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Bed Bugs

Essentially eradicated in the 1950s, bed bugs have been resurging since the late 1990s. In fact, the most recent Bugs Without Borders Survey found that 99.6% of U.S. pest management professionals have encountered a bed bug infestation in the past year. Prior to 2000, only 25% of respondents had encountered bed bugs. This resurgence is due to several factors including increased international travel and immigration, more targeted pest control products and techniques, resistance to available insecticides and a lack of public awareness about pest prevention methods.

Bed bugs are found in both upper and lower income properties and mutually in sanitary and unsanitary conditions. They can be found in homes, apartments, hotels, health care facilities, dormitories, schools, public transportation, movie theatres, retail centers, rental furniture, and office buildings.

Bed bugs are small, brownish, flat insects. They preferred human blood, but will also feed on animals. Although not known to transmit diseases, it is common for people to experience itching and inflammation at the site where a bed bug has bitten them. The added stress of living with bed bugs can have a significant impact on one’s emotional health and sense of well-being.

Bed bugs can be very difficult to treat for several reasons:

  • They are very resilient and can live for up to a year without food.
  • They are elusive and transient, easily moving from room to room via pipes and vacuum cleaners.
  • Bed bugs are mainly active at night, when people are sleeping. Many people don’t realize they have bed bugs until they have a serious infestation.
  • Their flat bodies allow them to fit into tiny cracks and crevices, making them difficult to locate and treat.
  • In fact, 76% of pest management professionals consider bed bugs the most difficult pest to treat, as cited in the 2013 Bugs Without Borders Survey.

Perimeter Pest Management knows effective pest control and prevention starts with an accurate identification of the problem. Please contact us for a free inspection and evaluation. We begin with a comprehensive inspection, correctly identify the pests, their source and any conditions conducive to infestations. Then, we design a preparation and treatment plan specific to your pest control situation. Through training and over 10 years experience we have learned the necessary details of inspection, preparation and treatment methods that successfully eliminate bed bugs.

Perimeter Pest Management takes old-fashioned pride in a job well done. Family-owned and locally operated, we are committed to building long-term relationships with our customers by providing effective pest control solutions with prompt and courteous customer service. All technicians receive training and continuing education meeting or exceeding state licensing requirements. We use the most advanced products, providing maximum pest solutions with the least inconvenience to our customers. We stay informed of changes in treatment methods, products and the pest control industry at large. Perimeter Pest Management is a proud member of the Georgia Pest Control Association.

If you suspect you have a bed bug infestation, it is important to contact a licensed pest management professional to confirm the infestation and recommend a course of treatment. Please contact us for a free inspection and evaluation. It would be our pleasure to show you how professional pest management services can make a positive difference.

     

         

     

We offer Residential and Commercial Pest Control Services to the following areas of Georgia:

Alpharetta, Athens, Atlanta, Auburn, Avondale Estates, Bishop, Bogart, Buckhead, Buford, Conyers, Covington, Dacula, Decatur, Douglasville, Druid Hills, Duluth, Eatonton, Ellenwood, Fayetteville, Grayson, Greensboro, Hampton, Jackson, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Lithia Springs, Lithonia, Little Five Points, Locust Grove, Loganville, Lovejoy, Mansfield, McDonough, Midtown, Monroe, Monticello, Newborn, North Druid Hills, Oxford, Pine Lake, Porterdale, Roswell, Rex, Sandy Springs, Shadydale, Snellville, Statham, Stockbridge, Stone Mountain, Social Circle, Suwannee, Tucker, Watkinsville, Winder, Barrow County, Clarke County, Clayton County, Dekalb County, Douglas County, Fayette County, Fulton County, Greene County, Gwinnett County, Henry County, Jasper County, Morgan County, Newton County, Oconee County, Putnam County, Rockdale County, Walton County and more.

 

1 The 2013 Bugs Without Borders Survey was conducted by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky.

 

Adult Bed Bug Feeding

Bed Bugs & white egg casings in the crack of a headboard. July 2011 - Hampton, GA