Bed Bug Services – Extermination

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Bed Bugs in New York City

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are small, parasitic insects that feed on human blood—usually at night while their hosts are asleep. Their bites can leave behind itchy, red bumps that often appear in small clusters.

In New York City, bed bugs are an all too common pest problem due to high population density, crowded housing, and a constant influx of travelers. Approximately 1 in 20 multi-family buildings had at least one bed bug infestation in 2022, according to data from annual bed bug filings.

Infestations typically begin when bed bugs hiding in luggage, bags, clothing, or other personal items are unknowingly brought to new locations, where they rapidly reproduce and spread. They can also easily travel within apartment buildings by crawling from one infested unit to neighboring units.

At MMPC, we offer several types of bed bug treatment solutions, based on your budget and the severity of the infestation, using proven extermination methods combined with eco-friendly technologies like Cryonite and Ambient Heat to eliminate bed bugs with an extremely high rate of success.

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Freezing (Cryonite) + ULV Injection

Cryonite is an eco-friendly carbon dioxide snow that kills bed bugs by freezing them to death, and is ideal for appliances, electronics, and sensitive surfaces. This is combined with an ultra-low volume (ULV) injection of eco-friendly chemical micro-droplets to penetrate deep into cracks and crevices where bed bugs hide.

  • Cryonite + ULV treatment requires at least 2 visits scheduled 14 days apart to eliminate any newly hatched nymphs.
  • Depending on the scope of the infestation, we can either treat only the affected room (Spot Treatment), or the entire premises (Full Treatment).
  • MMPC is an authorized applicator of Cryonite technology.

Ambient Heat Treatment for Bed Bugs

Ambient heat involves raising temperatures within an enclosed area to a minimum of 118° Fahrenheit to kill bed bugs at all life stages, including eggs. When exposed to lethal temperatures of 118° Fahrenheit, bed bugs die within 20 minutes, and their eggs die within 90 minutes.

  • Ambient heat treatment typically requires only 1 visit and may take anywhere from 6–12 hours, depending on the size and number of rooms being treated.
  • Depending on the scope of the infestation, we can either treat only the affected room (Spot Treatment), or the entire premises (Full Treatment).

Core Treatments (Wall Void + Exclusion / Proofing)

Both of our freezing (Cryonite) and ambient heat services include the core treatments of Wall Void and Exclusion/Proofing.

  • Wall Void involves injecting an eco-friendly pesticide into wall cavities via electrical outlets and existing gaps to target any bed bugs harboring inside.
  • Exclusion/Proofing involves sealing up visible and readily accessible cracks and crevices along the home perimeter to limit the potential of new bed bugs from entering, and prevents existing bed bugs from escaping during treatment.

Bed Bug Fumigation

Off-site fumigation may be appropriate for exterminating any bed bugs harboring in clothing, bedding, and other personal items. Items are carefully placed in an airtight chamber or truck, then treated with an odorless and residual-free EPA approved fumigant gas (Vikane). Fumigation has been documented to be 100% effective at killing bed bugs, and can be used to treat virtually everything, including sensitive items such as paintings, antique furniture, or an extensive wardrobe. 

About MMPC

MMPC is small business proud to serve our fellow New Yorkers and surrounding areas. Our team combines 25 years of pest control experience with cutting-edge, eco-friendly technologies and methods — all to ensure the most effective, discreet and customized solutions for our clients.

We are one of the first companies in the pest control industry to adopt the EPA’s Integrated Pest Management Practices (IPM), an environmentally-sensitive approach in which all forms of pest control are explored before resorting to pesticides.

MMPC was called one of “The Best Exterminators in NYC” by New York Magazine and “America’s 15 Favorite Local Home Service Businesses” by Yelp and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are bed bugs, and how do I know if I have them?

Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown insects that feed on blood. The most common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, is the species most adapted to living with humans.

Adult bed bugs are flat, oval-shaped, and mahogany to red in color. They grow no larger than ¼ inch. Immature bed bugs (nymphs) resemble the adults, but are smaller and somewhat lighter in color and can appear translucent.

Signs of a bed bug infestation include:

  • Musty odors
  • Itchy bites
  • Small bloodstains on sheets
  • Fecal marks
  • Shell casings
  • Bed bug eggs
  • Live bed bug sightings

Can I get rid of bed bugs on my own, or do I need professional help?

While some DIY methods may help reduce the number of bed bugs temporarily, a professional exterminator is usually required to completely eliminate an infestation. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eradicate without specialized equipment and expertise. In many cases, unsuccessful attempts at getting rid of bed bugs on your own may cause the infestation to worsen by giving bed bugs more time to reproduce and spread.

If you’re considering trying to deal with bed bugs yourself, we highly recommend first getting a certified canine bed bug inspection to help determine where bed bugs are hiding and the scope of the infestation. If the presence of bed bugs is limited and isolated, you may be able to get rid of them with a combination of diatomaceous earth, interceptors, mattress encasements, and thorough cleaning and vacuuming.

How much does bed bug extermination cost?

The cost of bed bug extermination can vary widely depending on the extent of the infestation, the size of your home, and the methods used. Please contact us for a customized quote.

What’s the difference between spot treatments and full treatments?

Depending on the scope of the infestation, you can choose between treating only the affected room (spot treatment), or the entire premises (full treatment). While this decision is up to you, we typically recommend full treatments because bed bugs can travel quickly, and it is impossible to control where bed bugs travel before and during treatments.

What preparation is needed before a bed bug treatment?

Regardless of which strategy or method, proper preparation is critical to the success of any bed bug treatment program. This typically involves washing and drying bedding, removing clutter, vacuuming thoroughly, and moving furniture away from walls. Bed bugs harboring inside personal items such as clothing, bedding, books, and picture frames should be manually inspected and removed.

Preparation can be overwhelming, but there are professional companies that can expedite this process by manually inspecting, cleaning, and bagging everything before extermination services begin. There are professional preparation and/or moving companies we recommend, and that you can find by clicking here.

How long does it take to get rid of bed bugs completely?

The time it takes to eliminate bed bugs depends on the extent of the infestation and the treatment method.

  • Traditional chemical applications and freezing (Cryonite) require at least 2 visits spaced 14 days apart. This is because bed bug eggs are resistant to chemicals and may hatch after the initial visit (the second follow up visit is needed to exterminate any newly hatched bed bugs).
  • Ambient heat treatment only requires 1 visit, since heat effectively kills bed bugs at all life stages — including their eggs.
  • DIY methods like diatomaceous earth can take several weeks or more, depending on where and how it’s applied.

Can bed bugs come back after treatment?

At MMPC, we have one of the highest success rates in the industry when it comes to exterminating bed bugs. But while professional bed bug treatments are highly effective, there is always a small chance of bed bugs coming back. This can be because of certain reasons:

  • The infestation had already spread to other places outside of the treatment area (such as neighboring apartments), allowing bed bugs to return afterwards.
  • The treatment area was not prepared properly prior to treatment.
  • Bed bugs were reintroduced from clothing, bedding, or other personal items that were not cleaned or fumigated.
  • Bed bugs were reintroduced due to recent travel from a bed bug infested area (a new infestation).

How can I prevent future bed bug infestations?

To prevent future infestations, regularly inspect your home, avoid bringing used furniture or items of questionable origin into your home, and be cautious when traveling to places known for bed bug problems. Additionally, consider using mattress and box spring encasements and regularly wash and dry bedding on high heat.