bed bug exterminatorHow to Choose a Bed Bug Exterminator for Total Bed Bug Removal – Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort

Before you choose a Pest Control Company to remove bed bugs, there are some important things you should know. Bed bugs are hard to get rid of, and treatments aren’t cheap. Paying all over again because the treatment didn’t work and the company only guaranteed it for 30 to 60 days is a situation many homeowners find themselves in. Do your research.

Chemicals Alone Won’t Kill Bed Bugs

According to National Geographics, The University of Florida, and The EPA bed bugs are now resistant to chemicals being used to treat them. That means the chemicals sprayed throughout your home will not kill them all. Those chemicals may kill some of the bed bugs, but spraying will not kill the eggs or the bed bugs who don’t come in contact with the chemicals. According to the EPA, chemicals can actually cause the bed bugs to move to other areas of your home.

The Reason Your Guarantee Should Be at Least 90 Days

When you are choosing the bed bug exterminator who will treat your home, one of the most important things is the guarantee. How long do they stand behind their work? Because according to Purdue University, a bed bugs life cycle from egg to reproductive adult under PERFECT conditions can take as long as 60 days. So say 3 eggs that weren’t killed by the chemicals take 60 days to become adults. That’s after the minimum 15 days to hatch (as long as the room is 75 degrees). By the time you realize the bed bugs aren’t gone, your guarantee on that expensive treatment is gone… 90 days should be the minimum guarantee.

Bed Bug Heat Treatments Are The 100% Way

According to Wikipedia, heat treatments are the best method for bed bug extermination because all life stages of a bed bug are killed in one treatment.


The Bed Bug Exterminator Should Have Testimonials to Back Their Bed Bug Removal History

There are so many bed bug exterminator companies trying to “get in” on the financial gains of treating bed bugs. The company you choose should have experience successfully treating bed bugs. Don’t be a guinea pig. Ask for their referrals. A reputable company should be able to give you referrals from previous bed bug treatments. Don’t fall for the testimonial printed on the page. Call the customer. They should be more than happy to tell you their experience.


Island Pest Control Kills Bed Bugs with Heat Treatments for Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort homeowners and property managers. We are the Only Local Bed Bug Exterminator Company Who Offers a 6 Month Retreat Free Guarantee!

Call our office today at 843-681-5188. We will be happy to answer any question you have or set up an inspection.

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