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Your Bed Bug Options Explained


One of the most important things you need to know about bed bugs is - if there are people present, there is a good possibility that there are going to be bed bugs present. The bed bugs favorite food source is human blood. These parasitic bugs are often found in public places. Public places where large numbers of people pass through, places like libraries, movie theaters, hotels, motels, dormitories, shopping centers, schools, hospitals, airports and bus stations. So whether you are traveling or just living your day-to-day life there is a good chance that at one time or another you could come into contact with these blood-feeding hitchhikers and accidentally introduce them into your home.

A bed bug infestation is something that can truly happen to anyone, in any size home; in a dusty home, a cluttered home, a spotless home, a historic home, or a modern newly built home. We mean it, bed bugs can happen to anyone, anywhere! The best way to handle a bed bug infestation is to not be embarrassed and delay treatment, but to immediately contact a professional and put into place a solution that will eliminate all adults, eggs and nymphs from your home.

At Aiken Pest Control we can eliminate bed bugs through our effective, efficient and guaranteed bed bug solutions. However, before treatment can begin we first need to confirm the presence of bed bugs in your structure. At Aiken, we leave our inspections up to the dogs, highly trained dogs! Our bed bug detection dogs can perform a thorough inspection; using their powerful sense of smell they can find any stage of bed bug in places that human inspectors may not be able to have visual or physical access to. If bed bugs are detected we offer two different treatment options, our professionals will sit down with you and discuss which option is best for your unique property. Aiken’s treatment options include:

Conventional Bed Bug Treatments

  •  A traditional method for bed bug extermination
  • Utilizes a highly effective EPA-registered product
  • Focuses on the cracks and crevices found along your structure baseboards along with the voids found in walls
  • This method of treatment may also require that wooden furniture like bed frames, nightstands and dressers are also treated with the product
  • Guaranteed to eliminate bed bugs on contact!

Bed Bug Heat Treatments

  • Heat treatment is a very environmentally responsible solution to bed bugs
  • Heat treatments are very efficient; in most cases, heat treatments resolve an infestation in one day with only one treatment
  • Specialized mobile heating units are set up in your home within bed bug-infested areas and work to heat and maintain the air temperature to between 120 F to 135 F. The hot air is then circulated around, penetrating all of your home’s surfaces
  • Bed Bug adults, eggs and nymphs cannot survive high temperatures. All stages will be killed, helping to prevent a re-infestation from occurring
  • Guaranteed to completely eliminate the entire infestation!

Mattress and Box Spring Encasements

  • Mattress and box spring encasements are a preventative measure
  • These encasements are placed over mattresses and box springs and are zipped shut, they work to keep bed bugs out, preventing you from having to discard them in the case of an infestation
  • Encasements are a great tool for hotels and motels or other establishments that have a high occupancy turnover but can be just as useful inside a residential property

To learn more about our professional solutions to bed bugs in Aiken, the Central Savannah River Area or the Midlands of South Carolina or to learn all the details about our bed bug guarantee, contact the bed bug control experts at Aiken Pest Control today!