How to pick a bed bug exterminator
Before hiring an exterminator, search for them on Yelp or another site and read their ratings and reviews. You want to make sure are dealing with a professional, reputable company which will completely eradicate the problem so you will not have to deal with the issue again in months or years.
If they use a heat treatment, ask for a chart that shows each thermal probe's temperature over time, showing that all areas exceeded 122°F.
Note: even if you decide to use a professional exterminator, you should still read on. Exterminators will take 2 or even 3 visits to ensure that an infestation is completely terminated. You can use many or all of these tips to mitigate the problem, before, between, and after visits. Additionally, exterminators will recommend continued vigilance even after a professional treatment, since bugs are master hiders, and bugs that were missed by a treatment could return to start another colony. It's possible that the exterminator could kill every bed bug, but miss eggs that hatch after the initial treatment. Bed bugs could also enter your house or apartment from a neighbor's house or adjacent unit. To be safe, it is important to remain vigilant to ensure that the infestation is eliminated PERMANENTLY.
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