Hilton Head Exterminators Is Prepared to Combat the Resurgence of Bed Bugs

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Though many believe they have long since been eradicated, bed bugs have made a tremendous comeback in recent years. Hilton Head Exterminators fights back to remove and exterminate bed bugs this summer with three effective treatment methods.

We are the only company in the area to offer its customers three highly effective, 100% satisfaction guaranteed treatments which include heat remediation, or heatigation, fumigation, and a traditional chemical treatment.

Most people have heard the phrase “nite, nite, don’t let the bed bugs bite”. These tiny creatures have led many to believe that they are a pest of the past, and though they were essentially eradicated during the WWII era with the large-scale use of pesticides such as DDT, they have re-emerged in recent years and become a growing problem in the United States.

Bed bugs are small and sneaky, feasting on unsuspecting humans while they sleep. Their size- about the width of a credit card- allows them to hide in any available crack and crevice in your home; they prefer to live in places that give them easy access to their food source, such as mattresses, bed frames, or headboards. However, they do not confine themselves to these areas and can be found living in other locations in close proximity to the bed.

It is commonly believed that bed bugs only infest dirty, unsanitary areas, but in reality, they don't discriminate; a clean house is just as appealing. In fact, they approve of any home so long as it has food, water, and shelter. Bed bugs are also excellent hitchhikers, using clothes, luggage, and even furniture to move from place to place. Increased travel of people and products in today's day and age is one reason that experts speculate bed bug numbers have risen so drastically in recent years.

Since the bites of other insects, such as mosquitoes, can be mistaken for bed bugs, it is important to also look for physical evidence of an infestation in the home. Tell-tale signs of bed bugs include reddish-colored stains on sheets or mattresses from crushed bugs, small, dark spots of bed bug excrement, eggs or shed exoskeletons of juveniles, and even a sweet, musty odor emitted from the bugs’ scent glands.

If bed bugs have been detected inside a home, early identification and control is crucial to stopping the population from spreading. It's important to call a professional for bed bug removal since store-bought or homemade treatments are usually ineffective and applied incorrectly. Bill Robertson, General Manager of Hilton Head Exterminators in Hilton Head, SC, states, “We are the only company in the area to offer its customers three highly effective, 100% satisfaction guaranteed bed bug treatments which include heat remediation, or heatigation, fumigation, and a traditional chemical treatment.”

According to Robertson, heatigation uses heat to kill all stages of bed bug life. The treatment is environmentally safe, as well as quick and easy, taking less than a day to complete. For fumigation, infested items (furniture, sheets, etc.) are isolated and put in a trailer that is fumigated at Hilton Head Exterminators headquarters. Once the gas has been safely released, all items are brought back to the home and reinstalled. The traditional chemical treatment is recommended to be paired with either heatigation or fumigation. After treatment is completed, Hilton Head Exterminators offers on-going monitoring to ensure the homes they treat remain bed bug free.

Hilton Head Exterminators specializes in bed bug, cockroach, mosquito, termite, fire ant, and critter control. Having served the local communities of Hilton Head, Bluffton, and Beaufort since 1968, Hilton Head Exterminators’ mission statement is to “provide the best extermination services possible while maintaining exceptional customer service.” They may be reached in Hilton Head at 843-681-2590 or Bluffton at 843-706-9933, or by visiting http://www.hiltonheadexterminators.com.

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