It seems that we may have an infestation problem in this country. No, not bed bugs, but bed bug exterminators. Suddenly they’re everywhere; seemingly popping up almost in the same numbers as the bed bugs themselves. This infestation has a detrimental effect on your wallet however instead of your home. Promising unrealistic claims and using unproven methods, many of these so-called experts seem to be credible on the surface but are often less than reliable.
Finding the right exterminator to deal with bed bugs requires due diligence on the part of the homeowner. Not every exterminator knows how to get rid of bed bugs and does not have the proper equipment. When you are looking to hire a bed bug exterminator try to keep these tips in mind:
- Do your research. Make sure that the company is both licensed and certified and verify that license with the Department of Agriculture
- Check online review sites for customer testimonials. Also check their rating with the Better Business Bureau. The BBB also lists customer complaints and whether the issue was resolved by the business and how.
- Make sure that the bed bug removal company carries their own liability insurance. If they damage your property you’ll want to know how you will be reimbursed for that damage and it protects you in case their workers injure themselves while in your home.
- Be sure to ask about the procedures used before, during and after treatment and what that treatment entails. Entomologists agree that, at this time, there exists no pesticide that effectively and completely eliminates a bed bug infestation. The only 100 percent effective bed bug treatment is thermal heat treatment. Make sure that the exterminator you are considering uses this method. Otherwise, you are likely to have a recurrence of infestations.
At Himalaya Pest Control we want to help you get rid of bed bugs and avoid those exterminators that aren’t qualified in bed bug treatment. Our technicians are highly skilled in bed bug heat treatment and strive to make sure that your home is free of bed bugs with the very first treatment. Call us at 404-947-7378 if you suspect you may have bed bugs.