" 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.
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.
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 approaches can also be effective, We suggest purchasing:
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Broome County government has issued guidelines for how to stop bed bugs safely.
Check here if your contractor is registered with
York State Department of Conversation or call (718) 482-4994.
To check on Bedbugs in Binghamton, check this on
Bug Registry. If you hear of bedbugs in the area,
list them here as well to warn other people.
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