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Bed Bugs Getting Ready for a Busy Travel Season

June 8, 2018


Throughout the Louisville, Kentucky area, bed bugs can prove to be a huge problem for residents and businesses alike, especially in June and July. You have probably seen a lot of media coverage concerning the increase in the bed bug population across the globe. This is due in part to the increase in travel. Bed bugs are eager travelers and are known to travel from place to place on shoes, clothing, bags, and luggage. They are small, oval-shaped insects that can usually avoid detection and feed on human blood at night in order to breed. Their bites can cause itchy red welts in the form of a cluster or line on the skin. Some people may have an allergy to bed bug bites and experience worse symptoms.
 
bed bug and shed skin

Most people are unaware that bed bugs are able to spread disease. A recent study printed in a Penn Medicine News article indicates that bed bugs can carry a particular parasite that can cause a deadly illness called Chagas disease. This disease is not spread through their bite, but through their feces that they leave wherever they go, including on the human host that they feed on.

Even without the possibility of this new serious risk, the challenge of eliminating bed bugs without professional help and their ability to spread and live almost anywhere is reason enough to contact bed bug specialists at the first sign of an infestation. To help avoid bed bug infestation, inspect your home and public places that you visit including movie theaters, libraries, hotels, and all forms of public transportation. Look for bed bugs on and around mattresses, wall hangings, cracks, bedding creases, and seams, behind loose wallpaper, inside sockets and conduits, as well as along ceiling and wall junctures. If you see any signs of bed bugs, like bed bug eggs, larvae, or adults, dead or alive; blood and feces spots on bedding; or if you experience bites in the night, contact Action Pest Control in the Louisville area right away.

Even if the chances of illness are slim, why risk it? Bed bug infestations and bites are unpleasant, uncomfortable and invasive, which is why we recommend enlisting the help of pest control professionals at the first sign of bed bug activity in your home. At Action Pest Control, we can get rid of your bed bug problem quickly and completely.

We are able to use our highly trained K-9 detection dogs to locate and confirm bed bug infestations quickly. Our professional technicians use current heat treatment technology that is highly effective at killing bed bugs in all stages of development, eco-friendly, and allows you to keep all of your furniture and mattresses. Our treatments will save you time, money, and give you peace of mind knowing that the bed bugs are gone. Call us today for more information about how we can help you get rid of bed bugs in your Louisville home or business.




 

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