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Bed Bugs Bad!

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It doesn't take a rocket scientist--or even a brain surgeon--to realize that bed bugs are not something you want anyone to know you have. It doesn't matter if you own your own house, live in an apartment, or own an apartment complex, having bed bugs can be a humiliating ordeal.

The reason bed bugs come with such a reputation damaging stigma, is that most people don't truly understand what these bugs want. They think, wrongly, that bed bugs only live in the homes of filth, as though bed bugs can spontaneously generate from a dirty sock. But, I'm here to tell you, if you see a bed bug crawl out of your sock, you can know for certain that it had to have crawled in first. I know, boring--but true.

So, how did this stigma get started? Simple. Bed bugs tend to thrive more easily in places that do not pay close attention to cleanliness. The more clutter and chaos, the healthier and happier bed bugs are going to be. But, since they only live about 6-8 months, they're not too picky about where they make their home. In the end, all that matters is whether or not they can get access to their food source. Since YOU are their food source, they will happily infest your home no matter how clean it is. This is why you'll find bed bugs in the nicest 5 star resorts and hotels.

But the stigma remains. When people hear about these bugs, they instantly assume the home that is being infested is nasty. And, this public perception makes these bugs humiliating to deal with. That is why it is so important to make bed bug inspections a part of your year round pest service. While you're protecting your home from wood eating termites, disease spreading roaches and rodents, and the plethora of other invasive pests, you should also have your pest technician do a check for bed bugs. This is especially important if you have recently returned from a trip or vacations. Catching bed bugs quickly could save you from the stress and headache of dealing with bed bug treatments. 

If you live in Tallahassee, contact McCall Service. Bed bugs have a wide variety of places they can hide, and in the larvae stage they can be as small as a speck of pepper. It takes an expert to check these areas. McCall Service is professional and thorough. And, if your infestation requires a heat treatment, they have the knowledge and experience to get the job done fast, and discreet.

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