The cost of bed bug extermination will depend on several factors, including the size of the affected area and the type of treatment needed. A standard bed bug control treatment will require removal of carpet edges, outlets, and personal items. Heat treatment may require removal of certain materials. If you’re concerned about bed bugs in your apartment, you may want to take steps to get rid of the problem yourself.
Depending on the number of units and the type of material used, the cost of bed bug treatment can be anywhere from $500 to nearly $13,000 per apartment or house. This cost can be much higher if the pest control company is going to be using dogs or traps to look for bed bugs. Fortunately, you can do some research on how much these pest control services will cost before hiring one.
Obviously, the more extensive the infestation, the higher the cost. To determine the cost, the pest control company will inspect the entire area for telltale signs of bed bug infestation. The technician will also determine if the infestation affects the entire room or just certain areas. If the infestation is limited to a small area, the cost will be much lower.
Heat treatment costs between $250 and $500 per room. This treatment involves pumping 120-degree hot air into a room with bed bugs and leaving it in the air for up to an hour. However, the heat can cause damage to furniture, wall coverings, and other objects. That’s why items with low heat tolerance should be removed before the heat treatment begins. Unlike other types of pest control, heat treatment uses no chemicals and kills bedbugs at all stages of their life cycle. However, heat treatment does not prevent reinfestation.