How Professional Bed Bug Control For Your South Carolina Property Is Cheaper Than Doing It Yourself

Bed Bug

Bed bugs can easily overwhelm people. They reproduce so quickly that they can take over properties. They suck human blood, which results in red rashes and welts. The bites can be very itchy. It is impossible to get a good night’s rest knowing that loads of tiny insects are in your mattress. South Carolina homeowners want to be comfortable in their residences. Area businesspersons desire to have a safe space for their patrons and employees. To achieve this, some folks look to retail items and “do-it-yourself” remedies to eliminate bed bugs. But sometimes, those avenues make things even worse.

The idea is that independent bed bug control will be just as effective as professional care, but cheaper. This is false on both fronts. Find out how The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc.’s expert help is more cost-efficient than DIY bed bug strategies. 

How Bed Bug Infestations Happen

Bed bugs survive and feed on blood. To find blood to sop up, they hang around public places. Locations like schools, offices, transportation stations, and hotels are filled with people they can feast on. While you’re in these spots, they may hang onto your clothes or stay inside your bags. Then they’ll spread out on your property to:

  • Mattresses
  • Couches
  • Fabrics
  • Upholstery
  • Flooring
  • Wallpaper
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • And more

Major signs of a bed bug infestation are stains and odors, and, of course, bites. As these pests move about, they’ll leave blood drops, red-brown splotches, and brown or black fecal matter. Their feces is sometimes powdery. You’ll find these marks on surfaces and around linens. The scent they create is a “musty” odor.

Everyday bed bugs are reddish-brown. The younguns come from white eggs and are translucent. These critters get no bigger than ¼ of an inch in length. They have two antennas and six legs. Their heads are smaller than their bottoms; both are spherical. Their midsection is a weird shape. 

Why DIY Bed Bug Methods Are Expensive & Ineffective

The average commercial bed bug product costs $20.00 to $90.00. And this won’t be a one-time expense. For these critters to be blown away, residents have to remove every egg, infant, and adult. Bed bugs can exist in large numbers and their microscopic size makes them hard to find. You could keep buying and trying different things, but it will likely be a futile effort. There are additional issues with mainstream solo approaches as well: 

  • Insecticides: If the bed bugs aren’t resistant to these, they’ll work only temporarily.
  • Dry ice traps: Though the carbon dioxide from dry ice can slay bed bugs, the gas is dangerous for humans. Inhaling it could be deadly, and you can get burned.
  • Rubbing alcohol: The ethanol in alcohol is what kills bed bugs, but it’s flammable. It can also trigger respiratory issues. 
  • Diatomaceous Earth (DE): This too could be hazardous to breathe in, despite its powder being potent on bed bugs.

Any of these products will kill a few bed bugs, but they will do nothing to kill the eggs, nymphs, and adult bugs that are hiding out of sight.

How The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. Tackles Bed Bugs

The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. utilizes advanced devices and products. That’s what’s needed to fully exterminate bed bugs. We understand that you don’t want your belongings to be harmed, or for your routines to be interrupted unnecessarily. We will coordinate and consult with you every step of the way. You’ll receive a custom treatment plan that will solve your bed bug problems and cater to your individual needs.

We’re a licensed and certified business that’s been in the game for over 30 years. You’ll be in skilled and professional hands. Schedule your free inspection when you call today!

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