“Cheap” What a word in Pest Control!

“Cheap” What a word in Pest Control!

I do not prize the word “cheap.” It is not a badge of honor. It is a symbol of despair. Cheap prices make for cheap goods; cheap goods make for cheap men; and cheap men make for a cheap country. William McKinley

So today I had this call about Bed Bugs, I was not the first person there and apparently not the last and here is the real story. The person has had the bugs for several months, maybe a year at this point and has been spending time elsewhere. They had spread into at least 2 bedrooms and 1 living room, I quoted $900 and recommended encasement’s and bagging what they could. They told me the previous company quoted $400 for only the master bedroom but they decided they liked my option better and booked the job. The next day they called to cancel –  they had found someone to do the entire home for $500.

To do this job correctly will take 4 -5 hours and it will be done on hands and knees to make sure you get to the bed bugs, where they hide.

What kind of job do you think they will get for $500? They only have to miss one white egg or translucent nymph?

You get what you pay for and in the creepy world of bed bugs you need a PRO! Like ProBest…


Photo’s courtesy of National Pest Management Association


  1. fred

    Amen Brother! Anytime anybody ask me if we can take care of it for Cheap, I say, We don’t do cheap we do pests, and I never heard of a cheap bug, where did they see it and what did it look like! Now I have heard of a little chick that cheeps.

    Too many people are penny wise and pound foolish.
    An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure!
    If it sound to good to be true – it generally is to good to be true.
    Mom should have said this to you, “you get what you pay for”

    Always recommend choosing a professional company who will put it all in writing, That right folks a contract! It protects you, and in most cases more than it protects the company.

  2. Its doubtable is that company finishes the task well? I think they will just give a normal service. It’s not possible to do this job in a so much cheap rate

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