Jackson Pest Management
Our treatment uses the IPM approach in managing bedbugs. (Beyond pesticides).
• Heat Chamber Treatments (for furniture)
• Steam Treatments (Using steam to kill bedbugs)
• Mattress encasements (included in our treatments)
• Use Properly labels insecticides that are designed to kill with residual, as opposed to contact only kill.
• Provide 180 day warranty for follow-up treatments.
Treatments for houses and apartments typically prices between $400-$700 per bedroom.
(3 bedroom house = $1200-$2100)
An accurate estimate can be done with an inspection, to determine how and what needs to be treated.
It can be done...
Getting rid of bedbugs begins with cleaning up the places where bedbugs live. This should include the following:
Clean bedding, linens, curtains, and clothing in hot water and dry them on the highest dryer setting. Place stuffed animals, shoes, and other items that can't be washed in the dryer and run on high for 30 minutes.
Use a stiff brush to scrub mattress seams to remove bedbugs and their eggs before vacuuming.
Vacuum your bed and surrounding area frequently. After vacuuming, immediately place the vacuum cleaner bag in a plastic bag and place in garbage can outdoors.
Encase mattress and box springs with a tightly woven, zippered cover to keep bedbugs from entering or escaping. Bedbugs may live up to a year without feeding, so keep the cover on your mattress for at least a year to make sure all bugs in the mattress are dead.
Repair cracks in plaster and glue down peeling wallpaper to get rid of places bedbugs can hide.
Get rid of clutter around the bed.
If your mattress is infested, you may want to get rid of it and get a new one, but take care to rid the rest of your home of bedbugs or they will infest your new mattress.
While cleaning up infested areas will be helpful in controlling bedbugs, getting rid of them usually requires chemical treatments. Because treating your bed and bedroom with insecticides can be harmful, it is important to use products that can be used safely in bedrooms. Do not treat mattresses and bedding unless the label specifically says you can use them on bedding.
Generally it is safest and most effective to hire an experienced pest control professional for bedbug extermination.