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Steelton Bed Bug Exterminators

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  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
SUSAN C.
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bed bugs!! outstanding, prompt, efficient, courteous service for my son's property. i will refer them to anyone who has a pest problem!

Akita Pest Control
4.7
from 60 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony J.
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One of our rental properties had cat fleas. We used 3 "bombs" in different rooms ourselves, but it didn't solve the problem. We received very prompt treatment, the perimeter of the property was also treated, and we received clear directions for follow-up (which include vacuuming for 10 days). The flea problem was resolved, the price was reasonable, and the exterminator was friendly and professional.

Houck Pest Control
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Trevor B.
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Amazing. We haven't seen a bug since. Hire them

Optimum Pest Control LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
BethAnn T.
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we were devastated to learn that we had bed bugs! Steven responded to our call right away. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and understanding of the emotional toll that this infestation was causing. Not only did he rid us of our bed bug infestation, but he also helped us to overcome our fears of the stigmatism that comes with this kind of pest. Steven had a real sense of urgency in helping us get our lives back to normal. His service is top-notch and I would recommend Optimum Pest Control for all of your Pest Control needs!

Pest Pro Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
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Good company with good people. Bed bug issued resolved. Thank you

  • 5 years in business
Jillian M.
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I contacted Beth after having a few bites on my foot from an unknown source. Being the paranoid person I am and recently moving into a new home, I wanted to have a professionals opinion before jumping to conclusions. Beth was comforting and courteous on the phone, and arrived at my home the very next day with her business partner and two lovely, well behaved dogs. After explaining to her my situation, she briefed me on the process, answered ask my questions, showed me certifications for her canines and quickly begun the inspection. She walked through my home with her first dog, taking time to cover every corner, closet and outlet. After the first dog found nothing, she asked if she could bring in a second dog for extra assurance. The second dog was walked through the home and found nothing. Beth and her partner then stood outside with me for an additional thirty minutes, discussing my situation and providing tips for prevention and caution. She and her partner DID NOT need to stay longer than the inspection but they did so to provide me with extra comfort and advice. I am so thankful for Beth, her partner, and her two wonderful dogs. I would and will recommend 4B's K9 Detection Service to anyone in need of a canine inspection for peace of mind they provide and their above-and-beyond services. Thanks, Beth!

About

We have over 30 years of experience in pest and termite control, and bedbug exterminating, serving all of Lancaster and York counties. Bed Bugs have been on the increase and we're on of the counties leading pest control companies. We will recommend the use of bed bug K-9 detection dogs in some cases. For example commercial accounts that are rather large. In homes that have those un-wanted pests that need to be found a lot faster. This service of course, is in add on (extra cost) to the regular treatment we do. We treat lots of other pests like ants, roaches, spiders, mice, and more. With well over thirty years in the business we have taken care of many termite and pest control problems on a regular basis for people.

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 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.

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.

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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