About Us


History


Pest Prep NYC was started after my family contracted Bed Bugs at my residence. For some context, both my wife and I are jaded, born and bred New Yorkers. 

My wife was working as a designer for a well known jeans manufacturer. After fashion week, she came home with 6 big brown shopping bags of sample jeans that were not going to production. This was the culprit and it forever changed my life. I own a 4 family home on the upper east side. After dealing with all the emotional conflicts this unfortunate situation presented for my family, I had a bigger problem... I could not get rid of them no matter how many times we exterminated.  The bugs were migrating from apartment to apartment. It was an utter nightmare. Tens of thousands of dollars later I had to put a stop to this. I was an underwriter in my past life, or as i like to call it BB (before bugs). I now was on a mission.  I personally prepped all 4 apartments in my building meticulously. I became obsessed. After 6 months of dealing with this, I learned that Bed Bug Prep was the key. Whenever my past attempts at remediation failed, the common denominator was the same excuse from every exterminator; "something wasn't prepared correctly". I was tired of the excuses. The last exterminating company we used, the one that finally helped to rid us of this problem, was so enamored with the detail of my prep and called it "Amazing!". Said I should go into business because " No one does this" and "If all my jobs were prepped like this it would make his life much easier". I took his words seriously.  Since then we have become the #1 prep service helping New Yorkers with Bed Bug Preparation, and making a difference in this predatory industry. 

2019 marks our 10th year in the business 

We have met and helped thousands of people since 2009, and we do not plan on slowing down anytime soon. By the end of 2019, we will not only be servicing the NY tri-state area, we are opening up Pest Prep Las Vegas this summer, followed by the long awaited Pest Prep Los Angeles.  

 

Common Bed Bug Misconceptions

Misconception 1
Bed bugs only live on bed frames, mattresses, bed sheets, and pillow cases.

Reality
Bed Bugs live on beds, and everywhere else in your home!


Misconception 2
Only the lower class of society has bed bugs.

Reality
Bed bugs don’t discriminate! They affect all classes of society, whether you are clean or dirty, and regardless of how much money you make.


Misconception 3
Bed bugs are so small that they are invisible to the human eye

Reality
Incorrect. Hatched babies are 1-2mm in size, and a fully grown adult bed bug can grow up to 3-5mm in size and are reddish brown in color.


Misconception 4
You can eliminate your bed bug problem by throwing out your mattress.

Reality
Bed bugs infest all kinds of items, including dressers, sofas, electronics, and more!


Misconception 5
Bed bugs are not the problem because only my partner gets bitten.

Reality
Scientists believes that up to 70% of the population do not react to bed bug bites.



***Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do bed bugs only come out at night?
A: No. Although a bed bug prefers hiding in dark places, they will feed during the day if conditions are favourable. Ex. Curtains closed, blinds down, lights out, no disruptions, desperately seeking food, etc.


Q: Do bed bug mattress covers work?
A: Mattress covers do not eliminate the problem, but do take away common hiding spots such as the seams. This makes a bed bug easier to spot. A mattress cover will also preserve the mattress by protecting it from feces and blood stains.


Q: Can I get rid of bed bugs myself?
A: Not likely. A trained pest control technician has expertise and experience that is essential for successful bed bug eradication. To properly treat the problem, there are multiple areas of the home that need to be prepared and treated, not just the bed. Moreover, over the counter pesticides are ineffective compared to professional grade treatments.


Q: Can bed bugs spread disease?
A: At this point, there is no scientific evidence that bed bugs can spread disease.


Q: Can I solve my problem by leaving the house for a month or two?
A: No. A bed bug can survive without food for up to a year! Therefore unfortunately, leaving the home for several months will not force the extinction of your bed bug problem.


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