About Us


History


Pest Prep NYC was started after I contracted Bed Bugs at my residence. 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 hopping from apartment to apartment. It was a nightmare. Thousands of dollars later I had to put a stop to this. I personally prepped all 4 apartments in my building Meticulously. I learned that Bed Bug Prep was the key. Since then we have become the #1 prep service helping New Yorker's with Bed Bug Preparation, and trying to make a difference.

 

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 colour.


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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