While dealing with an already traumatic experience, you want to make sure that your money is not wasted.
First and foremost, it is very important to talk to several exterminators. Let me emphasize this through direct experience in being an exterminator. Only 1 out of 4 of my clients that I inspect typically have bed bugs. I’ve been to multiple customers in which they told me they already have a service scheduled, but wanted to have a last minute second price. That’s right, some exterminators will schedule an extermination service whether you need it or not. Yes, there are some unethical business practices, so use caution.
No matter whom you choose in moving forward, do NOT do so without validating the existence of bed bugs. If you see a bug, save it! Temptation is to crush it, but don’t! Put it in a Ziploc bag and save it. If you see no bugs, that is not always the proof. If the signs of their droppings are evident, a good exterminator will recognize them. Zero signs or simply a worrying that you have bed bugs is not a good reason to move forward with an extermination service. In some cases, they may not be detected by a human inspection. There are services that utilize dog scent detection. More importantly, there are dogs that sniff ONLY live bed bugs. This is want you should seek. The cost is well worth it if you are not sure. I use this exact service to validate a successful extermination afterwards.
Cost is obviously something you should think about. As I already stated, there are many unethical practices. You should be able to get a fair estimation over the phone. You’ll need to give some details such as number of bedrooms, total living space square footage, type of home, etc. Make sure you exactly what is taking place during extermination and what is required of you in the process. Some will do all required and charge you more and others will allow you to do certain things in order to save money. No matter what, there will always be some preparation on your behalf.
All exterminators need to be licensed by the state of Ohio through the department of Agriculture. This is true for heat and chemical exterminators. Ask to see a copy of that license. Make sure that they have insurance as well. Ask them specifically about any failures they may have had during bed bug exterminations.
If you are thinking about a chemical extermination, you should research this. Even government agencies such as Department Of Agriculture will provide data as to the ineffectiveness of insecticides for bed bugs. That is not to mention health risks. All of this can be found through some research. Research is a key here. Bed bugs have been around for a long time and there is a lot of useful information to be found. Do not be fooled by the advertisements that come up when researching. Find the information about the bugs.
Once you make a decision, get it scheduled and know what to do next. Guarantees are very important! Keep in mind that a bed bug can go dormant for 3 months. You need to know that your money is well spent with an assurance that your investment will end any infestation so you can go on with your life.
Further advice and commentary is always welcome from Archangel Extermination LLC.
If you are dealing with bed bugs in the Ohio vicinity of cities: Cleveland, Lorain, Akron, Painesville, Sandusky, or Youngstown, we can help. Counties served: Lorain, Cuyahoga, Summit, Erie, Medina, Mahoning.
Archangel Extermination LLC offers full dwelling heat extermination for bed bugs. We are a Christian based organization that offers the lowest price solutions and best guarantees around.
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