How much does it cost to treat bed bugs?
Bed bugs don't care who you are or how much money you have.
It’s true, bed bug infestations have grown at alarming rates over the last several years. In fact, the Greenville/Spartanburg SC area is in the top 25 cities in the U.S. for bed bug activity. Bed bugs are easily transferred from one person to another when traveling by plane, bus, train, and cabs. The reason for the huge influx of bed bug infestations is increased travel, especially overseas travel.
Cost of bed bug treatment
Details & cost of a bed bug chemical treatment:
- $300 for single room.
- No guarantee with chemical treatment.
- $250 per room when treating 2 or more rooms at the same time.
Details & cost of bed bug heat remediation treatment:
- $1.25 per Square Ft. (example: Apartment 850 sq. ft. would be $1062)
- We include a 2-week followup visit to inspect and make sure everything looks good.
- 30 day guarantee with retreatment if necessary.
- We do offer payment plans with this treatment.
- Anyone who has had a bed bug heat remediation treatment qualifies to go on our Bed Bug Prevention Service.
- You can opt to go with treating only certain rooms with heat. The cost would be $400 per room. (No guarantee if we aren’t treating entire home)
Why does it cost so much to get rid of bed bugs?
Due to bed bugs developing resistance to chemical treatments over the years, and the inability to get the chemical to all places needed to make sure all bed bugs are eliminated, we just can’t offer a guarantee with chemical treatments. We can offer a guarantee with Bed Bug Heat Remediation though. With heat remediation, we are able to penetrate all the areas necessary to make sure we get all bed bug adults, eggs and all stages between. With our special heat treatment rig, we can heat the home enough to make sure even the most elusive bed bug will die. No bed bugs are safe from heat, not even bed bugs hiding in carpets, walls, mattresses, couch cushions, or even in your favorite recliner.
It is a lot of work setting up for a heat treatment, there are special heaters and fans that need to be strategically placed throughout the home. We then have to place anywhere from 4 to 6 remote heat sensors in each room. These sensors send information back to a computer which we monitor to make sure we bring the home up to the correct temperature and let us know when we’ve reached the correct amount of time at that temperature. It takes several hours to bring the home up to the 135℉. This temperature then has to be maintained for several hours to make sure we kill all the bed bugs. We usually arrive at a home at 9 am to start and it takes most of the working day to complete.