FINDING BED BUGS IN YOUR HOME
Did you know that Bed Bugs are experts at hiding in homes. They are know for being hitchhikers that can survive up to a year with feeding. Bed Bugs can be found anywhere, from your home, hotels, schools, hospitals, furniture businesses, and even more. With the recent revival of the bed bug population in South Carolina, it is now more than ever to be able to distinguish facts and fiction on where the live, thrive, and host:
Bed Bugs can be found in any area where people rest or stay for extended periods of time.
Bed Bugs are capable of moving quickly from an infested area to your bedding, luggage baggage, boxes and clothing.
Bed Bugs are about the width of a credit card which is small which means that if there is a crack or space that will hold a credit card, it could be hiding there.
Bed Bugs can be found in the following areas:
- Bedding ( including sheets, comforters, and pillow cases)
- Boxsprings, seams and tags.
- Headboards, bed frames and furniture nearby such as mounted lights and picture frames.
- Floorboards, wall cracks, electrical outlets and carpet edges.
- Chairs and couches
- Drawers, electrical receptacles and appliances
- Wallpaper and the wall hangings.
To minimize the potential infestation of your home, Columbia Certified Pest Control offers these tips to follow:
- Check secondhand or used furniture for signs of infestation, or try to avoid all together.
- Minimize the amount of clutter in your home.
- A mattress encasement reducing the hiding areas for Bed Bugs.
- When traveling, use luggage racks in hotels for all of your belonging rather than using the dresser or putting luggage on the floor or bed.
- Check the mattress and headboard for signs of bedbugs.
- Upon returning, dry all of your clothing for at least 20 minutes and inspect your luggage carefully.
Pest Control Programs Available in Columbia, SC
At Columbia Certified Pest Control, we are committed to providing extermination programs that will suit your needs, all year long. Please take a look at the different programs that we’re currently offering in Columbia and surrounding areas.