Why Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Control Fails In South Carolina Homes

Bed Bug

Is there anything better in the world than a good night’s sleep? Many people might argue that there isn’t, and science tells us that the health benefits of consistent sleep are irreplaceable. So, do you value your health? If you do, you might pay closer attention to the health threat that bed bugs pose to you, your quality of life, and your wallet.

You see, bed bugs might not be at the very top of your list of pests you’re concerned about, but they probably should be... especially if you consider how easily they get in and how hard they are to get rid of.

Monsters Of Cinematic Proportion

Bed bugs are one of the smaller common house pests, measuring in at 5 mm end to end. That makes them very hard to see. Their grey/brown bodies are usually quite thin as well (until they feed). As they feed, they’ll swell up with blood, your blood. So this tiny “nuisance pest” is crawling to the surface of your mattress and attacking you at night, sucking on your blood as you sleep. That’s something straight out of a horror film.

Furthermore, bed bugs not only share a resemblance to the vampires of the big screen, but they also get inspiration from the sinister hitchhikers of the cinema as well. That’s right... they enter homes by way of hitchhiking: hopping onto you, your clothes, and your luggage and riding straight in to infest your home. If you only get one thing out of all this, let it be a new resolve to always check your luggage before returning from a trip. Bed bugs will crawl into a suitcase at a hotel or even in an airport terminal, transferring from other peoples’ luggage with ease.

You need to take two things away from all this... the second being supreme caution when you bring used furniture into your home. Along with your luggage, this is the most common way that bed bugs enter houses, clinging to used couches, mattresses, and even office chairs. You might be getting an amazing deal, but you’re putting yourself at risk.

Bed Bug Prevention

Keeping bed bugs out of your home is very difficult. However, getting rid of them is even tougher. If you check your luggage, used furniture, and other items thoroughly, you may be able to keep them out. But if you miss something, it’s bad news. A bed bug infestation can cause insomnia with prolonged attacks, and it even becomes a mental thing after a certain point. Victims of severe bed bug infestations have reported trouble sleeping even after the problem has been eradicated, and we all know how dangerous sleep deprivation can be.

If you notice the signs of a bed bug infestation, which include rust-colored stains on your bed (both from feeding and excrement), a musty odor, or straight-line bite marks on your body, your best bet is to go with professional assistance. Home remedies such as vacuuming and sprays will only kill the surface layer of bugs, leaving you exposed to further infestation as bed bugs often burrow far below the surface and lay hundreds of eggs.

That’s why you can’t rely on DIY bed bug control. They’ll just keep coming back to cause the same problems, and, in the back of your mind, you’ll always wonder when they will pop up next. Plus, think of all the money you’re wasting on sprays and other DIY methods, only for the problem to resurface repeatedly.

Don’t let a bed bug infestation turn into a long, drawn-out process that costs you your sleep and your money. Contact The Original Bugman Pest Elimination Inc. at the first sign of a bed bug problem. With high-quality treatments that get to the root of the problem and eradicate bed bugs, The Original Bug Man can turn your nightmares of hitchhiking vampires into peaceful sleep once again. Learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control options.

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