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Avoid the Biting Burden of Bed Bugs This Summer with Bed Bug Services from GGA

GGA Pest Management shares the top signs of bed bug infestations and how bed bug services will keep you protected.

Whether at home or traveling for summer vacation, bed bugs could be a key concern. Although named for their habit of feeding on human hosts in bed. Bed bugs can also be found in all types of spaces and locations. To promote public awareness and to help avoid infestations, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has declared June 7-13 as Bed Bug Awareness Week. GGA Pest Management is joining NPMA in this important public education effort by sharing common signs of a bed bug infestation to keep an eye out for this summer.

Just like people enjoy traveling in the summer months, so do bed bugs. They love using personal belongings like suitcases, boxes and shoes as a hiding place. With these biting pests being easily transported, it’s important to know the top signs of an infestation. This way, proper precautions can be put into place. It is also important to know when is the right time to call a licensed pest control company and get professional bed bug services.

Signs and symptoms of a possible bed bug infestation:

  • Small red to reddish brown fecal spots on mattresses, upholstery or walls

  • Molt bed bug skins, their white, sticky eggs or empty eggshells

  • Red, itchy bite marks, especially on the legs, arms and other body parts exposed while sleeping

  • Very heavily infested areas may have a characteristically sweet odor

 

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A 2015 study by NPMA and the University of Kentucky found that 99.6 percent of pest control professionals treated for bed bugs in the year prior. The study also found that while bed bug infestations are a year-round phenomenon, six out of ten pest control professionals noted seasonal differences in frequency, with “peak season” tending to be summertime.

During the summer, travel increases and so does the likelihood of encountering bed bugs. We strongly encourage the public to take extra precautions to avoid encounters with these biting pests.

Think you have bed bugs? For more information and prevention tips, please contact us for a FREE inspection!

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