Maybe. There are a few factors that go into whether you may be able to handle a bedbug problem yourself or not:

  1. How bad is the problem and how long has it been there? Typically, the longer a bed bug infestation has been there, the more bed bugs (and eggs) there are and the more places they may be hiding in.
  2. How old is the structure? In some cases, older structures may be more more difficult in which to get rid of bed bugs because there may be more hiding places.
  3. How big is the structure? The bigger the building, the harder it is to treat for bed bugs, or pretty much any sort of critter.
  4. Are you fairly handy? If the problem isn't out of control and the structure isn't too old and/or big, you may be able to take a shot at it yourself and save a lot of money.

So, are you're wondering how do I get rid of bed bugs myself? The fact is that there are tools available for almost anyone to chase down a bed bug problem themselves:

Bed Bug Steamer Machine

Always read the labels and follow the directions exactly for the best - and safest - results with any products you use. If you're not sure if you have bed bugs, start out with bed bug traps, which will help you not only know if you have bed bugs, but where they are if you do. The mattress protectors are simply a great investment, as well, as they are waterproof, allergen proof and critter proof. These tools can save you a bunch of cash, as bed bug treatment by professional exterminators can be pretty expensive. Our bed bug pictures page may help you identify a potential bed bug problem and you may find helpful info on our FAQ page, too.