FAQs

How much does it cost to remove bedbugs?

Removing bedbugs requires precision and detailed work. The treatment can take 8-12 hours to complete. Pricing varies from home to home and is largely based on the numbers rooms be treated, the clutter level of each room, the level of infestation, the amount of furniture in each room, and the ceiling height and size of each room. Pricing can range from $600-$1200 per home.

Do all rooms need to be treated?

Since bedbugs are the pest hitchhiker of the pest world they can travel through your home at a rapid pace. They go where humans rest or sit for long periods of time. All rooms will be treated in your home with a combination of pesticides, steam or heat. Not all rooms will be heated such as kitchens and bathrooms. If the whole home is not treated Ace Pest Control can not guarantee success of treatment.

What is the best treatment for bedbugs?

There is no silver bullet or one single best treatment for bed bugs. Below are the most common methods. It takes experience along with detailed and precise applications of the following.
Pesticide Application. - can take 1-3 months to completely remove bedbugs as the bed bugs have to travel through the treated areas.
Steam Application. Steam kills bedbugs instantly, but not all items in your home can be steamed such as electronics. Steam applications are usually followed by a pesticide application. You will see results in half the time by adding steam to pesticide applications.
Heat Application. Bedbugs will die within one minute when exposed to temperatures above 125 degrees F. This is achieved by heating the whole room to 140 degrees F and using fans to pinpoint and push air to all cracks and crevices where bed bugs hide. It is the most effective method 99% of bedbugs can be eliminated in one day. Heat treatments should be followed by a complete pesticide application. Ace Pest Control will utilize all forms of treatment to rid your home of bedbugs. Heat treatments can take 8-12 hour to perform.

Can I prevent bed bugs from entering my home?

There is no way to prevent bedbugs from entering your home since they are the best hitchhiker of the pest world, but you can prevent them from becoming an infestation by having Ace Pest Control treat your home on a quarterly basis by applying EPA approved pesticides in detailed areas of your home so when that bed bug does arrive it will not survive.

Do Bedbugs carry diseases?

Unlike a mosquitoes or ticks a bedbug leaves the human host to digests the blood meal. No blood diseases can be transferred from one human to the next. The most common bedbug health related risks are discomfort caused from the bites and the mental stress of having bedbugs in the home. Why are bedbugs so hard to treat? Bedbugs are great at hiding. They are often found in other areas besides the bed. And they are hardy. They can live for several months without eating and can withstand a wide range of temperatures from nearly freezing to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Since bedbugs are so good at hiding most home owners fail to eliminate bedbugs because they only apply material to the surface of beds, tables and floors. Detailed applications need to be made where bed bugs hide.

How did I get bedbugs?

Bedbugs are the best hitchhikers of the insect world. They are attracted to carbon dioxide, warm body temperatures and human smells and pheromones. Where ever human sleep or sit for long periods of time, bedbugs follow. Hotels, all modes of transportation, restaurant booths and chairs, movie theaters, schools, churches, day cares, your neighbors house (sleep overs) ,the list goes on and on.

How fast can bedbugs breed?

One female can cause an infestation within two months.
It takes 6-17 days for a bedbug egg to hatch.
It takes 7 weeks for a newly hatched nymph to reach adult hood.
Bedbugs can live for 10-12 months.
An adult female can lay 1-12 bedbugs in small groups on a daily basis.

How can I tell if I have bedbugs?

Bites from bedbugs are usually the first sign people notice but due to many other insects and pests such as spiders or allergies to soaps or other chemicals in the home it is not always the most accurate. A detailed inspection is the best way to discover a bedbug infestations. Bedbugs are visible to the human eye about the size of an apple seed. Bedbugs also leave many signs of there presence such as shed skins, and blood stains as well as the bedbug themselves.

Does Ace Pest guarantee the treatment?

Yes! Ace Pest Control offers a 60 day guarantee after treatment. We will perform an inspection 2-3 weeks after treatment and apply pesticide if needed.