Bed Bug Treatment
Bed bugs: just the sound of the name gives most people the chills – and with good reason. These tiny pests can get into luggage, bedding and carpeting and feed on your blood while you sleep. Since they mostly come out at night, they can be difficult to detect if you don't know what you're looking for. According to the CDC, bed bugs don't necessarily carry disease, but they can leave an itchy rash that can take up to 14 days after contact to appear.
Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
In addition to tiny, red marks on your skin, the presence of bed bugs can be detected by looking in the creases and folds of beds and bedding. Bed bugs are tiny, about 1mm to 5mm in diameter, so look closely. You may also see a patter of small red or black colored dots, which are tiny drops of blood or feces, on your bedding.
Treating for Bed Bugs
Fortunately, there are treatments to get rid of bed bugs. These treatments are not a good DIY project; however, ARD professionals have special training, equipment and chemicals that are needed to eradicate these pests. When one of our ARD pest experts first comes to your home, we'll do a thorough inspection to confirm just where the bed bugs are living. These pests are extremely hardy, and you don't want to get rid of one colony and leave another living across the room. We make sure we know all of the areas that need treatment.
Next, we'll discuss with you the best way to get rid of your bed bugs while still keeping the home safe for you, your kids and your pets. We use two main techniques to rid your home of bed bugs: applying heat or chemical treatment. We will discuss with you the best approach to rid your home of bed bugs based on the extent of the infestation and your budget. Finally, we'll follow up with you a week or so after the treatment to make sure the bed bugs were eradicated.
To learn more about detecting bed bugs and ridding your home of them, contact ARD Pest Control today. We've been helping South Carolina residents keep their homes pest-free for more than 40 years.