Bed Bug Awareness
All over the country, people are ready for a great summer of picnicking, camping, traveling to see family and friends, or vacationing in some of their favorite spots. We all want to make the most of the summer months. This time of the year, the travel industry sees a huge increase as excited vacationers make their way across the globe for some summertime adventures. That is why the Professional Pest Management Alliance has made June 4-10th Bed Bug Awareness Week.
For most, the furthest thing from our minds as we make our way through crowded airports, endure long layovers, or worry about getting each piece of luggage and each member of the family from one place to another, is pest control. Vacation is when we like to leave all of our worries behind and just enjoy the moment, but taking the time to look over your surroundings before you make yourself too comfortable can save you a lot of headaches later on.
One of the most devious pests on the planet has got to be the bed bug. These creatures seem to take great pride in their ability to adapt to any climate, live in any surroundings, and sneak quietly into any suitcase, pocket, or cuff of a pant leg without anyone being the wiser. These methods have served the bed bug very well in recent years as more and more people travel like never before in history. They have been able to set up housekeeping in every single state of the Union in hotels, hospitals, dorms, schools, and homes. It can take weeks, if not longer, before anyone even notices that these pests are in their home. By the time they do, they have likely shared the infestation with neighbors and friends as these tiny hitchhikers have hopped a ride from one place to another.
For these reasons, it is extremely important to periodically check your own home for bed bugs. Make it a routine to regularly check mattresses, sheets, and other furniture for signs of infestation. Look for bugs that resemble apple seeds in size and shape. Be on the lookout for blood drops on the sheets or brown stains that could be bed bug waste left behind. Be aware of any itchy rashes in unusual places that you probably didn’t have before you went to sleep or before you settled on the couch for an evening of popcorn and TV.
If bed bugs are suspected, it is essential that you give the bed bug experts here at Schendel Pest Services a call. Many people think that with a few products from the hardware store and a quick internet search that they can get rid of a bed bug problem on their own. Generally, they find that within a few weeks, the problem is still there and sometimes worse than when they started. Over the counter methods of bed bug control do not offer a permanent solution to eradicating bed bugs, but Schendel can make sure that your home is bed bug free in just days. Give us a call today to set up your inspection and our expert bed bug technicians will be on their way to help you get rid of bed bugs for good.