Orkin - Do Your Homework!
Bed Bugs - Complaint
So imagine my surprise a few months ago when I discovered I had bed bugs! Apparently the place had been treated once by Orkin 2 weeks before I moved in. Orkin promised the landlord they were gone and someone could now occupy the place. Well one must have survived because it was reinfested. So once again Orkin came out and sprayed and steamed my furniture as well since steam kills the bugs. One survived again as I am once again getting bit! So this Orkin man stands in front of me and tells me I must have brought them in again! Mind you I have done no traveling, have only been to my mom's house (bedbug free by the way, we checked just in case), and have not allowed anyone into my home because I don't want them to take one home and infest them. He refused to spray again as we don't do "preventative" spraying for bed bugs. I was bit Saturday night (it is Tuesday now) and the evidence is all over the box spring. After the landlord freaked out on him, he finally agreed to treat. Then I find the stuff he is spraying only costs $9 a can and the landlord has spent almost 2,000 with Orkin to rid the place of these bugs!
So my advice to anyone who has bed bugs?
Do your homework before hiring ANY pest control operator to treat for bed bugs. A good starting point for anyone is www.bedbugger.com. This is not a site that gets you to buy anything, rather it's informative and will allow you to ask the right questions and make the right decision as to who to hire.