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     We pride ourselves on our ethics. This is what separates Pest Prep NYC from other companies. We choose to educate instead of scaring our customers. A helpful note from our founder....

    If bed bugs invade your life, there are some key steps one should always remember.                                                                                         

    As Joe Friday from Dragnet would say:                               

    "Just the facts Ma'am"                                                                                                       

    1.        Most importantly, take a deep breath and Don't Panic! I assure you, this is a fixable problem. Don't be embarrassed, you have done nothing wrong. Human nature dictates that we tend to make rash decisions under stress. Not only that, this is a process that cannot be rectified “immediately or within a day” It is impossible.

    FACT#1 The Nymph or birth cycle of the bug is 14 days. This means it takes 14 days for an egg to hatch once it has been laid. It will not impede the success of your remediation or manifest into a severe infestation if you take a day or 3 to process what has happened here in your home. Consult an ethical professional and do your due diligence. Don't feel pressured to act hastily. Take your time and do it right the first time.  FACT#2 Having Bed Bugs is binary, they are either there or they are not, which leads me to the next step.

    2.        Get a neutral inspection done, either visually or with a K9. This is a harder task to accomplish then you might think. It is of paramount importance for this inspection to be objective. The way to secure objectivity is by not giving clues. Let the inspector inspect unbiased or blind. There is no reason to set the stage. FACT#3 If using a K9 inspection and the dog alerts to something in your home, that does not necessarily mean you have a bed bug problem. The K9 is a tool that the inspector should use. It is not the do all or say all. A hammer can not build a house. The carpenter uses the hammer the same way an “Inspector” should use the K9.                             

     Repeat this line out loud:                                            “the dog said I have bed bugs”    

                 Sounds silly right?    That’s because it is. You should not take this as a thorough inspection. If the animal alerts, the inspector should take out his or her flashlight AND INSPECT! This by definition is what you are retaining them for.                                                                  

     Miriam Webster's definition :                                                                                                                                              



    in·​spect | \ in-ˈspekt  \


    Definition of inspect

    transitive verb

    1: to view closely in critical appraisal look over

    2: to examine officially inspects the barracks every Friday

    intransitive verb

    to make an inspection

                                                                                                                                                                                             If this is not done, you have not gotten an inspection. Someone just walked their pet around your home. Don’t be fooled. FACT#4 The smartest Lassie caliber level of intelligence in K9s, equals the mental capacity of a three year old child. Don't take our word for it, watch this video from Lou Sorkin, the head entomologist at the Museum of Natural History here in NYC and the worlds foremost expert on Bed Bugs on ABC's 20/20 here:

    Which leads me to my next point...

    3.        Bed Bug remediation and preparation can be very expensive. It is also an extremely enduring and arduous task. Your entire life stops as you know it for 14 to 21 days. All of your belongings MUST remain sealed in plastic while this is going on. When you add children into the mix, take it from me it is far from fun. FACT#5 You must have actual proof that bugs exist before moving forward. Meaning finding legitimate activity (a live bug or bugs). On the other hand, FACT#6 If you have already found a live bug or bugs there is no reason to waste your money on an inspection. You already know they are there. Do not fall victim to the scent detection scam. If a dog told you that you needed to put a new engine in your car would you blindly do it or would you want proof? There are checks and balances in everything else in life. This should be no different. If you need help finding the right inspector we can recommend vetted professionals. I would never recommend a person I wouldn't use in my own home. Lastly, call us and ask for me, Richard Kane. I am the founder of Pest Prep NYC and am always here to help. Kindness is free to give, and priceless to receive. 

          All the best,


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Now before exterminators can effectively treat properties, pest control companies require that you prepare your residence according to their specifications. All pest management professionals agree that the proper preparation maximizes the effectiveness of the treatment, regardless of the method being used. The prepping process is a demanding, time consuming and stressful ordeal. That’s where we come in. We’ll prepare and sanitize your home for bedbug extermination exactly to the letter that each pest control company requires. Our prepping service will reduce the number of bedbugs in a matter of one day.

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All of our Prep Teams are now equipped with 3 variations of heat. Steam, Dry vapor, and now Thermal portable chambers to sanitize all of your belongings before they are vacuum sealed in plastic, all done without ever having to leave your home or office.

Get a true, objective opinion on your Bed Bug diagnosis. We are fully equipped with cutting edge  fiber optic camera technology to verify if bed bugs are in your furniture, walls, or any other area not visible without breaking through the surface

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 For our customers Privacy, Pest Prep NYC vehicles are unmarked, our uniforms do not bear our name, and our equipment is carried in concealed plastic bags. Your neighbors will only know why we're in your home if you choose to tell them.

In order for a pest control company to effectively treat your home or apartment for bed bug infestations', it must be prepared accordingly. Unfortunately, the bed bug preparation process can be a stressful and time-consuming process; but that’s where Pest Prep NYC thrives. By using our bed bug treatment preparation services, you will allow the exterminator to treat areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. The following is our thorough process:



Stripping Beds

  • Sanitizing of covers, sheets, and pillowcases. It is of paramount importance to strip bed down to raw mattress and box spring. Without doing this your exterminator will not be able to apply pesticides to area correctly


  • We will dismantle your bed, separating the headboard and foot board from the bed frame. This allows the exterminator to thoroughly treat the structure of your bed.


  • Pest Prep NYC will empty dressers, wall units, book shelves, night stands, and other furniture; contents will be thermally sanitized, wrapped, sealed, and placed in the middle of the room. Any items situated on the floor such as clothing, toys, clutter, etc. will also be  sanitized, secured and sealed.

Vacuuming Bed Bugs

  • Using a high power HEPA MITE vacuum designed for insects, we will vacuum all box springs, mattresses, bed frames, nightstands, tables, chairs, couches, baseboards, rugs, and pictures.

Steaming Bed Bugs & Eggs

  • Special dry vapor steamers are used to kill any bed bug eggs, bed bug nymphs, and adult bed bugs that were not captured by the vacuum.

Thermal heat sanitizing of  live Bed Bugs & Eggs

  • All of our teams are equipped with 3 different variations of heat. 

Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Leather and Suede    (this includes handbags and shoes)

  • Garment Steaming Service
    Let us sanitize your garments using garment steamers, we’ll apply steam over 240 degrees Fahrenheit to your clothes. Leather and suede are processed with dry heating devices
  • Laundry will be removed from closets and dressers, processed by our techs individually, then coupled together with similar items, wrapped and heated again, before we vacuum seal and color code for easy put back once this nightmare is over.  
  • Your children's plush toys and books will be protected by us as well.

Perimeter Preparation

  • We will move couches, wall units, beds, dressers, end tables, nightstands, and all other obstructions 1-2 feet from the wall to make the perimeter areas accessible for the exterminator.

Electrical Outlet Preparation

  • Face plates on electrical switches and outlets will be removed so they are ready for the pesticide dust to be applied by the exterminator.


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 Bed bug infestations are increasingly common in New York City. There are steps that can be taken to prevent bed bugs from infesting your home. When bed bugs are present, they can be safely controlled.
This guide will help you:
1. Learn more about bed bugs and how they thrive.
2. Prevent bed bugs from infesting your home.
3. Safely rid your home of bed bugs if they do occur.
4. Select and work with a pest control professional.
Recognizing a Bed Bug
From its appearance Bed bugs are small insects that feed mainly on human blood. A newly hatched bed bug is semi-transparent, light tan in color, and the size of a poppy seed. Adult bed bugs are flat, have rusty-red-colored oval bodies, and are about the size of an apple seed.
Bed bugs can be easily confused with other small household insects, including carpet beetles, spider beetles and newly hatched cockroaches (nymphs).
From its markings, droppings and eggs Blood stains, droppings and eggs can be found in several locations including:
• Mattress seams and tufts, sheets, pillow cases and upholstered furniture.
• Crevices and cracks in furniture.
• Baseboards of walls