How Much Does Bed Bug Extermination Cost?

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Yessie

Subject: Bedbugs

Does someone who has had infestation to the point that they had to throw furniture away. Would they ever be bedbug free... My daughter recently went on a 4 day vacation they stayed in a pretty clean , expensive resort, in the same weekend a friend who had bedbug issues in the past spend the night with me.. She also gave me a bag of girls clothes for my girl which I did washed but I don't remember if I unloaded in her bed first. The following week after this my girl gets 2 bites in her leg. Thought it was a moskito bite, than couple of days later another bite in her forhead. I stripped the bed and there it was an adult bb.. I washed everything and let her stayed in my bed. Than I felt itch in back of my neck I can't see so did not think anything of it. I washed everything with hot water but missed pillowcases.
I informed the landlord and schedule a K-9 to come . They found 1 in my pillow, bed.
Now Im confused where it might have come from. From my friends house, or hotel. My friend slept in my bed I slept in my daughters.
Family she travel with don't have any issues. My thought is it came in the closed my friend gave me or when she spend the night... :( could they come from boxes since I clean my closets and took out few boxes with book that went to good will..?
Now its going to cost me about 1500 to fumigate with heating room method.. Which after reading comments that bugs keep coming back with DYS methods is going to be the best option..
I just hated.

Samantha Benner

Subject: Emotionally Drained With No Money & Bed Bugs!

I'm so emotionally drained from this problem it's taking over my life. I would see a bug here and there crawling on me when I was sitting on my couch late at night, thought nothing of it. One night while laying in bed I looked up what bed bugs looked like and right away realized they were what I saw on the couch. Jumped up and tore everything off my bed and found a few. Freaked out and refuse to sleep in my bedroom. Purchased a steamer and spray because I can't afford the high cost of an enterminator. A friend of mine had them and helped me clean my little brothers room because he had TONS of bites on him and his room was the issues. I found hundreds of them in his room. Wrapped his mattress up, got rid of his bed frame and vacuumed and steamed every inch of his room. He's seen a few since. Did the same thing with my couches. Steamed, vacuumed, sprayed. Saw 3 today. I'm trying to hard. Still have to do my room and my moms room and it's so much work. I don't know what to do. I'm physically and emotionally drained. I'm afraid to sleep. I won't go in my bedroom. All I have is a mattress wrapped and I just can't bring myself to sleep in there. Been sleeping sitting up in a chair in my living room. I check the couches every night and everywhere around me. I put my blanket in the dryer every night. I'm going to have to steam and spray every day. I just want to move but it's so expensive and my mom can't afford it. These things are relentless. I just wanna set my whole house on fire. I'm just so tired of thinking about these damn bugs 24/7. I get that they don't carry diseases and I can't allow myself to think of gettinf bit up all night. I've read so many things on how people have gotten rid of them and I just don't know what to do anymore. I wish exterminators weren't so expensive so I could just get rid of them. I'm half tempted to try to take out a damn loan to pay for this mess!

Yourfriendlybugman

Subject: ;)

Hi. I am a pest control technician that often deal with bed bugs. I will give you some info on how to deal with these nuisance. First you will want to check all your furniture, mattress, ceiling edges, baseboards, etc. Check for any black dots as these are droppings and you will want to treat wherever they may be. They will most likely be located wherever the host is but in some cases(severe infestation or when tenants using sprays that repel the bed bugs), they can be on furniture, on the ceiling, inside outlets , bed frames , under baseboard moldings, kids toys, drawer, etc. First of all, you will want to buy products that are most effective against bed bugs. There is a product called bedlam, it come in a aerosol can. You will want to spray this alongside seams of your mattress, your frame , alongside baseboards, and whereever you suspect them. For outlets and a for a longer residual, you will want to also get a product with silica gel or diatomaceous earth. This comes in a dust form so you will also need a duster. Put the dust in cracks and crevices especially outlets and frame. Wash your clothes and any blankets, sheets pillow casings in hot water and dry in hot temperature. You can also steam alongside the mattress edges to kill any eggs. Make sure you move at a slow pace because it takes only 5-10 sec in temp above 135 to kill but if temp is 110-120 it will take a while longer. A typical bed bug treatment will cost anywhere between 150-1000 depending on type of treatment, the pest control company, and severity of infestation. If you happen to rather choose a pest control company, don't use the big companies because I know all of the technicians are not reliable. If anything go on yelp and find a local company that has a good track record.

Regina

Subject: Ive told my landlord several times

I have told my landlord in several occasions about my bedbug incident. Yet he brings me steamers chemicals to do it myself and get rid of them the harder i try the more they produce. They are gone for a couple days but then appear again, Sometimes don't have the time To repeat three treatments in a week. Any suggestions????

sher

Subject: Landlord and bedbugs

I have just found out i have these freaking things. Its aweful and no matter what cant get rid of them just a temp solution ansd there they are again. Well if i were you i would check the laws in your state. YOU LANDLORD in most cases if you were not the cause of the bedbugs is responsable for cost of extermination. I would inform my landlord of the problem. have an exterminator OF YOUR CHOICE do inspection so your landlord cant have a buddy blame you. Find out if possible where they originated and go from there if your state laws say he has to pay. Call an attorney. Good luck. as i am now going through this myself.

Yourfriendlybugman

Subject: Your doing it wrong

Tell your landlord to hire a pest control or contact the housing department. Your just creating more work and sooner or later they will pretty much live in other locations. Why most of the times pest control bed bug treatments are ineffective is because owners or tenants buy products from home depot and spray everywhere leading to some chemical resistance and relocating the bed bugs.

Ashlee

Subject: Bed bugs!

I never thought that I could have bsd bugs. At first I noticed what seemed like hundreds of bumps on my arms. I thought it was an allergic reaction from something I was using. Then a few days later I actually saw a bed bug scurrying across my sheet! I freaked out and started tearing the bedding off. I alerted my landlord and left a message on his voicemail. Days go by without any response. So, finally 5 days after initially alerting him I call again. His secretary tells me that the bed bugs ARE NOT THEIR PROBLEM and to CALL THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. Are you kidding me?! I was so shocked at what I was hearing. I couldn't believe it. I can't afford an exterminator and am at a lost as to what I should do. I would have thought that AT LEAST he would provide us with an reputable exterminator, but nothing! Apparently, it's not their problem. Like others mentioned, I am becoming paranoid. I feel things crawling on me, but when I look there's nothing there. I stay up all night to avoid the bed and reduce the amount of time that I have to sleep. It ridiculous. How can this not be the landlords problem? It's his building! What if the whole damn place becomes infected? I bet he would care then, or maybe not.

Mj clark

Subject: Same here

I promise your story sounds like mine. I thought I was allergic to something until seeing one and finding out what it was. I stripped everything immediately. Sprayed, vacuumed washed everything in hot water. Embarrassing bites all over my arms that itch like crazy. I ha e been notifying my landlord for weeks and she has yet to acknowledge the issue. I'm at a loss here. I have e never experienced anything like this. That phantom crawly feeling. I don't sleep well. I need help that doesn't cost a thousand dollars. The crazy part is we would see them before in the wall or carpet but had no idea what they were when we first moved in. I have had to deal with a lot but this is by far the worst.

Eating up

Subject: Please help me I've been bitting

What does a bed bug look like cuz my husband found a bug on me that was flat but big like a roach. I have bite marks all over me that itch and burn bad the only thing that helps is calmine lotion and toothpaste. Can someone please send me a picture of what these Lil basturds look like.

MJ Clark

Subject: How they look

They are a tannish brown color nearly translucent if they haven't eaten, which is what we first saw in carpet or on a wall from time to time but thought was a strange bug from outside or something. After they feed on you they are red, like blood. Adults are the size of an apple seed, which is very visible to the eye. When you kill them they will either leak bloom, if they fed: or black ink looking liquid, if they have not fed.

Summer

Subject: Bed bugs

About 6 months ago a family friend gave us a beautiful sectional couch. I was so grateful- could never have afforded to buy something like that. Of course now I know why they gave it away! It is infested with bed bugs. I am so embarrassed! I don't want anyone to know and I have been making up excuses to keep my family from visiting. The couch came from my sister's mother-in-law so it might not surprise her. Thank you all for posting your stories. I don't feel so alone anymore. We cannot afford an exterminator so I am going to try some of the do-it-yourself suggestions. I'm not getting my hopes up though, as many of you have tried the same things with little success. I am going to try to get that gigantic, beautiful couch out of here so I can watch it burn!! My sister is going to ask questions when she sees the charred remains and the empty living room. I guess I will have to tell her. Ugghhh! I am overwhelmed by this entire thing. Wish me luck! I wish you all the same!

shelisa

Subject: bed bugs

I'm so upset. My sister has been ill and lost both her sons in a short time. Her and my nieces came to stay with us for a while and now I have bed bugs. They bit my oldest and my 6 month old. I had to throw away my couches. I've been in my house 14 years and never had this problem.

Lily

Subject: Bedbugs

After living a year in my apt. Got to renew my contract for another year..but after two months I found i out had bedbugs and the manager said that I will have to pay for the exterminator which is $800...is it true that I have to pay for this..?don't know wat to do..

Catherine Loeb

Subject: State Laws

Hi

I assume you are in MA, but maybe not. Different states have different rules. I believe land lords are required to deal with the problem in MA, but it may depend on your exact situation (how many apartments are there in your building?). If talking to your landlord hasn't gotten you the help you need, call your local Board of Health and find out what they are required to do by law.

MeMe

Subject: All I did was visit a friend

All I did was visit a friend A little over a month ago he had got a new apartment and wanted me to check out. I ended up chilling over there for most of the day went home in the evening the next day I noticed I was itchy and had some bite marks on my legs. I called and asked him that he had or see any books. He said no and that he was bitten by anything nor was he Itcy! So a week goes by and no my old bug bites were going away but I was getting new ones I had a bite so bad on my on that I had to be put Scott in a biotics because it was giving me an allergic reaction. I put two into together I never went back over the friends house from when I previously so I automatically assumed then I must've definitely brought something back home with me. I watch some YouTube videos and so on and started to check room!! I couldn't believe it I found six bedbugs I just torched them with a lighter collected them and flush them down the toilet. Now like I stated that was over a month ago I'm sure that the sixth and I found I'm not the only ones that are in my house and even after doing that I'm still getting that my 13-year-old still sleeps in the bed with me and he has absolutely no bites or no it's not they seem to only be biting me! I'm really considering purchasing the steamer in trying that method. I am a single-parent and definitely don't think I can afford an exterminator at the moment. Any suggestions

jordan

Subject: Exterminator Prices

As an exterminator for the past 11 years, what sickens me the most about these pests is the high cost of their (successful) elimination. For those of us in the profession, it costs us approx. $100 to $300 to treat a 3-bedroom house, and this includes labor, supplies, heating equipment, chemicals, etc. Yet the company I work for (cannot disclose here) charges anywhere from $1,200 to $1,800 at bare minimum. I can tell you first hand that pest extermination companies make a killing off of these little critters, but it is heartbreaking how so many working class & lower class incomes cannot afford even the most simple treatments offered today. It makes me feel guilty, as I know the "secrets" of the industry, and how we are practically ripping-off homeowners, renters, hoteliers, etc with our prices...all because bedbugs are such a rising problem right now. What's worse it how it impacts simple things such as hotel nightly rates (do you think owners just flip the bill & eat the costs themselves?) and rents, making affordability very hard for many. I wish my company would just lower the cost of bedbug treatment to what it really costs to get rid of these insects, so more people could afford it without going into debt. I do not feel very moral with this, or how the system is run.

ayeshia

Subject: Hi I.have a Friend who.was

Hi I.have a Friend who.was quoted 650 and a monthly fee until the process is complete are there any recommendations you might have that could help her out ty in.advance

Crystal Damon

Subject: Bed bugs

I am a single parent of three small children and can't afford to have an exterminator. Please let me know a few things that I can buy.

Leigh

Subject: Hey, exterminator guy:-)

Since u just stated that it takes $100-300 us to actually fix the bed bug problem yet said company's at charging $1000 plus.....can u tell us, not so experienced people, who do have the 'bed bug'problem....what EXACTLY we can buy/rent to do similar procedures to our own homes...as a small business owner myself I can say I'm sure the cost may be low for ur company cause they already own the propermachines BUT if comprobable machines are debatable I don't see why you can't help us all out and give us a step by step instructional to attempt to do it ourselves...Cause I can speak for myself....I can't afford to throw out or burn a single bed, couch or dresser unless my kids and the rest of my family want tosleep on the hardwood floor and pile our clothes in stacks along that wall...so if you really feel bad, like it sounds like you do, throw out some ideas so we can try and DIY better than some of the other DIY ways which apparently don't work according to other people's posts... You might become a savior to ALL of us....thanks in advance, I hope :-)

Treg Loyden

Subject: bed bugs

I suspect you are not seeing all the costs your employer sees, so you foolishly think that his profit is the difference between $100-$300 and the $1,200 charge. But if you THINK that you can provide the same service, cheaper, please email me. treg at tdlcapital.com We'll give you a job quick.

Charles

Subject: Bed Bug Extermination

That is a quite informative post regarding bed bug extermination. As the post says, bed bug control should start with DIY methods to eliminate initially found infestation by using alcohol and washing clothes in warm water. Then we should ask a professional bed bugs exterminator for a thorough inspection of every corner of our house. And in case further infestation is detected, we should treat the house immediately with the help of a professional. This is the right procedure for the treatment of bed bugs.

Gerry

Subject: New mattress with bed bugs

Help!! I bought a NEW mattress from a well established company in Southwest FL. I've had the mattress for almost 5 months. What I thought were beetles are actually bed bugs. This company is refusing to do anything about the mattress. Stating "the mattress was sealed at the company and not opened till it was inside your home". I have not traveled anywhere and, this is my bedroom not a guest room. My pest control company will be here tomorrow for a quote on treatment.

Donovan

Subject: Mattress

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but The mattress company is certainly not liable. Mattresses are heated before sealed, and come clean as a whistle. The problem is, you don't have to do anything to get bed bugs. You can be clean and meticulous and never travel or even go to the grocer, but they can still move in. The taboo of them makes people feel like someone has to be at fault, but that is rarely the case. Good luck with your issue.

Karen

Subject: Books & Bed bugs

I buy used books from Amazon and I have always made a point of not buying a book that is disclosed as being a former library book. However, not all book sellers disclose the fact that a book is a library book and there were several I received that were. I believe that is how I got bed bugs because they are only in my bedroom and the only items I have brought in besides new clothes are books in the last several years. I contacted Amazon about seller's making full disclosure and that was a waste of time. Online it tells you that library books can have bed bugs and since I read at night the book is on or by my bed. I am retired and this is a real hardship, all because I like to read.

Candy Dixon

Subject: Books are not the reason for

Books are not the reason for bed bugs it is fabric. You can get them by sitting next to someone in a office or bank or anywhere. Best thing to do is call a profesional ASAP

Anthony

Subject: Bed Bugs

The best way to get rid of the bed bugs is to do a thorough vacuum of all crack and crevices along with steaming but the steam should be light pressured if not you will just blow the bed bugs around. This is a time consuming process and pesticides work when everyone does their part. You have to prepare properly and the most important fact of the matter that no one seems to address is backtracking to when the infestation first started and tracing your footsteps where you have been and who has been to the infested area prior to the infestation is important. That being said you have to play private eye. Infestations get worse when you try to self treat you should always have a professional treat with some form of residual to deter re-infestation and no one can guarantee anything when it comes to bed bugs because there is no silver bullet

brian pitman

Subject: bed bug infestation

Ive had bed bugs for a year now cant afford an exterminator and cant expect my landlord to pay for the exterminator because he has let me be as far as six months behind on rent.. The only thing i havent read here is that you may be able to wash the bugs from your body by soaking in a hot bath (as hot as u can tolorate) but add at least one cup of bleach and one cup of salt. Clorox bleach is best cheap bleaches can give you rashes and irritate the bites making them hurt even worse.

Dana

Subject: It is not actually that

It is not actually that difficult to make sure bedbugs are not on your body. You don't need a special bath for it. They only want to be on your body when they're ready to eat. They're so fast that it's nothing to them to stay off your body the rest of the time. It's not like having head lice.

Dave

Subject: Bed Bug

Brian, I am a former Terminix employee. I have eradicated bedbugs by telling people what to do to save them a lot of money but it will be hard to do that here in a small comment section but it will give you something to go on. I would not bother with the Clorox except maybe for cleaning everything first. Vacuum everything thoroughly and empty the contents of the vacuum bag outside and dispose of it. You would need to buy a few items to effectively eliminate the bedbugs and it should cost no more than $50.00 (except for a steamer with hose attachment). It would require a lot of work to eliminate those bastards. You would need to wash everything (clothes, bed sheets, etc) in hot and very soapy water. You simply would let the washer fill up with hot water with extra detergent added but shut the washer off and let the clothes soak a while. You need to remove all electrical outlet covers because you will need a "light" coating of residual dust (Alpine dust is effective) to kill those bastards (You need to purchase a $10.00 puff duster). Make sure the coating is very light that they can easily walk on. If the dust is too thick then they will not go through it. One mistake my customers made in applying their own dust is that they thought more is better when it has the opposite effect. Bugs will not climb through a mountain of dust. You want it to be as fine as the dust you find collecting on a bookshelf when you have not cleaned it in a month. Dust every nook and cranny "lightly." Dust in any wall voids you may have. I like to use CY-KICK residual spray available at amazon.com. You want to treat under or along baseboards and under your furniture in an area you might see the bugs. You have to turn over the dressers or book cases. Pull out your drawers and inspect them. You have to be very thorough. Hopefully you have a steam with a hose attachment ($30.00 on amazon). You will need to steam the hell out of them, as you cannot do a quick pass and expect them to die. You can also try those sprays meant to kill bedbugs on your bed (never tried them). You will need to buy a cover (an encasement) that completely seals your bed to keep the bedbugs zipped in tight because the method I gave you is a cheap and "mostly" effective. The bed cover is in case you did not kill all of them (sells on amazon for $17 to $27) and I would leave it on for a minimum of 6 months. Bug bombs are almost entirely ineffective but people still ignore me preferring to do that after they had done the treatment to feel better. They often will bug bomb the place late at night as they head out to another friends house to sleep because that's when bedbugs come out of hiding (in the dark). Others have put dry ice in a bowl because bed bugs are attracted to carbon dioxide, so they let the bowl sit out a while and then they set off the bug bombs. If you live in an apartment then this could be an unhealthy possibility for your neighbor. Some places there are certain wall voids or other things that leads to your neighbor next door or even upstairs. If you choose to bug bomb to make yourself feel better then make sure you read the instructions about protecting food and about blowing out pilot lights since the contents are flammable. Don't bother putting your mattress outside in the cold as some of my customers tried doing before calling me. It has to be below zero and the mattress would have to remain in such a cold temperature for 4 days to guarantee their death. We would freeze bedbugs but we used carbon dioxide that freezes and kills them. Hope this helped.

Mari Wilson

Subject: BED BUGS

Ive got bed bugs in my apartment and the ONLY way to get rid.of.them is for our landlord to steam clean all the apartments at once in our multi-plex building. He.wont pay for it, as it will cost well over $5000. He sprayes with chemicals, but thats it. This is a life long problem I will have to deal with as here in no way.to get.rid.of.them other than a costly deep steam clean. Spraying makes.them go away for about a.week, but.they always return. I.read that spraying woth DOUBLE strength vinegar may.work and may try that

Jahla

Subject: Bed Bugs!!

These things are the worse I've had them for months now since early July there soo hard to get rid of. We've tryed soo many chemicals and pesticides but nothing works. I'm losing sleep from being paranoid and scared of getting bitten at night and we cant afford an exterminator...someone please help me !! Im terrified of my own room

John

Subject: I've seen maybe 5 in past year

So. I've seen around 5 since I moved into my house. I always thought they were a certain kind of tick or tiny beetle until I asked and someone said they could be bed bugs. I've seen a few in my bathroom and maybe two in my room, but just found one in my bed a day ago. I checked my sheets and every seam in my mattress and box spring and found nothing. What the hell do I do??? I haven't been bit at all so is this really bed bugs??

Bob Potts

Subject: Possible bed bug

John, if you are not being bitten it is possible you do not have bed bugs. Some beetles can appear to be bed bugs to the untrained eye. Call a pest control company in your are for positive id.

Katelyn

Subject: It's very common for someone

It's very common for someone to be bitten by bed bugs, but have no physical signs of such, such as red bumps similar to bites from mosquito's. Usually when a bump occurs due to a bite it is due to an allergic reaction with the bug(bite). Bed bugs are small bugs usually smaller than the tip of your pinky. They start very small, almost unnotticable unless you look closely and are a clear to nude shade, red butts if they've fed recently. Older bed bugs are a brown or dark red and change shape depending on how much they're fed recently. If you're suspecting that you might have bed bugs locate an exterminator who is specialized in bed bug removal or has years of experience in such, to enspect your home. There are a few places that will provide an inspection for free or for a low cost. Coming from my own experience with dealing with bed bugs, it is most definitely better to hire an exterminator who knows what they're doing than to attempt to deal with them yourself. Hope this is helpful. And good luck :)

Megan

Subject: Bedbugs

If you have seen around 5, trust me, you have way more! Them suckers multiply every single day and can live like 2 years without sucking your blood! My house has bedbugs. We think we got them from a Savannah, GA visit last year. We thought we got rid of them, but they are back now. I swear, them buttheads will survive the next coming!!!!! This is gonna hurt ya...just because you don't have red rashes or bumps on you, doesn't mean you have not been bit. Some people are allergic to the bites, some aren't. Our bedbug enemies are not in our dressers, clothes, or mattresses. They are in the damn trim of our walls. Last year, I caulked one entire room after spraying a high potent spray from the feed store! Now, I have them in the other room. If I could burn this house down and leave, I would! I don't know one person who has $500-$2,000 to pay any pest control service. The little buggers can spread like wildfire!! I don't know how many times we washed clothes last year before bagging everything. Mattress encasements and covers are different. YOU WANT ENCASEMENTS!!! They are NOT cheap!!! Pillow ENCASEMENTS as well. It sucks because the little monsters leave black dots on the walls! I still ain't sure if it's eggs or their excrement!!!! Anyway, I've tried all the over the counter crap! Steaming everything didn't work. The stress and anxiety/fear these bugs cause is horrible! I swear I feel something crawling on me all the time and nothing's there. I hate going to sleep sometimes because I feel like the things are eating on me all night...like I will wake up and a huge bedbug will be looking at me with big ass eyes and then swallow me whole! I wish you the best of luck in your battle against bedbugs! It can't hurt to ask if a pest control could possibly finance???

phil

Subject: bed bugs

Got bed bugs for the 1st time a month ago. Burnt mattress & box spring, used foggers for 24 hrs, washed & dried all clothes with high heat, washed the walls with hot bleach water, streamed the carpets 3 times. I just woke up with 1 on my shoulder, read about how hard they are to get rid of & now I know it.....what a nightmare!!!!!

Alicia

Subject: Worst nightmare

My husband and I have never had to deal with bed bugs. UNTIL we moved in with his cousins and aunt for about 6 months, we didn't find out until about 5 months we were living there they had them. We finally found our own place and moved and now they have stayed with us and are in our apartment. I dont like having people stay over or visiting. Its just disgusting and embarrassing. I wouldnt want to put this nghtmare on anyone. Its even more upsetting they didnt let us know before we had moved in. Nasty!!!

Kalie

Subject: 5 months after moving in?

If it took several months to discover bedbugs in your relatives' home it is very possible that they didn't have them before that. Those buggers won't sit around quietly and give you and your husband extra time before making a problem. It is even possible that you and he brought just 1 female in from somewhere else you went. It is impossible to know where the first bug (or egg !) ca,e from, but try not to blame your hosts because they were probably just trying to do something nice by having you there.

Bj

Subject: Bed bug issue

I live in a trailer in WA. And I had a friend stay the night and after that I've been get bit at night. I thought it was flea's but it was bedbugs. I've tried everything every poison you could think of & nothing work's! I'm ready to rip my skin off I'm covered in bites from head to toe. I don't know what to do anymore! I bought a steamer and no matter how slow I go with it! It doesn't work worth of "sh-t"! So now I'm ready to burn down my house and start fresh. Good luck world! When your mom says don't let the bed bugs bite she was not kidding! These bedbugs r the true horror of this world! lm so bit up I can't even go out in public cause I look like a red sore spotted human. It makes me sick to my stumick just rubbing anti inch cream all over my body! This really sucks!
God please help me!

Laura

Subject: BEDBUGS

I never thought I would have bed bugs. One day I woke with a bunch of red dots thinking I got bit up by mosquitos & they iched & burned like hell. Then it got to the point where my right arm was covered in bites & back and I'm like this isn't right.They I'm noticing more so I decided to look around my room & matress low & behold I have bed bugs! They are gross & ugly. I've tried everything & I really don't want to put myself in debt getting an exterminator.

Bj

Subject: Bedbugs

My family and I are very clean people all with OCD. I looked up to see how much it would be for extermination and that would break our entire bank and put us in debt. I wish that there was something that I could do to clean my house all out. My aunt stayed the night also and then wound up moving in and brought some bed bugs along with her. our house was clean before and now it is infested and yet we do not know what to do we have tried rubbing alcohol and everything online but nothing is working if you find anything else that actually works please let me know I cannot afford to throw out all of my furniture and start new

Laura Villalobos

Subject: bed bugs

Like to know who is responsible for bedbugs in apartment complex? There has been over 20apt. With bedbugs and like 10 others with roaches needes to say roaches still in apt but who shall pay The Apartment Mgr. Or each tenant. Please get back at me .

Sara

Subject: Your landlord/building owner is responsible for paying

Whoever owns the building is responsible for paying for bed bug termination. There are laws for it in each state, and landlords and apartment building owners must take care of the problem ASAP. You need to contact whoever you pay your rent to and let them know you have bed bugs. If they don't take care of the problem, they can be sued.

me

Subject: Gross Bedbugs

I have NEVER had bedbugs and we just recently moved and everything was fine for the first few weeks, then all of a sudden me and my brother were getting bit, we blamed it on mosquitos since this is the season for them. We tore apart the couch and found nothing, then disaffected the couch, washed the covers, we saw nothing. Next morning brother had more bits so we put the couch on the patio and today low and behold I saw them "Bed Bugs" they are so disgusting it made me sick to my stomach! I wish I had a pest control friend hook up. People don't have money for theses expensive bed bug removels. I don't even know how we got them, that's the part that really pisses me off.

Deneen

Subject: Bed bugs

I tried all the home solutions from spraying, dusting and professional extermination. They were gone for a while but always returned in about 6 months. Finally I Moved Exterminated Right away. NO BUG FOR 18 MONTHS. Now we are seeing them again. Could be traveling with family members. I am at wits end about to go straight for the professional again and pray all family members stay away. Sad but true.

Afatamah Mcnair

Subject: bedbugs

Earlier this year we allowed our homeless adult son to come stay with us and after he was asked to leave for his habit of spending nights away from home with different people in not so nice areas...soon after I noticed blood spots in our bed around the bottom of the bed. When I figured out it was bedbugs I got a steamer and products to try to kill them...it has been about five months and I am still finding them. I give up and we are going to have to pay the money to have an exterminator come in...we are seniors and both with health issues on fixed inxomes but this is just too much to deal with. No one will EVER spend the night here again!

helpnbehelped

Subject: bed bugs

We know exaxtly what your going through we recently moved into a new home our last home caught fire so we had to start all over. We are ocd cleaners, our home is in no way dirty. Its just a pest anyone can get. Its still embarrrasing. Terminex told us that they were probobaly here when we moved in. Bed bugs can live 1-3years with no blood.Our home is all hardwood so they hide in every crack even plug ins. And you can spread them with your vaccum, so ne sure to dispose of it in a zio tight bag. We moved a few hours away so hardley anyone has been over. Once we found out what they are We imm, called terminex. It cost 400$ to start then you pay 400 when theyre gone.,We have no bites ,.or any signs at all which ia wierd. Although.,we have not payed the last payment becsuse they are not gome termimex has came four times. They are coming again. We are taking every precaution., taking the hose to the shop.vac down every crack in the floor.,i even used a butterknife along each one to get up anything they could be stuck hiding under, best thing to do is get the bags that go over your mattress and boxspring. All clothes in dryer for twenty min (heat kills them). And we put them straight into the vaccum storage bags saves so much room and the bugs cannot get in them. We cleaned the entire house with rubbing alcohol and bleach. So., if this treatment does not work we are going to do what ive reas is the last resort. Have a crew come in with heaters and heat the home to a very high temp, its said to kill all bugs perm. I hope it works, i do not know what else to do. We invested all our money in buying this home.

kayla

Subject: bed bugs

This is my first experience with bedbugs and let me tell you I DO NOTHING LIKE IT. I thought theses nasty things was a myth but nope they are 100% real and they just won't go away I don't know what to do anymore I feel defeated by these tiny bugs. I'm not rich so I don't have the money to afford a exterminator I don't know what to do... someone help!!

Jc

Subject: I have a pest control buddy

I have a pest control buddy who doesn't like to deal with the bed bug issue because he doesn't feel right for charging the prices the compete with other but suggested that I use a handheld steamer to kill them. The steamer get well over 130* and moving the steamer 1"every 2 seconds over all seams in the suspected area or areas will kill them.. Hope that helps good luck

peggy

Subject: bedbugs

I have had bed bugs 4 times. They just wont go away. I have spent over 12,000 dollars not counting everything I owned in the last 3 years. This is the worst thing ever to happen to me. I now have nightmares of bedbugs. I will never be over this. I GUESS I HAVE TO MOVE AND START ALL OVER AGAIN. POOR PEOPLE ARE JUST STUCK WITH THEM. I'M A SINGLE MOM AND CAN NOT AFFORD ANOTHER EXTERMATOR.

Shanna

Subject: Bedbugs

I had them last summer with living with my mother in law, I just thought they wasn't real, was I so wrong. They are so real. Well now we have them again I didn't like them last summer and I don't like them again this summer. They are so hard to get rid of them. We tried everything to try and get rid of them.

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.