How should you choose the best bed bug exterminator in your area? According to the National Pest Management Association, 97 percent of pest control professionals have treated residential or commercial structures for bed bugs. If you're one of the many families with this type of pest problem, take a look at what to ask before you hire an exterminator.
Do They Have Experience With Bed Bugs?
Some exterminators are specialists. A pest control contractor who primarily works with wildlife (raccoons, skunks, and similar animals) may not have the knowledge or experience necessary to effectively eliminate a bed bug infestation.
Bed bugs are notoriously tricky to find and eliminate. This means the contractor needs specialized expertise working with the invader. If you're not sure how much experience the exterminator has in this area, ask:
Along with these questions, ask the contractor about what other pests they provide control services for. Specialization isn't always an all or none issue. It's common for some companies to specialize in bed bugs, but still offer other extermination options. A company that offers bed bug and other services is a contractor you can continue to use in the future for other potential pest problems.
What Type of Treatments Do They Use?
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), registration with this federal government agency is a requirement for pesticide products used in the United States. If the pest control contractor uses unregistered products or makes their own formulas, think twice about your choice of exterminator.
Pest control professionals have several ways to treat bed bug infestations. These include:
The specific type of pest control option a contractor chooses depends on several factors, such as the infestation, your home environment (whether you have pets or children), and preferred products.
Do They Offer Long-Term Services?
It only takes one pregnant female bed bug to start an infestation. If you have concerns about a re-infestation, discuss the long-term possibilities with the would-be pest management contractor. If prevention techniques fail, you could end up with bugs in your bed and beyond.
Before you hire a contractor, ask the company if they:
Ideally a one-time bed bug treatment could eliminate the invasion. Even though a pest control contractor can effectively remove the threat, no one can guarantee the problem won't return.
Do you need pest control services? Contact No Bull Bed Bug Control for more information.