When you're looking to hire a bed bug exterminator you can expect to pay between $250 to $400 per room. Please note that the extermination of bed bugs is extremely labor intensive.
A thorough treatment should involve 1-2 visits from Exterminize. An Apartment/ Condo takes about 3 to 5 hours to complete,depending on size and condition of the rooms. Occupants are required to leave while the treatment is taking place. *Please note that "Bed Bug Exterminator NYC" is an affiliate of Exterminize Inc.
Big Box Stores sell products that claim to eliminate bed bugs. Unfortunately, these products move the bed bugs to other locations. Truthfully, this is not a DIY project to tackle yourself. If not done correctly, it is much more expensive to replace furniture then to hire Exterminize.
Washing clothes is the first step to helping eliminate bedbugs. However, bedbugs don't just live on clothes. We have found them in couches, bed frames, nightstands, curtains, wall outlets and even paintings and picture frames.
Don't flip out if you find a bed bug on your mattress! If you think you have bedbugs, don't move furniture and don't throw out your mattress and other belongings -by doing this you can spread the bedbugs further throughout your home. At a minimum have our company inspect to confirm an infestation.
Bed bugs are resilient when it comes to cold temperatures. An adult bed bug can survive for up to a year without feeding and nymphs up to three months without feeding on a blood meal.
Bed bugs are generally considered to be nocturnal and prefer to take a blood meal during the night. Depending on the infestation, they may also come out in the daytime, in order to take a blood meal.
Bed bugs will not go away by sleeping in another room. They will follow you and create new colonies wherever you move.
Absolutely! Bed Bugs can travel through walls if an infestation gets bad enough. Also, Bed bugs have been known to use pipes and electrical wires as highways into homes. If you live in an apartment more than likely if you have bed bugs so will the neighboring apartment.
Unless instructed not to you may continue to sleep in your bed after treatment. Encasement should be put on mattresses and box springs.
Bed bugs are terrific hitch hiker and just because you are moving doesn't mean you leave the bed bug problem behind. It is strongly recommended that you consider treating the problem and ensure that you no longer have bedbugs before you decide to move.
Tenants in New York City have the right to a bedbug-free apartment. The city's housing and maintenance code, which specifically names bedbugs as one of the “pests” a landlord is legally required to eradicate in a rental unit.