Based on how common bed bug infestations are today, it is likely you know someone (or are someone!) who has suffered a bed bug infestation. According to a survey of the pest control industry conducted by the National Pest Management Association in 2018, 97% of pest control pros say they treated for bed bugs in the past year. Of all surveyed, 69%, almost two thirds, say that bed bug service work is increasing. We have noticed that bed bugs infestations are increasing in North Carolina as well, which means being vigilant about monitoring your home or business is more important than ever.
If you think you may have a bed bug infestation or are worried about the possibility, request a free inspection by our team of pest control heroes!
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Why Are Bed Bug Infestations Increasing?
So, we know that bed bug infestations are becoming more common in North Carolina and around the US. Why is this? There are a few contributing factors. One of the principal reasons for the increase in bed bug activity is that people travel more now than ever. This means more contact with hotels and transportation vehicles, and more opportunities to spread bed bugs to different locations.
In addition to this increase in travel, bed bugs may be more immune to certain pesticides than they were before. This means that pest control companies like us have to be more focused than ever on staying up to date on the latest in bed bug control extermination strategies. Our Clegg’s pest control pros train on the newest, most effective, and safest bed bug control treatments in the industry. This allows us to continue to protect our neighbors across North Carolina effectively and efficiently.
Where Are the Most Common Places for Bed Bugs?
If bed bugs are more common, the natural follow up question is: Where are they showing up? What are the most common places bed bugs live? The 2018 Bugs Without Borders survey conducted by the NPMA concluded that the top three locations that bed bugs are found are:
- Single family homes
- Apartments and condominiums
- Hotels and motels
It may surprise you to learn that bed bugs are most common in single family homes, since many people think they live primarily in hotels and motels. This is what TV sitcoms show at least! Unfortunately, the bed bug threat to regular homes is very real. Bed bugs are also hard to detect, which is why it is so important to have our Clegg’s team perform an inspection if you notice the common symptoms of bed bugs.
Call Clegg’s Pest Control for quality Bed Bug Control and Extermination in NC
Our bed bug control team has decades of experience protecting homes and businesses across North Carolina from bed bugs and worse. If you think you may have a bed bug infestation, call our Clegg’s team at (888) MRCLEGG and schedule a free inspection. Our bed bug specialists and trusty bed bug detection dogs are standing by to leap into action protecting your home today!