Bed bug prep services (anywhere)(1 post)
This thread is for adding information about bed bug prep services we have heard of in different cities. If you have used a particular service and want to talk about that, please start a new thread for that.
(1) If you use a prep firm of any kind, make sure they know exactly what your PCO requires. Don't just set them loose to do what they want to do. The apartment should be inspected by the PCO before anyone starts prep.
(2) The following do not constitute recommendations or endorsements. I have not used any of these services. Some of them may not even be legitimate businesses for all we know. Some threads linked to may contain posts by others who claimed to use them. However, we can't verify the veracity of those claims.
Consider checking on Yelp.com or Angie's List if you hire a firm like this. At the very least, ask for some references or check the firm out on the Better Business Bureau. Remember, you're inviting strangers into your home.
As they used to say on Hill Street Blues, let's be careful out there!
Some NYC PCOs also offer their own prep services. For example, Pest Away's Bed Bug Butler. I do not know if they service clients who choose (or whose landlords choose) other PCOs.
Iris cleaners advertises bed bug laundry services only.
Bug n' Scrub, which does bed bug prep (and eradication, but I think you may be able to hire just for prep if that's what you need) -- on a SLIDING scale (woohoo!) It's under "Cleaning Services" on the Toronto Enterprise page. They also train unemployed people who need jobs to do this kind of work, which is kind of awesome. Bug n' Scrub (Bug and Scrub) has been discussed in these threads.
If anyone uses any of these, we really want to hear about it in a new thread, tagged with the city and firm's name. (Note: fakey "reviews" from people associated with the company stand out like a sore thumb.)
Someone mentioned there was a firm in Philadelphia.
If you know of others please post them below.
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