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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Bed bugs are a nightmare to deal with. These tiny insects can cause a lot of problems for homeowners, including sleepless nights and itchy bites. If you suspect you have a bed bug infestation, you’ll want to take care of it as soon as possible to prevent the bugs from spreading throughout your home. The best way to do this is by calling a professional bed bug control company like American Pest Control. We have over 40 years of experience getting rid of bed bugs and other pests and can help you get your home back to normal in no time.

Ready to get started? Call us at (706) 702-4532 or reach out online to schedule your service today!

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are small, flat, oval bugs that are reddish-brown in color. They are about the size of an apple seed but can be as small as a pinhead when they hatch. Bed bugs are nocturnal and feed on the blood of humans and animals. While their bites aren’t painful, they can cause red, itchy welts on the skin. If you have bed bugs in your home, you may also notice small bloodstains on your bedding, tiny black or brown dots (fecal matter), or the bugs themselves.

Common signs of a bed bug infestation include:

  • Small, red bites on your skin that appear in a line or cluster
  • Reddish-brown stains on your bedding, pajamas, or furniture
  • Black or brown dots on your mattress, sheets, or clothing
  • A musty odor in your bedroom
  • Shed bed bug skins
  • Small, white eggs or eggshells

Can Bed Bugs Live in Your Hair or on Your Skin?

Despite the old saying, bed bugs cannot live in your hair or on your skin. They are not equipped to cling to human or animal bodies and prefer to live in dark, warm areas, like your mattress, box spring, or furniture. However, bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers and can easily crawl onto your clothing, luggage, or other personal items to get from place to place. This is why bed bugs are often found in hotels, schools, and other public places. Once they get into your home, they can quickly spread to other rooms.

What Is the Best Way to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

Getting rid of bed bugs can be difficult, especially if the infestation is large or has been going on for a long time. In most cases, it’s not enough to simply wash your bedding or steam-clean your mattress. You’ll need to take a multi-faceted approach to eliminate the bugs and their eggs from your home.

Steps for getting rid of bed bugs include:

  • Inspect your home: The first step in getting rid of bed bugs is figuring out where they are living. You’ll want to inspect your mattress, box spring, and bedding for signs of the bugs, as well as your furniture, curtains, and baseboards. If you find any evidence of bed bugs, you’ll want to move on to the next step.
  • Wash your bedding: Bed bugs don’t like the heat, so washing your bedding in hot water and drying it on high heat can help kill any bugs or eggs that may be hiding in your sheets or blankets. You’ll also want to vacuum your mattress and box spring to remove any bugs, eggs, or fecal matter.
  • Steam-clean your mattress: A steam cleaner can help kill bed bugs and their eggs that may be hiding in your mattress or box spring. Just be sure to use a steam cleaner that gets hot enough to kill the bugs. You’ll also want to vacuum your mattress and box spring to remove any dead bugs or eggs.
  • Use a mattress encasement: A mattress encasement is a special cover that goes over your mattress and box spring. It can help keep bed bugs from getting in or out of your mattress and make it easier to spot any bugs that may be living inside your bed.
  • Inspect your furniture: Bed bugs can live in your furniture, so it’s important to thoroughly inspect your couches, chairs, and other upholstered items. You’ll want to remove any cushions or covers and look for signs of bed bugs, as well as any cracks or crevices where the bugs may be hiding.
  • Wash your clothes: Bed bugs can live in your clothes, so you’ll want to wash any items that may be infested in hot water and dry them on high heat. You’ll also want to vacuum your dresser or closet to remove any bugs or eggs that may be hiding in your clothes or shoes.
  • Use a bed bug spray: A bed bug spray can help kill any bugs or eggs that may be hiding in your home. Just be sure to use a product that is labeled for bed bugs and follow the instructions carefully. You’ll also want to vacuum your floors, baseboards, and furniture to remove any bugs or eggs that may be hiding in your home.
  • Call a professional bed bug control company: If you’ve tried everything and still can’t get rid of the bed bugs in your home, you’ll want to call a professional bed bug control company like American Pest Control. We have the tools and expertise to eliminate bed bugs and other pests from your home and keep them from coming back.

How Long Does It Take to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

Getting rid of bed bugs can take time, especially if the infestation is large or has been going on for a long time. In most cases, you can expect the process to take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. However, the exact time frame will depend on the size of the infestation and how quickly you can get rid of the bugs and their eggs.

At American Pest Control, we offer fast, effective bed bug control services that can help you get rid of bed bugs and keep them from coming back. Our team of experts will inspect your home, develop a customized treatment plan, and eliminate the bugs using the latest tools and techniques. We’ll also provide you with tips and tricks for preventing future infestations, so you can rest easy knowing your home is protected.

Why Choose American Pest Control?

At American Pest Control, we know how stressful it can be to have bed bugs in your home. That’s why we offer fast, effective bed bug control services that can help you get rid of the bugs and keep them from coming back. We use the latest tools and techniques to eliminate bed bugs and other pests from your home, and our team of experts will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that meets your needs and budget.

When you choose us for your bed bug control needs, you can rest easy knowing your home is in good hands. We are a locally owned and operated company that has been serving homeowners in Augusta and the surrounding areas for over 40 years. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service and will go above and beyond to ensure your satisfaction. Whether you need help getting rid of bed bugs or you want to prevent future infestations, we’ve got you covered.

Call us at (706) 702-4532 to learn more about our bed bug control services and how we can help you get rid of bed bugs in your home.

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