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February 13, 2015

Bed Bug Treatment

By Tucker Hogarth

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According to the National Pest Management Association’s 2011 Bed Bug’s in America Survey, 1 out of every 5 American’s has either had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs in their home or at a hotel. It’s no surprise that bed bug infestations have become a nation-wide epidemic! Most Americans have become aware that infestations are on the rise. There are reports of bed bugs by pest management professionals in all 50 states, with percentages being fairly equal among each of the country’s regions.

As bed bug awareness increases, more than 80% of American’s have reported being most concerned about encountering bed bugs in hotels. 95% of bed bug infestations reports are in apartments/condominiums, 93% in single-family homes, and 75% in hotels/motels. We find bed bugs in college dorms, nursing homes, offices, schools, day care centers, hospitals, and other various locations in seemingly high numbers.

Our New Tool

Hogarth’s Pest Control has  a new tool for the tool box. That tool is a heat tent. We saw the need for it to assist us in the war on bed bugs. Moreover, it allows us to reduce our chemicals used in the process by placing infested pieces into the tent.   The tent is then turned on and heated to 120 degrees, at which point kills all the bed bugs and their eggs. Heat is not the only tool we utilize, but it can help on reducing chemicals on bed bug treatment.

Hogarth’s Pest Control is seeing an increase in the bed bug infestations in Northern Michigan.  We are currently servicing bed bug infestations in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Kalkaska and Wexford counties.  If you Google bed bugs, you may be surprised at what you read about your own town!  People stay hotels with infestations and post it on the internet in great detail! While an infestation does not equal filth or bad housekeeping, it can become a serious problem if not treated properly.

Call Hogarth’s Pest Control for all your bed bug needs in Northern Michigan.  Hogarth’s is serving over 25 counties in the Northern Michigan area, including Beaver Island! If you have questions or concerns, please call us at Hogarth’s Pest Control for all your bed bug needs!

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