Bed bugs are one of the most common types of pests found in South Florida. They can gain access to your home through a variety of means and can easily go undetected. By the time you uncover bed bugs, you likely have an infestation on your hands. Attempting to eradicate the problem on your own can be time consuming and costly. In most cases, you will find your efforts are ineffective. At Empire Pest Defense, our West Palm Beach pest control professionals have the tools, experience, and know-how needed to eliminate your bed bug problem and to keep it from returning in the future. The following outlines how much you can expect to pay for bed bug pest control.
Locating Bed Bugs In Your Home
Bed bugs are small, wingless creatures that are typically reddish brown in color. They feed on human blood, and bite marks are often one of the first signs of an infestation. Bed bug bites typically extend in neat rows along the affected area. You may also be able to detect them through the brown spots they leave on your bedding, cushions, and clothing.
There are over-the-counter products you can buy to help get rid of bed bugs. However, uncovering the site and extent of an infestation proves challenging for most people. Bed bugs are small in size and as they are nocturnal by nature, they can easily hide during the day. You may be able to locate them with a flashlight in the cracks or crevices of cushions, bedding, and walls. Your safest bet, though, is to call in Empire Pest Defense.
Bed Bug Extermination
The cost of having bed bugs exterminated through a professional service will depend on the size of the infestation. Home Advisor states that, on average, you can expect to pay anywhere between $1,000 to $2,500 to completely eliminate the problem. The price will also vary depending on the types of methods used. Among the most common include:
- Steam and thermal treatments: Exposure to heat and steam is highly effective in killing bed bugs and their eggs;
- Freezing treatments: This involves freezing carbon dioxide (CO2) so that it produces a type of snow, which can kill bed bugs safely, quickly, and easily;
- Vacuuming and trapping: High powered vacuums can be used as a tool to trap bed bugs and remove them from your home;
- Chemical treatments: There are professional grade pesticides available for killing bed bugs, which are proven to be safe, effective, and environmentally friendly.
Request a Free Inspection By Our West Palm Beach Pest Control Professionals
At Empire Pest Defense, we take an integrated approach to eliminating bed bugs while offering the most competitive prices and the best customer service in the industry. Call or contact our West Palm Beach pest control experts online and request a free inspection today. We will uncover any bed bugs problems in your home and provide a written estimate of what it will cost to treat it.