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    Debunking Common Bed Bug Myths

    Last updated 1 day 4 hours ago

    Did you know that bed bugs are able to live for months without feeding? There are many truths and myths out there regarding bed bugs. Continue reading to separate bed bug truth from fiction.

    Only Dirty Homes Get Bed Bugs

    Anyone is prone to getting bed bugs. They have been found in tidy homes and offices as well as cluttered ones. Unsanitary conditions do not cause bed bugs, but getting rid of clutter can help to reduce the number of places in which bed bugs can hide.

    Bed Bugs Only Live on the Bed

    The name is misleading, because bed bugs can be found in many other places. In fact, bed bugs oftentimes live on couches, chairs, and other cushion furniture. They can be found anywhere that people sleep or lounge.

    You Must Get Rid of Infested Furniture and Clothing

    If you experience a bed bug infestation, you don’t have to get rid of your belongings that have been exposed to bed bugs. Pest control experts can treat furniture, clothing, and other items so that you don’t have to discard them. 

    Mattress Encasements and Other Products Prevent Bed Bugs

    A mattress encasement prevents a mattress or box spring from becoming a home to bed bugs, but this does not prevent them from finding their way onto your bed to bite. If bed bugs cannot live in your mattress or box springs, they will just live somewhere else. If you purchase an encasement, keep in mind that this is not enough to prevent or treat an infestation. Unfortunately, there are many products out there that claim to treat bed bugs. Even the products containing pesticides will not effectively control a bed bug infestation—you must call the pest control experts to ensure complete extermination.

    If you are concerned about a bed bug problem, call the pest control experts at the Center Termite & Pest Control of Los Angeles at (888) 476-9951. Visit our website to learn more about the cutting-edge exterminating services we offer. We have more than 40 years of experience to offer you.

    The High Standards of Center Termite & Pest Control

    Last updated 17 days ago

    There are a lot of termite exterminators and pest control companies in Los Angeles, but Center Termite & Pest Control strives to uphold the highest standards each and every day. For our clients, we are committed to treating our customers with the upmost respect and integrity. We recognize that in order to succeed as a company, everyone at Center Termite & Pest Control needs to work together toward a common goal. As part of a larger community of pest control professionals, we strive to use the most technologically advanced forms of treatments in the industry.

    Call Center Termite & Pest Control for all of your pest control needs. From termites and bed bugs to ants, bees, cockroaches, and rodents, no pest is safe from Center Termite & Pest Control. If you have questions or would like to schedule service for your home or business, call Center Termite & Pest Control toll-free at (888) 476-9951. 

    Checking Your Hotel for Bed Bugs

    Last updated 24 days ago

    Although your first instinct after you check into a room is to throw yourself on the bed and relax after a long flight, you should first check the room for bed bugs. Thoroughly check the sheets, comforter, pillowcases, mattress, and box spring for signs of bed bugs. You should also check the nightstands and any upholstered furniture in the room. While you are checking for bed bugs, keep your suitcase and luggage off the floor. Watch this video for more tips on checking your hotel room for bed bugs.

    If you happen to bring bed bugs home with you, Center Termite & Pest Control can help. We offer leading edge pest control solutions that can get rid of your bed bug infestation for good. We provide extermination services throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside. Visit our website or call us toll-free at (888) 476-9951 to learn more about our pest control services. 

    Little Known Facts about Bed Bugs

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Sleep tight; don’t let the bed bugs bite. Everyone knows the bedtime phrase, but what else do you know about these pesky blood suckers? If you’re like most people, there’s probably a lot about bed bugs that you don’t know. Treating bed bugs in your home is as easy as calling your pest control professional, but knowing more about these tiny pests can help you avoid bed bug problems in the future. Here are some little known facts about bed bugs that you might be surprised to learn.

    Bed Bugs Can Live Anywhere

    Bed bugs are found throughout the planet, and are a threat in all 50 states. Bed bugs thrive in single-family homes, apartments, hospitals, college dorm rooms, office buildings, classrooms, movie theaters, and just about anywhere else humans can be found.

    Bed Bugs are Resilient

    There’s a reason bed bugs are virtually impossible to treat with DIY measures. These tiny pests can live for several months without a blood meal and can survive temperatures ranging from nearly freezing to 122 degrees. For this reason, professional pest control is the most effective way to treat your home or business for bed bugs.

    Bed Bug Saliva Acts like an Anesthetic

    If you’ve ever woken up covered in bed bug bites, you’ve probably wondered why you didn’t wake up while you were being attacked. The reason bed bugs don’t wake up their human hosts is that components in their saliva act as an anesthetic and promote increased blood flow to the site.

    If you are battling bed bugs in your home, call in the professionals at Center Termite & Pest Control. We provide the most advanced exterminating services to rid your home of bed bugs, termites, ants, ticks, and other pests for good! Contact us online or call us toll-free at (888) 476-9951 to schedule pest control service for your home or business.  

    Tips for Keeping Mice Out of Your House

    Last updated 1 month ago

    A few ants or cockroaches inside your home is nothing to worry about, but even a single mouse can send you screaming into the other room in fear. This fear isn’t irrational either, as mice and other rodents can spread potentially life-threatening diseases and illnesses. To keep mice out of your home this winter, take these steps to protect your home from mice and other rodents. And if a few rodents make it through your defenses, call a pest control company in Los Angeles to deal with them for good.

    Seal Cracks and Holes

    A mouse can sneak into your home through a hole no bigger than a dime, so examine your home’s exterior walls closely and seal any cracks or holes you find. Look for light coming through cracks and feel for air movement, both of which can point you to a small crack or hole that you might otherwise overlook.

    Put Screens on Vents and Windows

    Some holes are there for a reason, such as windows and air vents around your home. Place screens in front of air vents and windows to keep critters outs. Check these screens every few weeks to make sure mice and other rodents haven’t chewed through into your home.

    Keep Your Garden Clear

    Plants and shrubs close to your house provide a haven for rodents as they await their chance to dart through an open door or unsealed hole. Keep plants at least two feet from your home and don’t let junk collect near the house to make it harder for mice and other rodents to hide close to your home and sneak in when you aren’t looking.

    Center Termite & Pest Control can help you rodent-proof your home and deal with any mice infestations for good. Visit our website to learn more about our extermination services, or call us toll-free at (888) 476-9951 to schedule service today. We provide pest control services for the entire Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside area. 

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