this treatment. Alamo Pest Management charges a $50 minimum to dry dust under a pier-and-beam home.
Bed bug extermination companies may charge an hourly fee as opposed to a per room rate. Pest Solutions in Wappingers Falls, New York, for example, charges a base rate of $75 for 45 minutes of bedbug control services.
Because the factors involved in determining treatment are so complex, most bed bug extermination companies provide free, on-site quotes to give an accurate quote and treatment plan.
- Some providers offer a 100 percent guarantee, which may be good to look for if you have a bad infestation. For example, Steam Kill Bed Bugs in Little Falls, New Jersey, promises that their treatment will rid you of bed bugs, or they’ll return for free.