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How do I make sure there are no bed bugs on me when i go to people's houses?

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Answer #1 | 02/01 2014 13:27
I am an exterminator and I can tell you without a doubt there is no easy way to make sure you don't have a single bug, or egg, on your clothes. The only way to guarantee it is to dry your clothes on high heat for at least 45 minutes, and even then if you walk through your house you could easily pick one up on your way out. I am sorry to say that the only way you are going to ensure that no one gets them is to have your house treated. And you need to do it soon. The longer you let it go the worse it is going to get. I have seen people literally walk away from their houses because infestations got so bad that they couldn't get rid of them. (Yes, we can get rid of them but when they get that bad it takes many treatments to do) If they are so bad that they are on the ceilings and in furniture, you are already in a bad spot. You need to get them taken care of as soon as possible otherwise you run the risk of spreading them ANYWHERE you go.
Answer #2 | 03/01 2014 12:15
Its good that you are conscientious about not spreading bedbugs. I just had an apartment treated for bedbugs by a licensed exterminator. They charged $525.00. The apartment was vacant but if the tenant was still there there would have been an additonal expense for doing all the laundry and buying covers for the mattresses. If you live in an apartment the landlord is probably required by law to take care of it.

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