Perhaps the media has given many the idea that bed bugs are associated only with hotel rooms. While this is certainly a bed bug hotspot, hotels are not the only places where bed bugs congregate. In fact, as bed bugs continue to spread across the country including right here in St. Louis, it doesn’t matter if you have been staying in a hotel or just took a trip to the local library, you are still at risk for encountering bed bugs and worse, having them latch onto your clothing or bags and traveling back to your home.
The good news is that despite the scare and ick factor of bed bugs, they are not able to transmit disease to humans. This means that even if your home has been infested and you’ve discovered bed bug bites on your person or another family member, you do not have to worry about health risks. Even though they are relatively harmless, bed bug problems are stressful as this type of infestation can spread fast and as bed bugs continue to embed themselves into your home, they become harder and harder to get rid of.
Where Bed Bugs Are Hiding These Days:
Airplanes and airports
Taxicabs and other modes of public transportation
Office buildings, retail environments and other businesses
Apartments and condos
The library and library books
The local movie theater
And many other locations
With bed bugs easily infesting all of the above locations, it is important to learn more about identifying bed bugs and minimizing their risks. And also, if they do manage to sneak into your house, it is important to know how to get rid of bed bugs quickly and safely.
At Rottler, we’ve been dealing with bed bugs in St. Louis and Mid-Missouri for a long time. No matter how severe the infestation may be our St. Louis bed bug control specialists have the knowledge and tools to make sure that your home is returned to a bed bug free state, fast! Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions offers home bed bug control services including fast and highly accurate inspections from our K-9 bed bug detecting team and also bed bug heat treatments to kill bed bugs (including their eggs) in just one, chemical free treatment.
So even if you haven’t been vacationing around the world and staying in bed bug infested hotels, do not underestimate the power of bed bugs finding their way into your home. For help getting rid of bed bugs in St. Louis or elsewhere in our Mid-Missouri service area, please contact Rottler at the first sign of bed bugs.