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When someone says, "I don't know if you're aware, but…," what usually comes next? That's right. Something bad that you should know about. That is why the National Pest Management Association established Bed Bug Awareness Week, which is scheduled for June 4-10 in 2017.

Bed bugs can leave painful welts on the skin and cause serious trauma for some people. They are also responsible for driving reasonable people to do irrational things, like spray their entire kitchen with alcohol to kill these bugs, and then attempt to turn their oven on to drive them out with heat. The results of this was a fire that ravaged an apartment complex and led to a loss of life. This is only one of many horror stories involving these blood-eating bugs.

When someone says, "I don't know if you're aware, but…," they are doing you a service. They are giving you a warning about something that is important. We hope you'll see the following list of bed bug facts as something you can share with the people you care about.

I don't know if you're aware but...

  • Bed bugs can be picked up in more than just motels and hotels. They have been found infesting daycares, retirement homes, retail stores, movie theaters, libraries, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, college dormitories, police call centers, and the list goes on and on.

  • Bed bugs don't just infest dirty homes. They have been found in the cleanest places. They're not drawn to bacteria or filth; they are drawn to blood.

  • Bed bugs can be picked up in the day time. You don't have to spend the night somewhere. You can get them riding in a taxicab, watching a movie at the theater, or visiting a friend's house.

  • Bed bugs are extremely hard to get rid of. These insects are wired to evade our attempts to kill them. Their natural instincts and behavior patterns make them nearly impossible to eradicate without specific training and education. If you have bed bugs, call a professional to get rid of them.

  • All pest control companies are not created equal. If you want to know for sure that you can trust a company to rid you of these bugs, look for the Quality-Pro seal of excellence.

If you live in our Missouri service area, you can trust the Quality-Pro certified team at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions to take care of your bed bug problem. Give us a call today to get started. You don't have to let the bed bugs bite.

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