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You Probably Have Bed Bugs and Don’t Even Know It

Bed-bug2As the facts continue to pile up, the invasion of bed bugs are becoming more and more of a serious threat to homeowners, renters, and landlords across the state of Tennessee.

Since the beginning of 2014, Okeena’s bed bug jobs are up nearly 100%. The rise in bed bug activity is costly for all that is involved. We are confident in low income housing that some tenants have bed bugs and simply just move out and leave the bed bugs behind. Thus when they leave, they carry some of the bed bugs with them to start another infestation at a different location.

So as bedbug populations continue to rise, it is time to take notice. Better than that, it is time to take action. But what can we do?

The first step is to be able to identify the pest. Ever heard of Google? It is 2016, and images on the Internet have never been easier to find than now.

The second step is to know their behaviors and lifecycle in order to find where they harbor and what their habits are.

The third and most important step for bed bug prevention is to be aware and keep your eyes open. Monitoring any activity even prior to seeing the evidence of bed bugs can greatly increase your chances of treatment success. Also, by having monitoring stations and placing them within 10 feet of where the host we’ll sleep, will quickly let you know when and where there is bedbug activity.

We know people are going to come and go. As we allow people into our home and as we travel from place to place, we need to understand that bedbugs are hitchhikers. Inspecting people, luggage, and/or close while traveling, even if it’s temporary, is a great way to head off any bedbug problems.

The final step if bedbug activity is confirmed, action must be taken. There are several options for pest-control operators when treating for bedbugs. Due to the complexity of a bed bug infestation, it is best to call a professional. For more information about bed bug prevention or a detailed plan for bedbug control, please call our office or send an email.

Have a Great Week!

Scott Riley

731-285-4982 [email protected]

okeenapestcontrol.com

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