Charlotte Named One of the Top Cities for Bed Bugs in the Country

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Bed bugs don’t discriminate; they make themselves right at home in a variety of spaces. Places to look out for these insects include hotel rooms, living rooms, in packing boxes, and on suitcases. However, there are some areas that are more prone to bed bug infestations on a large scale due to the amount of travel in and out of the area. Unfortunately for NC residents, Charlotte recently ranked #19 in the country for most bed bug infestations. That is bad news for our friends and neighbors in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area, but your local Clegg’s Pest Control heroes are here to help.

If you find yourself struggling with a bed bug problem in Charlotte or elsewhere, or would like more information on how to check for bed bugs, read on! You can also contact our local Charlotte pest control team online or call us at 888-MRCLEGG for details about scheduling a FREE initial inspection if these critters have made their way into your home or office. 

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How Do Bed Bugs Travel to Charlotte?


Bed bugs are master hitchhikers. They will latch onto clothing, suitcases, purses, packing boxes, or any other soft material and come along for the ride. These pests feed off of blood, which means they don’t require any other food source (other than you), and they can easily cover long distances by car, train, or airplane. 


Do I Have Bed Bugs?


Red, itchy bites on arms and legs are the first indication that starts the hunt for bed bugs. However, there are other signs of bed bugs you can look for as well. These include brown or rust colored stains in the corners of mattresses or couches, shed exoskeletons, or a musty odor. 

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Can I Treat Bed Bugs Myself?


If you have a bed bug problem, it’s best to call in an expert. These small insects are capable of hiding in a variety of spaces, from your mattress to your backpack to the small space underneath wallpaper seams. If you don’t locate every last one of them, they will return and you’ll be dealing with the same problem for the foreseeable future. 

At Clegg’s Pest Control, our team uses the latest tools and techniques to effectively treat the problem, and we employ two bed bug detection dogs, Smoke and Rambo, who have been trained to locate every area bed bugs are hiding. This allows us to treat the entire affected area and save you time and money over the long run. 

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Choose Clegg’s Pest Control


Whether you live in a large city or a rural area, bed bugs are not fun for anyone. The team of pest control heroes at Clegg’s is equipped to show those insects out and get you the peace of mind that you deserve, not to mention a good night’s sleep. 

We’ve been serving residents of North Carolina since 1964 and have several locations throughout the state, including one right here in Charlotte. Don’t let bed bugs get you down – enjoy a fast and effective solution when you call Clegg’s Pest Control! Give us a ring at 888-MRCLEGG or contact us online to take advantage of FREE initial inspections and pest control payment plans