The Reality of Bed Bug Infestations in Columbia & Beyond
You will be able to detect a bed bug infestation quickly by the clumps
of red bites you find on your body after you have sat/slept on an area
where bed bugs are present. While other pests tend to jump around, biting
in random areas, bed bugs will bite you in clusters, or even straight
lines, moving from one part of your body to another in a concentrated
manner. They are particularly attracted to areas where moisture and sweat
accumulate. Other than bite marks, other signs of an infestation include
dried blood on pillows and sheets, smudges of bed bug feces, small white
bed bug casings and eggs, and a sweet, musty smell that indicates the
release of bed bug pheromones. Remember, bed bugs are almost impossible
to get rid of without the assistance of an experienced exterminator, so
it is important to do everything you can to stop the spread of an infestation
quickly if one occurs in your home or business.
What you can do to prevent the spread of bedbugs:
- Inspect ALL used furniture and bedding before bringing it into your home.
- If you use in-home daycare, make sure the sitter’s home is not infested.
- If you travel, check the bedding and room before you sleep there and your
suitcases when you leave.
- Wash sheets and blankets at least once per week.
- Remove clutter – pick up clothes, boxes, toys, purses, and other
items where bedbugs can hide.
- Put your mattress and box spring in a zippered plastic bag.
Bedbugs are extremely difficult to eliminate, particularly in multi-unit
buildings. Moreover, if you have an infestation, moving to a new apartment
does not solve the problem, as bed bugs can travel easily from one property
to another. Successful, long-term control depends on a combination of
professional pesticide treatments with resident and management cooperation.
That’s why it is always important to act immediately if you believe
you are dealing with a bed bug extermination, and call a trusted pest
control provider like Modern Exterminating before the problem gets even bigger.
Preparation for Bedbug Treatment
For the most effective results when receiving bed bug treatment in Columbia,
SC, you should prepare your house for the arrival of our technicians ahead
of time. Broadly speaking, you will want to clean your home and get rid
of any items that may be contributing to the spread of the infestation.
Everything should be removed from the room where the infestation is taking
place, put in a large bag, and disposed of in an outdoor trash receptacle,
so no bedbugs are transferred into other areas. All clothes and sheets
should also be washed at 160 degrees to kill any eggs or bedbugs on those
items. Make sure you also empty your vacuum bags after you clean and put
them in a larger bag, so they can be disposed of outside as well.
Other things you should do to prepare for bed bug treatment:
- Thoroughly vacuum floors and carpets.
- Vacuum beds, couches, and upholstered chairs.
- Pick-up all items on the floor.
- Remove all sheets and blankets so you can launder them.
- Lift the mattress and box spring out of the bed frame and stand them up.
- Take the bed frame completely apart.
- For heavy infestations, remove clothes from all dressers and leave them empty.
- Remove everything from closets.
- Open sleeper sofas so they can be treated.
Our Bed Bug Treatment & Extermination Process
At Modern Exterminating our bed bug control process is focused on exterminating
your current bed bug infestation while making sure another infestation
does not reoccur in the future. We will guarantee that your family and
pets are protected, even if you will have to vacate your residence during
treatment. We know that dealing with a bed bug problem can be a stressful
and even traumatizing ordeal, but we promise, our team is here to make
this process as easy as possible for you.
What our technicians will do when you hire us for Columbia bed bug treatment:
- Thoroughly inspect your home for bedbugs.
- Apply a non-repellent residual insecticide to cracks and crevices, behind
baseboards, and into other known or suspected harborage areas.
- Lightly spray furniture, especially mattresses, box springs, and bed frames,
with a repellent insecticide.
- As necessary, apply dust in wall voids and electrical outlets.
- Provide a follow-up inspection 2-3 weeks after the initial treatment and
use applications as needed.
Why Hire Our Columbia Bed Bug Exterminators?
At Modern Exterminating, we have been going the extra mile to provide exceptional
bed bug services to homeowners in Columbia, SC and surrounding communities
since 1955. Our exterminators are committed to ensuring that you receive
affordable work, which is why we offer a number of
special deals and promotions to suit a variety of budgets. We also do complimentary consultations,
so you can be 100% sure before you hire us for bed bug control or another
service. Contact Modern Exterminating today—we promise, we know
how to get rid of what’s bugging you.
To request Columbia bed bug extermination right now, call
(803) 205-2744, or send us a message