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Bed Bug Control, Proudly Serving: Mississippi, Alabama, & Louisiana

Bed bug infestations are on the rise. These creepy crawlers are known to hitch a ride by attaching themselves to a traveler's luggage or clothing. Bed bugs have little to do with cleanliness, they are found everywhere from luxurious hotels to shopping plazas. They are hard to get rid of, so it is in your best interest to avoid getting them in the first place.
 
 

Keeping Them Out of Your Home

 
To avoid bringing bedbugs home with you, you should thoroughly check your hotel room for signs of an infestation. To do this, check the seams of the mattress, the headboard and other tight areas around the bed for small dark spots, which could be either excrement or blood stains. Remember that bug beds infest even the cleanest of hotels, so if you find any signs of infestation notify the management and ask for another room or a refund.
You should also store your luggage on a luggage rack as far away from the bed as possible, even if there are no signs of infestation. When you return home throw your clothes in the dryer, and dry them on the highest setting possible.
 
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Are Bed Bugs a Danger to People?

Bed bugs are considered more of a nuisance than a health risk. Even though they dine on blood, they are not known to transfer diseases to humans. However, some people do have adverse, allergic reactions to the bite.
The initial bite of a bed bug is usually painless. Later, they appear as large, itchy welts that tend to heal on their own in about a week. Although bed bugs do not jump, they can move quickly across floors and walls, and they have been known to spread throughout apartment complexes and hotels.
If you suspect an infestation in your Hattiesburg home, you should call us as soon as possible.. The earlier that an infestation is found, the easier it will be to treat it. Home remedies are not effective against bed bugs, and the longer that you wait to treat the infestation, the larger it will grow and the more expensive it will be to treat. We will come out to your home in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
 

Residential Bed Bug Control

The recent explosion in bed bug populations throughout the nation has many apartment dwellers in Alabama and Mississippi concerned. These critters breed rapidly and can be found in even the very cleanest of dwellings. Renters of apartment homes should be on the lookout for signs of an infestation and use the services of a professional exterminator should bed bugs be detected on the premises.
 

The Nature Of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small creatures that feed on the blood of humans or other warm-blooded animals. They are oval in shape, about 3/8-inch in diameter, and are rather thin. They can therefore hide easily in confined spaces. Bed bugs tend to remain close to one another, emerging at night to feed.
These pests are unknowingly transported by humans. Bed bugs find their way into cardboard boxes, luggage, clothing, and books. Once the apartment dweller has moved into a unit and carried the bugs along for the ride, finding them can be extremely difficult.
 
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Bed bugs crawl along the skin of a sleeping host and make small incisions about every inch or so. They draw a small amount of blood and move onto a new bite location once clotting begins. After they are full, bed bugs become drowsy and fall off the skin to the bed sheet.

How To Locate Bedbugs

Apartment renters in Alabama and Mississippi can detect the presence of bed bugs by examining the mattress and bed frame. Small discolorations and tiny pellets found in the frame, box spring or mattress are a sure sign that the home is infested. It is especially important to keep clutter to a minimum because this makes the job of finding the creatures much easier.
It is a good idea to inspect the home after bringing in any second-hand furniture or appliance, after buying anything from a yard or garage sale, and after the home has been serviced by a repair worker. Moving company personnel often bring bed bugs into a residence because the creatures hide in the large moving crates.
Bed bugs will generally find a place to hide during the day that is close to the food source. Apartment dwellers should look at the interiors of drawers and chests that are kept within six feet of the bed. Anything stored beneath the bed frame such as a box of clothes or other belongings should be inspected for discoloration. Bed bug feces is usually reddish brown in color.

Ridding The Home Of Bed Bugs

Professional exterminators have developed some new, effective removal techniques. These include the use of non-toxic compounds that are sprayed throughout the interior of the home. Unless all these pests are destroyed, bed bug populations can rebound quickly. It is therefore in the best interest of apartment dwellers to have an expert determine the extent of the problem and choose the appropriate removal method.
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