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What Not To Do When You Have Bed Bugs In Your South Carolina Home.

Updated: Oct 7, 2022

If you're like most people, the mere thought of a bed bug bite or finding

crawling on your mattress in your home is enough to make your skin crawl. And rightfully so! Bed bugs are not only gross, but they can also be very difficult to get rid of once they've taken up residence in your home.

The good news is that you can do things to get rid of bed bugs. But before we get into that, let's first look at five things you should NOT do if you find bed bugs in your home.

Don't Panic

The first thing you need to do if you find even one bed bug or a full-blown bed bug infestation in your home or office is to stay calm.

It's important to remember that bed bugs are not known to carry any diseases, so they or the bed bug bite is not a health hazard. However, they are extremely unpleasant, and getting rid of a bed bug infestation can be a real challenge.

Often when someone is in a state of panic due to seeing a bed bug, their first reaction is to overreact in ways that are not helpful to resolving the bed bug infestation in their home or business.

If you keep calm and come up with the best possible plan to prevent the spread of bed bugs to additional areas of your home, your bed bug infestation will be easier to eliminate when the treatments begin.

Don't Spray Bug Spray

You may be tempted to reach for the bug spray when you see bedbugs, but resist the urge! Often inferior over-counter bug sprays will kill some of the bedbugs you see, but they won't do anything to get rid of the eggs or nymphs (baby bedbugs). Plus, bug sprays can be dangerous if misused.

When applying the wrong pesticide in your home to control bed bugs, often the bed bugs you do not kill, which can be many(due to resistance), will spread to other areas of your home. If you spray your bed with chemicals, you not only risk harming your family, but you may also spread the bed bugs to other areas of the room like behind the baseboards, dresser drawers, and even into your clean clothing, such as the clothes in your closet as the live bed bugs try to avoid the pesticide you applied.

A bed bug infestation is seldom ever resolved by store-bought bug spray alone, and by the untrained in proper pest control techniques, save your money and health and don't use bed bug sprays.

Don't Throw Away Furniture or Clothing

If you have bed bugs, it's likely that they're hiding in items like your mattress, couch, or other furniture. But before throwing out all of your sofas, know it can be treated and saved! With the help of a professional pest control company like Lamp's Pest Solutions, your furniture and clothing can be salvaged without having to replace them.

Many residents of Lexington, South Carolina, properties infested with bed bugs believe getting rid of beds, couches, and chairs will eliminate their pest infestation without using a pest control company.

Most of our pet control customers for bed bugs have tried to throw away furniture with limited success. The reason is bed bugs live in all types of places in homes, office

Don't Ignore Bed Bugs

Ignoring bed bugs or even bed bug bites in South Carolina is never a good idea! These bugs multiply quickly in a normal home environment, so the longer you wait to deal with them, the worse the problem will become. In addition, ignoring bed bugs can lead to emotional distress and anxiety as these pests invade every corner of your home.

Don't Hesitate to Call a Professional

If you find bed bugs or even just one bed bug in your bed, don't hesitate to call a professional pest control company like Lamp's Pest Solutions which has treated many bed bugs. We have the experience and expertise necessary to quickly and effectively remove bedbugs from your home for good!

Bed bugs are notorious for being extremely difficult to get rid of, so if you even suspect that you might have a bed bug problem, it's important to call a professional right away. Bed bugs can spread quickly and cause much damage, so it's important to take action as soon as possible.

Lamp's uses numerous methods to control bedbugs on your property. Every method has pros and cons, but when Lamp's Pest Solutions combines multiple methods, the results are excellent.

Types of Methods Lamp's Uses for bedbug treatments

1. Inspection

2. Heat

3. Vacuum

4. Products.

Lamp's Pest Solutions, a Lexington, SC-based pest control company, has over 13 years of experience treating bed bugs, and we have the latest and most effective methods for getting rid of them. We'll work quickly and efficiently to get your home or office back to normal. So don't wait, call us today! 803-414-0588

Now What

Remember the five "DONT'S" of what not to do when you find out you have a bed bug infestation in your South Carolina home or office.

A bed bug infestation is no laughing matter in South Carolina! If you find these pests in your home, it's important to take quick and effective action to eliminate the bed bugs before they have a chance to multiply.

With the help of a professional pest control company like Lamp's Pest Solutions, getting control of bedbugs doesn't have to be stressful or overwhelming. We're here to help! Give us a call at 803-414-0588 today!

Don't Panic-

Don't worry about bedbugs spreading disease because the bites from these bugs are not known to cause disease.

Don't Spray Bug Spray-

The pesticides at the big box stores will rarely take care of the bugs on your property. Take this tip seriously to save your money and your family's health.

Don't Throw Away Furniture or Clothing-

Another great tip is to not throw away your belongings, as getting rid of couches, chairs, and mattresses will seldom remove all the bloodsuckers in your property.

Don't Ignore Bed Bugs

A Bed bug infestation will not go away by itself. You need to have proven methods to eliminate them from inside your South Carolina home.

Don't Hesitate to Call a Professional

Contact a professional pest control service like Lamp's Pest Solutions to set up bed bug treatment or learn some tips on bed bugs or other pests.

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