Bed Bugs Binghamton

" Bed Bugs Binghamton prevention and bed bug extermination guide.  Like other areas of the country, bed bugs are being carried into town by visitors, tourists and college students. Luckily, the Broome County Department of Health provides education on the issue. If you have a problem, we suggest hiring an exterminator.  For anyone that can't afford one, we suggest purchasing a bed bug kit (see below), that has the combination of products needed, as any one product will not do the job."  

A local Binghamton area exterminator has indicated that he receives approximately 10 calls a week for bed bug control help. This problem is increasing in frequency across the Souther Tier of New York.

Binghamton University reported over 30 cases since 2004. The University claims that they take deliberate steps to control the problem such as disposal of mattresses and room fumigation.

How to Get Rid of Bedbugs in Binghamton

If bed bugs are in your home, dormitory or business it means that they were dropped into your residence by another person. This includes purchasing used furniture or mattresses that have bed bugs hiding inside or even from unpacking luggage that transported the bugs from one location to another.  Obviously  a common occurrence in dormitories.

The first decision a homeowner has is to "do it yourself" with a kit or to hire an exterminator.

Hiring a Bed Bug Exterminator for a Bed Bugs Binghamton Problem

Pest control experts can be expensive as many charge for the on site inspection ($100+) and then the treatment itself ($750+). Treatment can take an entire day. Of course, professionals know where to look for the bedbugs and their eggs. Finding and killing eggs can be tricky.

It pays to interview several professionals to compare costs and treatment methods. We suggest starting  Service Magic (1.877.233.1145), which is a network of pre-screened local independent exterminators and other home professionals. They provide up to 3 free quotes and certify that members are licensed and insured.  You can also search our databased of bed bug exterminators.

Ask questions such as guarantees provided (may take 2 or 3 bedbug treatments), chemical and mechanical methods used (heat, vacuuming steam, freezing spray).  Also ask about pet and child safety if this is a concern.

For unbiased reviews of local bed bugs Binghamton exterminators check Angies List.

Do It Yourself Bed Bug Products

Do it yourself approaches can also be effective,  We suggest purchasing:

  1.  A knock down spray which is mattress safe, and that kills bed bug eggs and bed bugs on contact  such as Sterifab. - Shown to be 100% effective against insecticide resistant strains of bed bugs in University of Kentucky study.

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    Use a Bed Bug Safe Spray around the seams and tufts of the mattress and inside/outside of the box spring.
  2. Use A spray that provides longer lasting protection, but that takes longer to work such as Phantom.

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    Treat Inside of Furniture, Under Drawers, the Bed Frame, Along the Baseboard and other Credit Card sized cracks and crevices with both the knock down and then residual spray.
  3. Bed Bug Dust- Spread dust after thoroughly vacuuming the entire room including use of a crevice tool. Bed bug dust provides long lasting protection. It kills when bed bugs cross through a thinly applied dust field. The dust attaches to the bed bugs, killing them.

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    Bed Bug Dust Can be used in any Cracks and Crevices after spray treatment to provide lasting treatment.
    Pictured: JT Eaton Bed Bug Dust
  4.  BedBug Mattress and Box Spring Covers such as Allerzip
  5. Climbup Interceptors to place under each bed leg

More information can be found by following this link  how to kill bed bugs.

Products such as bed bug bombs and many sprays are showing bed bug resistance, so stay with those mentioned above as indicated in this study from the University of Kentucky on bedbug resistance.  You can save money when treating bed bugs Binghamton by buying combinations of products offered in Bed Bug Kits.


Bed Bugs Binghamton News

Bedbug Numbers on the Rise
Press Connects.com - Greater Binghamton

Major Bed Bug Infestation found at Binghamton Area Laundromat
WHRW News

Hard to control, bed bugs continue to spread at BU
- Pipe Dream

Binghamton Adult Care Facility Under Scrutiny
- PressConnects.com

Bed bugs may have been found in Hunter
- Pipe Dream Binghamton University

Battling Bed Bugs
- WBNG News

Binghamton Bed Bugs Government Resources

Broome County government has issued guidelines for how to stop bed bugs safely.

Check here if your contractor is registered with the New York State Department of Conversation or call (718) 482-4994.

Binghamton Bed Bugs Registry

To check on Bedbugs in Binghamton, check this on line  Bed Bug Registry.  If you hear of bedbugs in the area, list them here as well to warn other people. 

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