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Don’t Fall for Bed Bug Exterminator Scams

If you live in North Carolina, you know how pesky native pests can be. They claim territory in your home and don’t leave until forced. Worse than that, bed bugs in Chapel Hill creep their way into mattresses, tracking in human pathogens and leaving human residents sleep deprived and marked with unsightly bites. It’s obvious no one wants to share a zip code with these parasites, not to mention a bed!

The North Carolina bed bug population has only increased over the past several years and so have bed bug exterminator scams. Below are a few common bed bug scams that you should be aware of.

Make Sure You Really Have Bed Bugs

First and foremost, the first step to eliminating bed bugs is simply locating them. Before paying money to an exterminator to treat bed bugs, you first need to make sure that you actually have them. A credible pest control company should offer a preliminary free inspection to ensure that you do have a bed bug infestation before employing treatment.

“Licensed” Professionals

It’s not always easy to find out who is legitimate and who isn’t in the pest control business. Some claim to be licensed but in actuality do not meet state requirements for effective extermination in North Carolina. We recommend checking reputable sites such as Angie’s ListYelp, and social media outlets to ensure that previous customers have been pleased with their results. It’s also a good idea to ask the technician for his or her license; if they are employed by a state certified company, it shouldn’t be a problem!

Permanent Contracts

Another common scamming technique in bed bug control is the use of permanent contracts. These unlicensed persons will encourage you to sign up for repeat service because “one treatment won’t get the job done.” To put it simply, victims of these contracts will end up paying more money and still suffer from the effects of bed bugs in Chapel Hill, NC. Bed bugs are enough of a hassle, your pest control services shouldn’t be! Triangle Pest Control exists to protect you and your family with proven services.

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