What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Bed Bug Exterminator

Hiring a Bed Bug ExterminatorAre you ready to hire a bed bug exterminator?  The only problem is how do you find one that will be able to do the job without costing you an arm and a leg? I would begin by asking friends and family members if they could recommend a good bed bug exterminator.




While most companies are fully insured and are up to date with the methods needed to get rid of bed bugs….There are some that are not and will charge you for a complete removal and not get them all. I have a list of 7 questions you should ask them before you hire that particular bed bug exterminator.

7 Questions to Ask a Exterminator Before Hiring Them

Number 1… Can they provide you with references of the recent homes they have cleaned that had a bed bug infestation? Take the time to call the people on the reference list and talk to them to see how satisfied they were with the job done.

Number 2… Are they licensed? A beg bug exterminator should have up to date license. This ensures that they are qualified to carry on their business in the areas that their license allows them to work in. If they cannot provide proof of a valid license I would look at hiring a different company to do the cleaning.




Number 3… Are they insured?  Do they carry liability and indemnity insurance?  Having the proper insurance protects you in the event that something goes wrong or someone gets sick from the cleaning materials used.

Number 4… How much experience do they have? Look for a bed bug exterminator that has at least 5 years’ experience in the industry. If they are a new company I would find another company with more experience.

Number 5… What procedure do they follow? I hope you have done research on getting rid of bed bugs and have a good idea of the work involved to completely deal with the problem. Make sure they deal with all aspects of getting rid of bed bugs as well as putting in place a strategy you can follow to prevent re infestation. Find out what type of insecticides they will be using in your home.

Number 6… Are you part of their extermination plan? Whether you do the bed bug control yourself or hire a bed bug exterminator you should be part of the plan simply because their some things that only you can do. That would include the pre-treatment of washing clothes and bedding’s and the removal of pets to a saver location during treatments.




Number 7… Do they offer any guarantee? Getting a full 100% guarantee is impossible due to the nature of these dirty little creatures. If a company is giving you a 100% guarantee be very leery of it. Even the best fully trained and equipped bed bug exterminators can miss a few hiding places. Talk to them about how they deal with a re-infestation to be sure what they are prepared to do if this happens.

That’s the 7 most important questions you should ask before hiring a bed bug exterminator. Remember these folks will be inside your home and you make want to remove any high end items.