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  • BED BUG TREATMENT

    When you call General Pest Solutions, LLC to get rid of bed bugs in your home, you can expect complete elimination of this pest. In order to achieve a bed bug free home, we’ll identify and treat all infested areas. Treatment options may include  chemical and/or steam techniques.

    Chemical – Application of residual insecticides and/or steam will be utilized to treat cracks and crevices and wall voids in the treatment area. This service includes the initial treatment, and three follow-up treatments to be evenly spaced about every two weeks.

    Bed Bug Exterminator Summerville SC and Bed Bug Exterminator Charleston SC

    The bed bug resurgence has had a major impact causing bed bug exterminators Summerville and Charleston Tri County Area to improve their treatments in order to out smart these pests. To get rid of bed bugs, the Charleston bed bug extermination team will use bed bug steamers and/or targeted application of insecticides.

    Our bed bug extermination service in Summerville SC and Charleston SC and Tri County Areas includes the following measures to completely remove and eliminate bed bugs form your home or office:

    • 3 Follow up bed bug services (After Initial Treatment)
    • 60 Days WARRANTY
    • Treat of all furniture, mattresses, bed frames, and box
    • Targeted Insecticide or Dust into all wall voids, furniture, floor, cracks, inside all electric outlets, and switches.
    • Treating baseboards. 

    Identifying Bed Bugs

    The first step in bed bug eradication is accurate identification of these pests. Starting with the first inspection our experts will assess and identify any possible hiding spots throughout your home or office. Bed bugs hide near to where we sleep or remain dormant for extended periods of time  – their black droppings are often found in the seams of your mattress and inside your box spring, inside and around your nightstands, behind loose wallpaper, within clutter, behind your headboard and in other furniture nearby.  

    Do I Have Bed Bugs?

    Anyone can have bed bugs. People bring bed bugs into their homes unknowingly in infested luggage, backpacks,purses, furniture, bedding, shoes or clothing. You can accidentally bring these blood suckers into your home. They can also travel between through cracks in walls and floors. Bed bugs are not a result of poor housekeeping.

     You can get them by:

    Staying at a hotel

    Buying used clothes and bringing it into your home without first washing it

    Buying second hand furniture

    Bringing old books into your home

    Letting someone enter your home suspected of having an infestation

    Bringing furniture from a dumpster

    Visiting homes infested with them                                                                            

     Bed bugs have been found in:

    Homes,Apartments,School lockers,Offices,Movie theater,Outpatient Dr's offices,Resorts,Five Star Hotels,Motels,Planes... ect.

    Do not use pesticides to treat for bed bugs yourself. "General use" pesticides are not 100% effective against bed bugs and their use may cause the bed bugs to spread to adjacent units or your entire house.

     DO NOT USE: 'Bug Bombs' They do not control bed bugs and using 'bug bombs' improperly can be dangerous and spread pesticide throughout your home.

    Preventing Bed Bug Infestations 

    The best way to control bed bugs is to prevent them from entering your home. Here's how:

    • Inspect secondhand furniture, beds, and couches for signs of bed bug infestation before bringing them home. 
    • Enclose mattresses and box springs in covers labeled "allergen rated," "for dust mites," or "for bed bugs." Periodically check for rips or openings and tape these up.
    • Reduce clutter in your home to reduce hiding places for bed bugs.
    • Repair cracks in plaster, repair or remove any loose wallpaper, and tighten light switch covers.
    • Apply caulk to seal crevices and joints in baseboards and gaps on shelves or cabinets.

    When traveling: 

    • Use luggage racks to hold your suitcases when packing and unpacking rather than setting your luggage on the bed or floor. 
    • Check the mattress and headboard before getting into bed. 
    • When you get home, unpack directly into a washing machine. Wash all items showing bed bug stains, and dry on the highest setting for at least 20 minutes. The heat from the dryer kills the bugs.
    • Inspect and then vacuum luggage. Empty the vacuum or seal and dispose of its bag outside of your home after each use.

     

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    The products and techniques we use are to protect you and your property in the most effective and environmentally responsible way possible.

    We are dedicated to providing clients with excellent customer service and completely eliminating pest problems within your home.

     Four signs you might have an infestation in your home

    Bed bug bites
    When bed bugs bite, they leave itchy, red bumps on the skin.
    As bed bugs are crawling insects, they usually bite in lines or clusters on the skin as they crawl.
    Bites usually appear on exposed areas such as the face, neck, hands or arms.

    The bugs themselves
    You may be able to spot the bugs themselves by shining a torch into the cracks and crevices in and around your bed.
    Or, you may find tiny white eggs in the crevices and joints.

    Evidence on the bed sheets and mattress
    If you can’t see any actual bugs, you may find evidence of them on your bed sheets and mattress.
    Evidence can include tiny brown or black spots, which could be their dried poo.

    A strange smell in your room
    A bed bug infestation can cause an unpleasant, musty scent in the infested room.
    “Bedbugs tend to prefer fabric or wood over plastic and metal, and often hide near to where you sleep.
    “But they can be found away from the bed in other furniture, along the edges of carpets and even behind mirrors or inside smoke alarms.”

     

     Get Rid of Bed Bugs Summerville and Charleston SC Tri County Area Preparation for Treatment

    When a bed bug infestation is discovered there are multiple methods for controlling it. Be aware that it will take time and patience; there is no quick fix for eradication. There are both chemical and non-chemical approaches are available. While using one or the other works, an approach that uses a combination of both can be the most effective. Using this combination of approaches is often referred to as integrated pest management.

    Preparing for control is very important whether you are considering hiring a professional or planning to do it yourself.

    Controlling bed bugs using integrated pest management means using a variety of methods, including both chemical and non-chemical techniques.

    If you would like to use a do-it-yourself approach, be sure to come up with a plan to execute to ensure eradication and safety. All do-it-yourself products, especially foggers, should be researched and employed properly. In addition, you should be careful to only use legal control methods, as others may cause serious harm.

    Hiring a pest management professional is a good option in many cases, but you need to be careful in how you select a company.

    General Pest Solutions,LLC is offering affordable Pest Control for Bed Bugs.

    Bed bugs can be difficult to eliminate when they infest your home unless you do your part by cooperating with the pest control company. The following tips will help YOU and your pest management company get rid of bed bugs quickly:

    • Don’t move any of your belongings to another home during or before the treatment unless you know they are not infested. You might spread bed bugs to another home or to your car or workplace in a backpack or box and then re‐infest your home after it has been treated. Move as few items as possible and have them checked for bed bugs before removing them.
    • Wash all sheets, blankets, pillowcases, and other bedding in hot water. Place the items in a dryer set on the highest setting that won’t damage the items. Dry the items thoroughly and then place them in trash bags. Keep them separate from items that may be infested.
    • Wash all clothing in hot water and then dry on the highest setting allowed for the clothing. Clothing that can’t be laundered and dried (including coats and jackets) can be dry‐cleaned or need to be inspected carefully. Do not place clothing in infested rooms/areas until treatment has been completed and the bed bugs have been eliminated.
    • Place curtains, pillows, towels, stuffed animals, etc. in the dryer set on the highest setting that won’t damage the items for at least 30 minutes. Double bag these items immediately after drying.
    • Carefully inspect all Items that cannot be washed: books, electronics, picture frames, plastic toys, etc. If insecticides are going to be used, place children’s toys into plastic bags or storage bins (only if they are bed bug free).
    • Store cleaned and dried items in plastic bags until your home has been treated and the bed bugs eliminated.
    • Vacuum and wash all floors. To prevent bed bugs from escaping, be sure to place the vacuum bag into a plastic bag before disposing of it.
    • Vacuum the mattress and box spring to remove live/dead bed bugs. Double‐bag and discard the vacuum bags in an outdoor trash can immediately to avoid re‐introducing or spreading any bedbugs caught in the vacuum. If the mattress and box spring will be encased, be sure to use one that is bedbug proof. These encasements are thick enough so that bed bugs cannot bite through it and have tight zippers that the bugs cannot escape through.
    • Vacuum couches, chairs and recliners thoroughly before treatment. Bed bugs are often found in couches and upholstered chairs. If possible, turn the furniture over or on its side/back and vacuum underneath as well. If there is a dust cover attached on the underside, pull it back and vacuum areas that will need to be treated. Double‐bag and discard the vacuum bags in an outdoor trashcan immediately to avoid re‐introducing or spreading any bedbugs caught in the vacuum.
    • cluttered home is difficult to inspect and more difficult to treat because bed bugs can find many hiding places. Throw away unneeded items. Pick up and double bag all loose items in bedrooms (e.g., in the bottom of a closet) and other rooms that will be treated. Make sure that these items are treated (if needed) or inspected before returning these items to make sure you are not also returning bed bugs to the treated room(s).
    • Provide access to walls, closets, and areas around furniture to allow for a thorough inspection and treatment.

      Avoid Bringing Bed Bugs Home From Your Holiday Travels
      If you are like other people who are looking forward to a fun and exciting Holiday time, you are probably making plans so that you can get the most of it. You could be planning a vacation to one of your favorite destinations, which is a thrilling experience. You don't want to get so caught up in the excitement that you forget to protect yourself from bed bugs because these pests are nearly impossible to manage. Luckily, you can keep bed bugs at bay by following a proven plan and keeping some tips in mind.

      Safeguard Your Belongings
      Placing your clothes and bags in a hotel room that has bed bugs will give them a chance to come home with you. You can reduce your odds of facing the threat by putting your personal belongings on the sink or in the bathtub the second you arrive. Even though these parasites are resourceful and relentless, they can't climb smooth surfaces, so your items will be safe for now. If you later notice any red flags in your room, you can leave the area and go to another hotel without bringing bed bugs along for the ride.

      Inspect Your Room
      You are ready to inspect your room once your clothes and bags are out of harm's way. You will want to start by the bed and check the mattress and sheet for possible warning signs. When bed bugs finish consuming a blood meal, they will often leave small red stains behind. You can also check for fecal matter if you don't want bed bugs to catch you off guard. Looking under and around the furniture is another step that will help you uncover a bed bug infestation before it's too late to respond.

      Seal and Sanitize Your Clothes
      Despite your best effort to locate bed bugs before going to a hotel, you won't always detect them since they are good at hiding. If you are serious about keeping them at bay so that you won't need to worry about the problem, seal your clothes in trash bags before you go home. With the clothes still in the bags, you must take them to the bathroom and place them in the dryer on the hottest setting for a cycle, which will kill bed bugs and their eggs.

       BED BUGS MYTH                             

       Myth: You can’t see a bed bug.

    Reality: You should be able to see adult bed bugs, nymphs and eggs with your naked eye.

             Myth: Bed bugs live in dirty places.

    Reality: Bed bugs are not attracted to dirt and grime; they are attracted to warmth, blood and carbon dioxide. However, clutter offers more hiding spots, but in reality they couldn't care less about the cleanliness of your home.

             Myth: Bed bugs transmit diseases.
    Reality: There have been no cases or studies that indicate bed bugs transmit diseases between humans.

             Myth: Bed bugs are not a public health pest.
    Reality: Bed bugs are a public health pest. We coordinated with CDC and USDA to identify pests of public health importance and issued a Pesticide Registration Notice that listed pests of significant public health importance. Bed bugs are on this list. In 2009, EPA and CDC collaborated on a joint statement to highlight the public health impacts of bed bugs.

            Myth: Bed bugs won’t come out if the room is brightly lit.
    Reality: While bed bugs prefer darkness, keeping the light on at night won’t deter these pests from biting you.

           Myth: THEY ONLY LIVE IN BEDS.
    Reality: They can be found in the folds of curtains and laundry and the seams of couches and chairs. Their hiding place doesn’t even need to be fabric: They’ve been known to settle into drawers, wallpaper, electrical outlets, and even the heads of screws. It’s for this reason that any kind of free furniture, not just beds, you see out on the street should almost always be left alone.

          Myth: YOU CAN RECOGNIZE THEIR BITES.
    Reality: People react differently to bed bug bites: They can come in various sizes, include irritated rashes, or produce no rash at all. Some bites don’t leave a mark or leave one that’s barely visible, allowing the parasites to feed discreetly for days.

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    From $600 (up to 4 bedrooms)

    -Pricing to be determined by technicians if the home has 5+ bedrooms

    Includes 4 services/60 days agreement.

    *Final Price determined after inspection

    (Special rate for one and two bedroom apartment)

     

     

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