Bed Bug Season at its Peak in Pennsylvania
August 8, 2018
You might think winter would be the logical peak season for bed bugs in Pennsylvania. Considering how cold the weather gets in the winter in our area, you might assume bed bugs would seek shelter inside our homes like many other pests. However, bed bugs can tolerate very high temperatures and seek to bite areas of bare skin in order to get a blood meal, which makes summer the perfect time for them to thrive! Coupled with the increase in travel and hotel stays during summer months and the start of college, these factors make for the perfect environment for a busy bed bug season!
Why Bed Bugs Increase in August
August is the peak month for tourism and Pennsylvania has no shortage of amazing tourist destinations. It’s also the time that the over 200,000 Pennsylvania college students move back to campus and into their dorms. Since bed bugs are so good at stowing away in suitcases, bags, blankets, and books in order to be carried to new locations, it’s no wonder why the largest number of bed bug infestations in Pennsylvania occur in August!
DIY Bed Bug Solutions
DIY bed bug control can be really challenging, especially in August when bed bug populations are at their highest, which is why it is so important to take steps to protect yourself and prevent bed bug infestations during this time of year. There are a few things you can do to help reduce your chance of picking up bed bugs and bringing them home with you, these include understanding how to identify bed bugs and the signs they leave behind; inspecting your surroundings while you are traveling or when you return back to your college; and avoiding setting your belongings on potentially infested places such as dorm or hotel beds, carpet, or upholstered furniture.
Professional Bed Bug Solutions
If you are dealing with or even just suspect a bed bug infestation, it is important to contact a pest control professional immediately as catching a bed bug issue early makes eliminating the problem much easier. At Moyer Pest Control, our experts will pinpoint your bed bug problem and offer effective, long-lasting solutions to eliminate your bed bug problems. We also offer K9 bed bug inspections to quickly and effectively locate the areas of bed bug activity in your home so that we can focus our efforts on those areas. These inspections are far more effective at combating bed bugs than regular inspections as our trained bed bug dog can sniff out the exact location of the bed bugs inside your home within minutes and with minimal disruption to your home. Contact us today to learn more about how we can eliminate your bed bug problems during the peak bed bug season in Pennsylvania!