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When Is Bed Bug Season In West Chester?

August 14, 2020


Bed bugs went through a little bit of a rough patch recently. Turns out quarantine keeps bed bugs from getting out just as well as it does with humans. Why is this? Well, bed bugs are hitchhiking pests. If you aren’t traveling, neither are they. This means as life returns to normal, and people start moving again, bed bugs will start to spread again. Will your home be safe this bed bug season, or will you find yourself being a tasty midnight snack? Let’s find out now.

Bed Bug Season

Bed bugs don’t really have a season. However, they are most active during the warmer months from June to October. Part of the reason they are more active during this time is because people are more active. Because bed bugs use people and the items they carry to get from place to place, more travel = more bed bugs. Even during the colder months of winter, bed bugs still get around as long as the items they hitch rides in aren’t left outside for extended periods of time.

One thing to keep in mind is that if bed bugs get into your home, they become a year-round problem. That is unless you have a way of occasionally bringing your home’s internal temperature to above 118 degrees or below -13 degrees.

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What Types Of Homes Do Bed Bugs Infest?

Bed bugs are not picky when it comes to picking a home. Your home could be immaculate or a pigsty, bed bugs don't care. All that matters to them is that there are people around to feed on and places to hide when they're not grabbing a bite to eat.

When inside homes, bed bugs will not exclusively stay around beds or even bedrooms. During inspections, bed bugs have been found in every room of the home and sometimes even inside wall voids, behind outlets, and inside electronics. Turns out the only time bed bugs crawl into beds are when they are hungry and their food source is asleep.

Why DIY Doesn’t Work With Bed Bugs

How hard is it be to deal with bed bugs on your own? It’s extremely difficult. Not only are bed bugs amazing at avoiding danger, but they are also one of the most resilient pests on the planet. Most chemical-based products that kill other pests don’t do a thing to bed bugs. Even if you find a pest control product that works with bed bugs, if even one bug escapes into the wall voids of your home, they are able to survive there for upwards of five months without a blood meal and return inside to feed once the danger has passed. All in all, bed bugs are nearly impossible to treat on your own.

The Only Way To Properly Deal With Bed Bugs

When it comes to eliminating bed bugs from your home, you only really have one option, and that is to get a professional involved. At Moyer Pest Control, we offer multiple solutions for bed bugs, depending on the severity of the infestation. For smaller infestations, we offer targeted treatments with a follow-up visit 7-14 days later. For more serious infestations, we incorporate the use of Aprehend® a powerful bed bug solution. Finally, for severe infestations, we offer heat treatments designed to heat your entire home up to a temperature that is deadly to bed bugs, but not harmful to personal belongings.

Reach out to us today to learn more or to schedule a detailed inspection for your West Chester home.

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