Bed bugs are a serious problem whether they're found in a home or in a place of business. Once bed bugs enter a building, they can infest many rooms rather quickly, and there is a danger of them spreading to other places that residents or employees and customers visit. While bed bugs normally don't pose serious health risks, their bites do cause allergic reactions that can be very uncomfortable for people, too.
Unfortunately, removing bed bugs completely is not a simple task.
Public health officials recommend that homeowners and business owners employ professional exterminators to ensure that bed bugs are properly eliminated.
The cost of exterminating bed bugs can vary greatly, but this guide explains some of the costs involved.
Before a bed bug extermination can take place, a home or business must be thoroughly inspected by a pest control technician. During the inspection, the technician looks for signs of bed bugs in every room of a home or business. This is done with a number of techniques and is a time-consuming task.
The cost of the initial inspection is usually somewhere between $50 to $500, depending on the size of the residence or business. For very large spaces like apartment buildings and hotels, inspections will cost more, normally somewhere between $900 and $2,000.
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Once pest control technicians have completed inspections, they put together plans to eliminate the bed bugs. Then, they present homeowners with detailed quotes that lay out all the costs of the extermination.
Most of the time, the rates are per room in a home and range between $250 to $1,000 per room, depending on the techniques that will be used to deal with the infestation in each room. In some homes or businesses, it may only be necessary to treat one room. In other cases, the entire building may need to be treated.
For food service and hospitality businesses, health care settings and other places where special laws and regulations may require unique techniques for bed bug extermination, costs may be significantly higher than $250 to $1,000 per room.
Whenever possible, pest control technicians will remove bed bugs completely with one treatment; however, it is not always possible to do so. When maintenance treatments are required, their costs are usually assessed per room just like initial services. Some companies charge less for follow-up treatments than initial treatments. Others will charge less for each treatment, dividing the total cost between each visit evenly.
A professional pest control company should be prepared to fully explain what the costs of the extermination will cover, how the cost was calculated and whether or not follow-up treatments are necessary and included in the quoted price.
For homeowners and business owners dealing with bed bugs in the Seattle, Kirkland, Issaquah, Samammish, Woodinville, Bothell, Redmond, Kent and Renton areas, Bed bug pest control offers professional bed bug extermination services at competitive rates.