Bed bugs sleep during the day and come out at night to feed – while you’re asleep in your bed. This is why they’re called “bed bugs.”
It’s not that they like your bed, nor that they feel comfortable in the soft material (in fact, bed bugs prefer wood or other similar materials). It’s that they feed on the blood of animals, which, in this case, is you and your family. Additionally, bed bugs will nest within 12-16 feet of their host, meaning they’ll always be close to you in your home, whether in your furniture or within the walls.
Bed Bugs Hide In Small Places
Bed bugs can be found in the smallest cracks and crevices – anywhere you can slide a dollar bill. They don’t sleep out in the open, as they do not like daylight. Therefore, the chemical spray process is inherently flawed. Heat treatments are absolutely necessary to kill bed bugs and their eggs in the tiny cracks of your furniture and walls. Besides, who wants chemicals in their bed? Make sure the bed bugs all gone – and keep all your furniture – with Greenville Pest Control.
South Carolina Pests
Along with our specialization in bed bugs and termites, Greenville Pest Control can exterminate any of the following pests and bugs from your property.
Over 15 kinds of cockroaches are found in South Carolina, but only a few of these may be found in your home:
- Small Cockroaches – German cockroach and brown-branded cockroach.
- Large Cockroaches – The American cockroach, smokeybrown cockroach, and oriental cockroach. These pests are normally found outdoors but can live inside.
Our services treat such ants as carpenter ants, acrobat ants, and Argentine ants.
Venomous spiders of South Carolina include the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider.
There are 22 species of earwigs found in the United States.
There are many different types of millipedes. Black and red species, which can be several inches in length, are often seen and pose no danger or threat as a pest. These large millipedes should be left alone.
Three species of silverfish and one firebrat species are found in South Carolina. Silverfish and firebrats are very similar in appearance.
Rodents – Rats and Mice
Rats and mice cause serious damage to all kinds of structures if they are gain access to them. Damage by rodents has been documented in homes, apartments, hotels, office complexes, retail businesses, manufacturing facilities, food processing and warehouse facilities, public utility operations (especially power and electronic media operations), farm and feed storage buildings, and other major structures.
Fleas thrive during our warm, muggy South Carolina summers. If you allow your pets access to both the house and the yard, you should be resigned to the fact that fleas will probably be a problem.
There are about 80 different kinds of ticks in the United States. Most of them are not associated with humans or their pets but some can carry dangerous and deadly diseases.
The name “wood ticks” is used for many ticks, including the blacklegged or deer tick, the lone star tick, and the American dog tick. These are usually found in woodland areas and carry some of the worst tick-borne diseases, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.
Brown Dog Tick
The brown dog tick can be a nuisance in the home. It is one of only a few ticks that will infest a structure.
Contact Greenville Pest Control today to rid any of these South Carolina pests from your South Carolina home!