Are Bed Bugs Common In Chapin?

Bed Bug

Many people think bed bugs are a new type of home-invading pest recently introduced to South Carolina a couple of decades ago. However, these small and bothersome bugs have been around for thousands of years. Although advanced pesticides made the bed bug population drastically decline in the mid-1900s, these little insects made a fierce comeback in the early 2000s and are now more challenging to eliminate than ever before.

The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. knows how frustrating it can be to have these annoying bugs lurking around your home. Here is a look at some of the best strategies our bed bug removal team uses to keep the houses in Chapin's bed bug-free. 

How Do I Know If I Have A Bed Bug Infestation?

Bed bugs are small insects less than 1/2 inch long. Adult bed bugs are no bigger than an apple seed, while baby bed bugs can be the size of a peppercorn. Because they are so small, they can hide in extremely small crevices, which makes them difficult to locate in your home. Even some of the most experienced bed bug control experts have overlooked these little pests.

However, even if you are not able to find any of these tiny bugs crawling around your house, you can still identify an infestation by looking for these clues:

  • Small, dark markings on your mattress, furniture, or walls: The marks are fecal spots and are usually a reddish-brown color. 
  • A strong, musty odor with a damp and slightly sweet smell: The hormones in the bug’s urine and feces cause the odor.
  • Finding bug bites on your skin every morning: When you wake up, you will likely find a fresh set of itchy bug bites on your skin that might be in a straight line or a zig-zag pattern.

Bed bugs can hide in some of the tiniest spaces of your home. If you want to locate the bugs in your home, our bed bug exterminators recommend looking under the folds of your mattress, under couch and chair cushions, or in the joints of your furniture. 

Are Bed Bugs Dangerous?

Bed bugs aren’t dangerous to humans or pets as they cannot spread diseases and don’t have any venom. However, their bites can cause severe skin irritation or rashes in some people. The irritation can become so intense it can cause excessive scratching, which could lead to a skin infection. The bed bug’s urine and feces can also cause asthma and allergy symptoms in some people.

If you have any upper respiratory problems and suspect you have these pests in your home, you should have your home inspected by a bed bug extermination team right away. 

How Do I Prevent Future Bed Bug Infestations?

Bed bugs usually are unknowingly brought into a home. These annoying bugs typically hang around any public place that sees a lot of human activity. Our bed bug inspectors find these bugs in nursing homes, hotels, hospitals, schools, and retail stores.

If you will be in these places, don’t set your luggage or jackets down on the floor. Also, vacuum your luggage after returning from a vacation and wash and dry all your clothes in the highest setting. 

What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs For Good?

Teaming up with an experienced Chapin bed bug exterminator is the best way to ensure these bugs cannot get inside your home. Our professionals at The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. will work diligently to develop a comprehensive plan guaranteed to keep your home free of bed bugs. 

Give us a call today at The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. for a quote.

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