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Benefits Of Bed Bug Heat Treatments


Bed bugs have made a resurgence lately all over the United States and the world. They seem to be spreading everywhere and making headlines in the news as they go. They are easy to pick up in many public places and can be easily introduced to your own home. They can ride on your shoes, clothing, luggage, briefcases, umbrellas, and pretty much anything you have with you. You can get them from pillows, beds, floors, and furniture in hotels and inns. They can be found on the fabric and seats of buses, trains, and planes, as well as bus and train stations and airports. Pretty much any public place can have bed bugs, even libraries and movie theaters. Bed bugs are interested in one thing only and that is feeding on human blood for the survival of the species and reproduction purposes.

If you believe you may be facing a bed bug infestation it is best to look for the evidence they leave behind in places like beds, bed frames, bedding, floors, furniture, and clothing. Look closely at creases and folds particularly. And, for some reason, they like to hide behind headboards and wall hangings too, so don’t forget to look there as well. They will be in and around places where humans are resting, so if you have an infestation you should also be able to find signs of them there. You may never see a live bed bug because they are mostly nocturnal, but you might find shed exoskeletons, dead carcasses, dried feces, or blood dots on fabrics. Some people may acquire an allergic reaction to the bed bug bite, which will cause a slight skin irritation that may be red and itchy. It only becomes a problem if a secondary infection develops.

Bed bugs are extremely hardy and can withstand extreme temperatures. They can also go for long periods without a blood feast. The best way to eradicate a bed bug infestation is with a professional pest control service like Aiken Pest Control in South Carolina. We have a few ways to treat bed bugs, including heat, conventional, and the use of mattress encasements. The best way is with heat treatments, they are highly effective, environmentally responsible, and extremely efficient. Complete elimination of a bed bug infestation can take just one day in most cases. Our technicians are professional and our bed bug control is guaranteed. If you want to rest assured that your South Carolina home is free of bed bugs, give us a call today and take advantage of our free inspection service.