How Much Does it Cost to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

It can be extremely difficult to get rid of bed bugs, most treatment plans include multiple visits over a two to three month period. You’ll also need to take additional steps such as washing items repeatedly at a high temperature.

This page is all about bed bug removal prices, we’ve also got some great tips for you on how to successfully and permanently treat the bed bugs.

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Our Bed Bug Removal Price Guide

In early March 2018, we asked 14 pest control firms to give us a price for the removal of bed bugs to a 2-bed property in the south of the UK.

Below you’ll find the results of our research, you can use this as a guide to bed bug removal prices in 2018.

We can also help you get a competitive custom quote, just fill in this form.

Prices

The figures below are an average of all the prices we received.

We were given plenty of options from most of our chosen firms, we decided on a 3-step chemical treatment plan.

This involves one major and comprehensive treatment and two follow up sessions over the next 45 days.

Item:Total Cost:
Inspection only £45.00
2 stage treatment (2 bed home)£225.00
3 stage treatment (2 bed home)£295.00

What Do You Get For Your Money?

A bed bug treatment program will involve steps you’ll need to carry out your self, such as washing clothes at high temperatures and, preferably drying them in a hot dryer.

It will also involve the application of several different chemicals.

It’s extremely unlikely that all the bugs will be killed during the first application. The eggs are extremely tough and can withstand multiple applications of even the most robust chemical.

You may also wish to dispose of low-value items that are heavily infested.

Your chosen pest control expert will advise you on the steps you need to take prior to an after the treatment, the list below is based on the information provided by our chosen pest control firms:

Before the initial treatment:

  • Remove any animals and fish tanks.
  • Remove and wash all clothes and bedding to at least 60 degrees.
  • Remove any items from known hot spots such as under the bed.
  • Reposition any large items so the exterminator has access to the entire room, including all skirting boards.

After the initial treatment:

  • Leave the property for up to three hours for the chemical to settle.
  • Do not hoover up for at least a week so the chemicals stay where they should be.
  • Inspect the worst affected areas periodically and note any reinfestation, this can help your exterminator during the follow-up visit.

Bed bug lifecycle

Can Bed Bugs Be Killed Without Chemicals?

Very few people are comfortable with the thought of sleeping on a mattress that’s just been covered in powerful chemicals.

While the bed bug treatment process involves chemicals, these are applied to the seams and joins on the mattress, not to the main area where you sleep.

Bed bugs can be killed without chemicals, items such as teddy bears, slippers and pillows can be placed in a “hot box” where the temperature is raised so high that it kills the bugs and eggs.

Clothing and bed covers can be washed at 90 degrees and any sensitive items steam cleaned.

Larger items such as mattresses and furniture can be encased in a large inflatable “hot box” and treated with heat. This option is often used in hotel rooms, care homes and anywhere food is processed.

For extreme bed bug infestations, mobile heaters can be deployed to raise the temperature of each room in the house, thus killing off all the bugs.

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DIY Options

There are plenty of chemicals, sprays, powders, traps, foggers and treatment kits available to buy online.

These often contain the same chemicals the professionals use but at a lower concentration.

You’ll need to apply these periodically, every couple of weeks for up to three months.

Whether your DIY treatment plan is successful or not will depend on the severity of the infestation and your diligence. Minor bed bug infestations that are caught early can be treated successfully with over the counter products.

More severe infestations will almost certainly require the services of a professional.

Below is a competitively priced kit from Amazon that contains a spray, powder and fogger:

Bed bug treatment kit from Amazon

Bed bug kit a kit from Amazon

How To Prevent Reinfestation

Each female bed bug can lay up to 300 eggs in one sitting so thoroughly treating the infestation is the key to preventing a reoccurrence.

Regularly checking known hot spots after the initial treatment is also recommended, mattress seams and joins are typical areas to see bed bugs.

If you frequently use hotels, where bed bug infestations are common, take care to inspect the bedding and try to keep your clothes off the floor. Hang items of clothing in a wardrobe or leave them in your suitcase which should be stored on an elevated surface, such as a table or dresser.

Be careful when buying second-hand goods such as curtains, rugs and sofas.

3 Things You Must Ask Your Pest Control Firm

We think you should ask the following three question:

Will you send an unbranded van and plain clothes pest control workers?

Do you offer a guarantee?

Do your prices include VAT?




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