The True Cost of Bed Bug Extermination: A Comprehensive Breakdown

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Bed bugs are a common household pest that can be difficult to get rid of. If you’re dealing with an infestation, you may be wondering how much it will cost to hire a professional exterminator. The cost of bed bug extermination can vary depending on several factors, including the severity of the infestation and the type of treatment used. In this guide, we’ll break down the expenses associated with bed bug extermination so you can make an informed decision.

Inspection and Detection Costs.

The first step in bed bug extermination is often an inspection to determine the severity of the infestation. Some exterminators offer free inspections, while others charge a fee. The cost of an inspection can range from $50 to $200, depending on the size of your home and the level of expertise of the inspector. Detection devices, such as bed bug traps, can also be purchased for around $20 to $50. These devices can help you monitor the presence of bed bugs and determine the effectiveness of treatment.

Treatment Costs.

The cost of bed bug treatment can vary widely depending on the severity of the infestation and the type of treatment used. Chemical treatments, which involve the use of pesticides, can cost anywhere from $300 to $1,500 per room. Heat treatments, which involve raising the temperature of the room to kill the bed bugs, can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000 for a single room. Some exterminators also offer a combination of chemical and heat treatments, which can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000 for a single room. It’s important to note that multiple treatments may be necessary to fully eradicate the infestation, which can add to the overall cost.

Preparation Costs.

In addition to the cost of the actual treatment, there are also preparation costs to consider. Before the exterminator arrives, you will need to thoroughly clean and declutter the infested area. This may involve washing and drying all bedding and clothing, vacuuming and steam cleaning carpets and furniture, and sealing any cracks or crevices where bed bugs may be hiding. These preparation costs can add up, with some estimates ranging from $200 to $1,000 or more depending on the size of the infested area and the extent of the preparation needed.

Replacement Costs.

In addition to the cost of extermination and preparation, there may also be replacement costs to consider. Bed bugs can infest and damage furniture, bedding, and other household items. If these items cannot be effectively treated or cleaned, they may need to be replaced. This can add significant costs to the overall expense of bed bug extermination. It’s important to factor in potential replacement costs when budgeting for bed bug treatment.

Follow-Up Costs.

It’s important to note that the cost of bed bug extermination doesn’t always end with the initial treatment. Follow-up visits may be necessary to ensure that the infestation has been completely eradicated. These follow-up visits can add to the overall cost of bed bug extermination, so it’s important to factor them into your budget. The number of follow-up visits needed will depend on the severity of the infestation and the effectiveness of the initial treatment.


How Midwest Bed Bug Services is Different

Here at Midwest Bed Bug Services we are able to reduce cost, reduce prep and get you the results you need. We are not trying to cut corners and play hide and seek with bed bugs. We treat your entire home and all of its contents, we do not attempt to treat room by room as that has proven to be very ineffective. Our treatment will also save all of your furniture so you will not have the cost of replacing couches, mattress and such. If you want to save yourself some money and get rid of bed bugs for good. Give us a call today



About the author 

Jason Dillon

Jason is the founding member of Midwest Bed Bug Services. With close to 20 years experience in heat treatments, Jason is well versed in what it takes to get results getting rid of bed bugs.

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