"Good night, sleep tight
Don't let the bedbugs bite.
But if they do, then take your shoe and
Hit them till they're black and blue."
Ahh, the frightening imagery that was put into our heads right before going to bed as kids. Bedbugs ranked up there with the Boogie Man, Vampires, and other creature that "Go Bump in the Night." These pests are definitely one of the things nightmares are made of. However, unlike the vampires, bedbugs can and will really bite, and unfortunately, there's not much your shoe can do.
The most common type of bedbug is the Cimex lectularius. These guys are nasty enough, but recently there have been reports of the return of the Tropical Bed Bug in Florida. This species of bedbug hasn't been reported in over 60 years, and there is a fear it could be making a come back.
What's the big deal? A Bedbug is a Bedbug...Right?
It's true, these bugs behave in a very similar fashion to the Common Bedbug; however, the Tropical Bedbug will be more prevalent in Southern states due to the overall warmer climate if they begin to spread.
The spreading of this particular species is the scary part. Previous research on the tropical bedbug shows that they tend to spread much more rapidly than the common bedbug.
What this means is that a Tropical Bedbug infestation will colonize faster, reproduce faster, and become a huge pain to control faster.
Can These Guys Get to Me? I'm Not in Florida
Bedbugs like to travel with their host. Being that Charleston is one of THE most traveled to destinations in the Southeast, the spread of Tropical Bedbugs is a major possibility.
What to Do if you Fear an Infestation?
Call the professionals. We will come out and complete a free inspection. Our technicians are trained in practices that work to eradicate a bedbug infestation in your home. The sooner you take control, the better.
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Champion Pest Management is a locally owned, family run, pest control company operating in Charleston, SC and the surrounding areas.