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Vacuuming everything like mattress encasements, old furniture, carpets, and curtains will help to wipe out bed bugs. Most commonly, these insects hide in infected bed sheets, laundry or old furniture.

It’s crucial that you eliminate the source! Then take preventative measures like the ones listed above to keep them away.

  • Remove all clutter in your home. This makes it more difficult for bed bugs to hide
  • When buying second-hand furniture, inspect it closely before making the purchase
  • Inspect your home after you have overnight guests
  • Inspect your home after you move or return from a trip


 

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Bed bugs were almost wiped out in the 1940’s with DDT. However, they’ve made a strong comeback. (That just shows you how hard it is to kill them!) The EPA believes there are two reasons for this resurgence:

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No one really knows where bed bugs come from. However, like ticks and fleas, they are spread by animals and humans.

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When to Call an Exterminator for Bed Bug infestation

While most people prefer home treatment for bed bugs, the fact is, it’s very difficult to eliminate them this way. They may disappear for a time, but they generally return.

Bed bug eggs can survive most non-commercial treatments, with the adults hiding in holes and cracks.

However, bed bugs will return if they find favorable living conditions.

That means you must:

With a brownish color and oval shaped body, bed bugs are small insects commonly found hiding in beds, sofas, and old furniture. However, nymphs, or newly hatched bed bugs, are white in color but turn to reddish brown as they grow.

Female bed bugs lay between 1-5 eggs every day. Worse, over their lifetime of up to 300 days, they can lay 200-500 eggs!

While bed bugs don’t transmit any diseases to humans or other animals, they do bite because their food is blood, your blood.

Bed bugs are nocturnal insects, feeding at night, which can make sleeping miserable.

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Not to mention, offices, stores, and gyms. It’s quite common for them to hitch a ride inside luggage and come back with you to your home, clean or not.

Augusta Exterminating knows how sneaky bed bugs are in your home. Even with the best home treatments and preventative measures, they can, and often do come back.

While it’s true that bed bugs have become resistant to many pest control methods, Augusta Exterminating uses proven pesticides that are the best way to get rid of bed bugs.

 

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But there could be another reason. 

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Redness spots that itch upon waking in the morning is a common sign of bed bug bites. Bites may be visible on arms, shoulders, and upper back, usually appearing as straight rows of bites.


Scratching the site with nails may lead to skin cracking.

If you are allergic to insect bites, you may need bed bug treatment with steroids or antihistamines, depending on the severity.

 

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Diatomaceous Earth, or DE, is a natural pesticide against bed bugs, and is commonly available in gardening stores.  Non-toxic and cost-effective, DE does kill both adult bed bugs and their eggs.

Lavender oil, Eucalyptus oil, Peppermint oil and Tea Tree oil are also used to control bed bugs naturally because they hate the scent and taste of these essentials oils.

Lastly, spraying everything with rubbing alcohol also gets rid of bed bugs. The question is, how long?

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Once safely inside, they hide in sofas, cracks in walls, mattresses, you name it. Bed bugs aren’t particular about where they live, as long as you can’t see them.

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Bed bugs may not pose a serious health threat. However, like fleas, they can make your life miserable.


Their bites cause itching and redness, and they crawl all over you!

Though bed bugs draw a very small quantity of blood when they bite, long term bed bug exposure can lead to anemia and fatigue.


As part of their life cycle, these critters shed their outer skin. That’s why those with asthma or other respiratory ailments are at higher risk of health complications.

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Bed bugs have a long history of an association with dirty living conditions. But the truth is, bed bugs can live any place where people reside. Hotels and dormitories often have problems with bed bugs.


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That’s one of the most common questions we get asked. And, it’s a good one. The answer is simple.

Gone are the days of deadly pesticides like DDT. Instead, Augusta Exterminating’s bed bug pest control treatment is safe for both your family and your pets, and it’s highly effective.

While the extermination of bed bugs is extremely difficult, often requiring more than one treatment, the pesticide solutions we use work.

So why does it often take more than one treatment? Because bed bugs reproduce quickly. To break the cycle of reproduction, we may need to treat more than once.

If you suspect you have bed bugs, call us! We’re trained in detecting them, and in spotting the evidence of bed bugs such as:

  • Dead bugs
  • Eggs or nymphs
  • Bed bug fecal matter
  • Molting (when skin is shed)


We’ll examine your home and inspect known target bed bug areas. Once our inspection is complete, we’ll recommend a treatment plan based on the severity of the infestation.

We may not be able to eliminate bed bugs completely from the world, but we can eliminate them from your home!

  • Increased domestic and international travel
  • Resistance to many pesticides


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  • Vacuum thoroughly and discard the vacuum bag immediately
  • Get rid of old bedding
  • Get rid of old furniture
  • Wash and dry bed linens in the hottest temperature possible

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Bed bugs don’t mind mating with close relatives, including their own mothers.

That’s why a bed bug infestation can start with just one or two insects. Yes, they breed that fast!

Will we ever completely eliminate bed bugs from the world? No. Sadly, they are here to stay. That’s why bed bug prevention is so important.