Got bed bugs? There’s help on the way in the form of a new AgriLife Extension fact sheet. Extension publication Ento-033, How to Select a Bed Bug Control Provider gives practical advice on what to look for when seeking professional help for these pests.
Not just any pest control company will be able to provide you with the kind of service and control you need to get rid of bed bugs. This publication tells you how to interview a company, and compare different companies to make sure you get the best service for your personal needs.
Different approaches to bed bug control are explained, so that you can ask intelligent questions and know your options ahead of time. In addition, the publication discusses the different approaches when preparing for treatment. Did you know that some companies prefer that you do no preparation before your bed bug service?
Tips are provided for handling your personal items that cannot be treated (clothes, books, electronics). A special section is devoted to special considerations for apartment managers. Finally, a handy interview card is provided to help you compare different companies.
I hope you never need this fact sheet. But if you do, I think this should be the first place to go for help.