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This is the time of year where we get together with friends and family to give thanks. It is an American tradition that some think dates back to the pilgrims and native Americans and, while this is partially true, it actually began in 1863.

President Abraham Lincoln, as a gesture of gratitude for an important victory of the Union Army, instituted a day of Thanksgiving. From that point on, Thanksgiving was an official holiday. It was to be the fourth Thursday of every November. And that is how it was until 1939 when President Roosevelt shifted it to the first Thursday of November to give businesses more holiday customers and help the hurting economy recover from the great depression. But, if you're scratching your head right now thinking that Thanksgiving is still on the fourth Thursday in November, that is because in 1941, under the pressure of Congress, it was shifted back to the fourth Thursday, and has remained there ever since.

Now, as we approach the fourth Thursday of this November, it is time to give thanks again. What are you thankful for? Is it family? Is it a job you love to do? Is it your home, your neighborhood, or state? There are a lot of things to be thankful for--but one thing no one is ever thankful for. Yup. You were probably wondering when we were going to get to it. When bed bugs appear in a home, they bring nothing but misery.

5 Reasons You Won't Be Thankful For Bed Bugs

  • These are blood-eating pests. They don't come into our homes to feed on the food in our pantries and kitchens. They feed on us.

  • Bites from bed bugs can go undetected at first, but it doesn't take long for minor bites to turn into large, red, welts.

  • Bed bugs feed multiple times. When bites become noticeable, there is a good chance you're going to have lots of them.

  • Bed bug bites are itchy and sometimes painful.

  • Bed bugs are nocturnal insects that usually feed on us while we're sleeping. Knowing that you'll have bugs feed on you while you sleep will likely affect how well you sleep.

Did you notice a theme? Bed bugs bite. That's why we're not thankful for them. But, thankfully, you don't have to live with bed bugs. Certified pest control companies know how to arrest bed bug infestations, and return your home to a bug-free zone.

If you live in Missouri, and you're finding bed bugs in your home or business, reach out to Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions for a fast resolution to your problem. At Rottler, we know how to get rid of bed bugs. And that is definitely something to be thankful for.

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