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Summer Bed Bug Alert

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Now that June is here and bed bugs are officially more active, there is an even greater risk of bringing these unwanted house guests into your home. Many residents of South Carolina pick up bed bugs from a variety of sources without even knowing it.

Over the years, bed bugs have become a major threat to property owners in South Carolina. Their population surge is thought to be attributed to a couple of factors: the ban of DDT, a chemical used in the extermination process, and the increase in domestic/international travel. The general lack of knowledge and awareness of bed bugs is also thought to have influenced how much bed bugs have spread.

Many people think that bed bugs are only found in areas that are filthy and unclean. The truth is, bed bugs can be anywhere as long as there are people present for them to feed on. Bed bugs are most commonly found in places where numerous people visit frequently like hotels, schools, and hospitals. These pests can also be found in shopping malls and movie theaters where they can spread easily among the large groups of people found there. Awareness can help homeowners avoid a bed bug infestation. If the warning signs of bed bugs are noticed right away, homeowners can take action against them. You may actually see the small, brown pests, but the signs are often much more discreet. Some other signs of bed bugs to be on the lookout for are: small red bites on your skin, blood stains on your sheets, or rust colored spots from their fecal matter. However, if you see these signs, it may be too late as bed bugs may have already infested your home.

If this is the case, the only option is to enlist the help of a pest control professional to eradicate them. At Aiken Pest Control, we provide bed bug services to Aiken, the CSRA, and the Midlands of South Carolina. We offer a variety of bed bug treatment options, our most effective being heat treatments. Heat has the ability to infiltrate spaces where other treatments cannot and completely eradicate bed bugs in a safe way. We also offer more conventional bed bug treatments where an EPA-registered product is applied to eliminate bed bugs on contact. Other related bed bug services include providing bed bug mattress and box spring encasements and our bed bug dog inspections. If you think you have a bed bug infestation, don’t hesitate to call Aiken Pest Control today. The sooner you eliminate them, the better!

 

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