Bed Bugs

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Bed Bug Life Cycle

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General Information

Bed Bugs have become Public Enemy Number ONE! For our first 25 years in the Pest Control Business we never saw a single one! We now have customers bringing in samples of Bed Bugs EVERY SINGLE DAY, multiple times a day!! They are becoming epidemic in proportion and CONSUMER EDUCATION is the single most important factor in curtailing the ever growing spread of this blood sucking vector.

THERE ARE NO RETAIL SPRAYS IN THE DISCOUNT CHAIN STORE OR BUILDING SUPPLY STORES THAT WILL EFFECTIVELY RID YOUR HOME OF THIS PEST. You have to know your enemy and combine several strategies to win the war on this pest. Effective control is going to involve constant monitoring, insecticide treatments, mattress encasements AND “mechanical alterations” (a fancy way of saying things you have to physically do or not do). Period.

The common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) has long been a pest – feeding on blood, causing itchy bites and generally irritating their human hosts. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) all consider bed bugs a public health pest. However, unlike most public health pests, bed bugs are not known to transmit or spread disease. They can, however, cause other public health problems, so it’s important to pay close attention to preventing and controlling bed bugs.

Experts believe the recent increase in bed bugs in the United States may be due to more travel, lack of knowledge about preventing infestations, increased resistance of bed bugs to pesticides, and ineffective pest control practices.

The good news is that there ARE ways to control bed bugs. Getting good, solid information is the first step in both prevention and control. While there is no chemical quick fix, there are effective strategies to control bed bugs involving both non-chemical and chemical methods.** We have the Professional-Strength products that you will need to combat this problem and win, but more importantly, we have the Expert advice you need to be successful in this treatment.

Where Bed Bugs are concerned, it’s “Buyer Beware.”  Retail chemical manufacturers, chain store marketing strategists, and fly by night “get rich quick” scheme artists are preying on consumer fear and two things are happening; 1) People are wasting valuable time and money on products that do not work and 2) the bed bug population is spreading like a wild fire throughout the country because they are not being controlled properly. Don’t fall into this trap.

You can trust the Professionals at Pest Control General Store to guide you step-by-step through this process. We are EXPERTS in this field and keep up-to-date on all of the products and safety issues involved. YOU CAN DO IT with our help.

**Always read and follow manufacturer’s labels and directions.