Suddenly feeling like there are insects crawling on your skin when sleeping? You might have bed bugs.
Bed bugs are pretty common in Vancouver and they’re very annoying. Fortunately, there are quite a few pest control services that specialise in getting rid of them now.
We asked different readers which is the best bed bug exterminator in Vancouver and reviewed each one. So, here are our findings!
How much does a bed bug exterminator cost in Vancouver?
Before we head to the article, let’s talk about the cost of getting bed bugs removed from your home.
The main thing to remember is that the cost of each service will differ. It may be based on their tools or based on the degree of infestation.
You can look at the table below to see the estimated cost for rates in the city at the moment, but bear in mind that these are the base prices.
|Chemical Treatment||$150 per room|
|Heat Treatment||$1000 and up|
The Best Bed Bug Exterminators in Vancouver
Now that you have some idea of what costs this will entail, let’s move on to our list. Here are the exterminators we found to offer the best services, with notes on what we liked and what we didn’t.
1. PESTICON Pest Control Vancouver
|SERVICES||● Traditional Treatment|
● Heat Treatment
|ADDRESS||1450 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1H4, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Sunday: 8AM – 10PM|
They may not be a 24-hour service but this company still is one of our go-to companies for bed bug removal in Vancouver.
With at least a next-day guarantee, Pesticon assures that they’ll be able to exterminate any pesky bed bugs as soon as possible. Although this isn’t the same-day guarantee we would prefer, it still is better than waiting for ages.
You also won’t need to worry about their quality of service too as they offer a 6-month guarantee. After all, if you have a lot of furniture, those bedbugs would be able to hide in some nooks & crannies in your home, so it’s better to have some sort of assurance that they’ll be dealt with if they reappear.
Pesticon also uses heat treatment and repellants to remove bed bugs. We’re fans of the heat treatment option, as it’s one of the more eco-friendly and safer ways to remove bed bugs.
We should also mention that we found it easy to talk to them. Their guarantee that customers will get a call-back within 30 minutes was put to the test too and found to be true.
That’s always a good sign, as far as we’re concerned. If companies deliver on even small promises like these, there’s a better chance of them delivering on larger ones (like that 6-month guarantee).
Overall, despite the lack of a 24-hour and same-day service, we think Pesticon is a great choice for bed bug removal services in Vancouver.
Here are reviewers who talk about their experience with Pesticon’s bed bug removal:
“Started seeing bugs and had tiny bites on skin, and started freaking out. My room became a living hell. The last thing I wanted to do everyday was going back to my room. Decided to call pesitcon for an inspection. They were able to fit me in the next day. Jason came and brought khan for an inspection. He first asked me about my assumption and my bites. Then he walked from room to room and searched very thoroughly. After all, it was just a huge scare. There aren’t any bed bugs at all! Just some grain beetles! Jason was very nice, he described all the necessary steps to prevent bedbugs and even left me some interceptors. Thanks so much for Jason and khan!” – Wanda Brown
“Pesticon came right away to support us in resolving the bedbug situation. They were attentive to our needs and did a really thorough job. He was the only person who would treat just our bedroom. Everyone else wanted to treat our entire house. We are totally in the clear-bedbug free. He is an absolute pleasure, and we are very grateful to him! Thanks PESTICON!” – Joshua Rodriguez
2. Local Pest Control
|SERVICES||● Heat Treatment|
● 2-day Traditional Treatment
● Bed Bug Detection
|ADDRESS||570 Clark Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3H7, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Open 24 hours|
Local Pest Control offers 24-hour services and operates in the Metro Vancouver, Lower Mainland, and Victoria areas. They have been in the business since 2010 and focus on customer service and efficiency.
Or at least, that’s what we’ve seen from our survey of their customers. It was borne out by our call to them, where we found them easy to talk to.
We particularly appreciated that they didn’t seem to rush us during the call (even though we admit to dithering a bit at some moments). However, if you call them, just be aware that they only entertain calls from Monday to Friday… but they can book you in advance.
One important thing to point out here is that they don’t have a same-day service option, which is a bit disappointing. As much as possible, we want bed bugs to be removed quickly.
They can use both the traditional (chemical) treatment for bed bugs and the heat treatment too. We don’t mind the traditional treatment from this company, as they are very thorough.
In case you’re wondering, their traditional treatment includes furniture and bedding removal along with house clean-outs. This makes the experience of customers easier as they won’t need to bother with that themselves.
And if you’re not sure yet if you have bed bugs, they have a service for that too. They offer bed bug detection services using dogs that can track the scent of bed bugs and their eggs (Vana, their detection dog, is adorable, by the way).
They also rent out bed bug detectors for 5 days cheaply if you prefer to do the inspection yourself. This can help you make sure that you can detect a bed bug infestation in the house.
With all those different services and a bed bug inspection service, it’s clear that Local Pest Control is a solid choice for removing bed bugs in Vancouver. That lack of same-day service is still a shame, but it’s a minor issue, all things considered.
These reviewers show the service Local Pest Control provides:
“I contacted Chris about a possible bed bug situation and he got back to me incredibly fast with some information that confirmed we did *not* in fact have bed bugs. Saved us a huge hassle and ton of stress. Thanks very much!” – Nicole Amyes
“Right before Christmas, our tenant notified us of bed bug issues in their suite. Chris was very professional and helped us schedule an appointment as soon as possible even during holiday season. Robbie and Jordan came by for the two chemical treatments and were very professional as well. Definitely would go to them again.” – Jeremy Lee
3. Alpine Pest Control Ltd
|SERVICES||● Residential Pest Control|
● Commercial Pest Control
|ADDRESS||5577 Commercial St, Vancouver, BC V5P 3N6, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Sunday: 7AM-7PM|
The staff at Alpine Pest Control Ltd have 8 years of experience removing pests. Their staff also get training before they can even visit homes.
To add to that, they make sure each of their technicians is licensed. This company clearly takes great pride in their staff and honestly, the experience and training really show once they start their work.
Respondents and reviewers alike talk about their high-quality service and the knowledge of the staff here. That means all of their training and restrictions on who can provide their services does pay off.
For their bed bug extermination service, they use heat treatment. While they don’t offer other treatments for bed bugs, it’s not a big deal for us, as it is our preferred option.
What’s more, the heat treatment here isn’t just a one-and-done thing where they leave immediately after the treatment.
What they do instead is heat the place, then check every single piece of furniture to see where the bed bugs are. Pretty thorough, right?
Just be aware that they have no warranty if pests aren’t eradicated completely. But from what we’ve heard, they’re so meticulous in removing bed bugs that you may not have to worry about that… though of course, some may not feel the same.
These reviewers seem to appreciate how Alpine Pest Control helped solve their pest problems:
“I truly appreciate Alpine Pest Control. I had a wasp problem and the response was quick. The owner came and treated the area. He did mention that if the problem continued, that he would come back. Sure enough not all the wasps died and he came back at no charge. The owner is very kind and respectful. Really loved the service and will use them again. I would rather support this small business that a bigger company where the prices are higher and the service might not be to my standards.” – Josué Menjivar
“Nizar from Alpine Pest Control is extremely knowledgeable about coachroachs and bed bugs. We had a huge problem and he guarantees results! He has given us exceptional service and a very fair price! We recommend Alpine pest control for anyone who needs to get rid of any pests.” – Rose Phan
4. Pest Detective – Vancouver
|SERVICES||● Residential Pest Control|
● Commercial Pest Control
● Pest Proofing
|ADDRESS||2856 Eton St, Vancouver, BC V5K 1K5, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Sunday: 8AM-8PM|
Pest Detective has been in business since 1986. The technicians here are trained to ensure great quality of service as well.
In lieu of a same-day guarantee and a 24-hour service, they offer a 24-hour call line to ensure that clients can schedule or ask questions immediately. With customer service like that, it’s easy to see why many people would go to them for a fast pest control service.
With them, they’ll first check the unit to see if there’s a bed bug infestation. If there is one, they use their eco-friendly, non-toxic solution to exterminate the bed bugs.
While they don’t offer a service warranty like other pest control services do, they still have some maintenance services. These will make sure that pests won’t make your home their home.
Other than their pest control services, they also offer pest-proofing. This is a welcome offering as prevention is better than cure, especially with pests like bed bugs.
Overall, we like what we hear about their efficacy and our own experience with their call line. However, we still do think they could add a service warranty to their offerings: it’s a pretty useful promise when dealing with pests like these.
Here’s what some people are saying about Pest Detective’s work:
“Very efficient and friendly to deal with. They take calls on the weekend and also know what they are doing. I’ve used this company for several bug/rodent issues and they’ve figured out what to do in a very professional manner each and every time. Also, their rates are fair and I would not hesitate to recommend them again, not to mention use them!” – Ron Property Manager
“GREAT COMPANY – I have been using Pest Detective in my businesses for over 3 years now. I have found them to be reliable and efficient. If ever I have a question or concern there quick to help. They are priced competitively and they get the job done. I also really like how they give you a description on what they found or have concerns about after there service calls.” – Steve Jennings
5. The X-Terminators
|SERVICES||● Bed Bug Treatment|
● Commercial Pest Control
● Private Residential Pest Control
● Managed Residential Pest Control
|ADDRESS||1189 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2X4, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Thursday: 9AM-5PM |
While they have short hours compared to the majority of pest control services, many people will still attest to the quality of service that this company gives.
They guarantee a 100% eradication of pests within 3 months. And of course, they have trained technicians to make sure that bed bugs in your home are dead and won’t bother you anymore.
What’s also amazing about their service is that they can also identify bugs if you email them. You basically don’t need to go through the process of having someone visit your house just to find out that there’s no infestation of any sort.
The treatment they use is also pretty environmentally-friendly as they follow the Ministry of Environment’s guidelines. No need to feel guilty about removing those pesky pests if you’re worried about the environment!
That being said, we did notice that they don’t exactly offer a same-day service. Just a bit disappointing since bed bugs tend to propagate really fast.
Don’t expect a one-day treatment from them either. Their treatment requires you to wait for about 2 weeks just to get that second treatment.
However, we don’t mind the waiting too much as their treatment has been proven effective by many already. That service warranty isn’t too bad either!
These reviews talk about these customers’ experience with The X-Terminators:
“I called this morning not knowing what bugs I had & Mike was prompt in helping me & coming out to assess my room! I would highly recommend them for your bugs/pests? He set my mind at ease 🙂” – Georgina Monteith
“The X-Terminators are the most professional pest control company we have ever dealt with. We run a subsidized housing project with over 100 suites and having a reliable, honest, and effective pest control company is imperative. After trying numerous pest companies we chose “The X-Terminators” they were and have been our company of choice for over 5 years. Great group of technicians and support staff. They are the best, forget the rest.” – Carl Harmes
FAQs About Bed Bugs
If you have a bed bug infestation, call an exterminator immediately. It is important to have them dead or out of your bed as fast as possible so they won’t spread to the other areas of the house.
By the way, if you’d rather replace some furniture after your treatment, you can check out our article on the best furniture stores in Vancouver. It sometimes helps with your peace of mind to start anew after all those bed bugs are exterminated.