Greenville Pest Control

613 E Lee Rd
Taylors, SC 29687

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Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm

Sat & Sund CLOSED

Contact Us

(864) 292-1919

613 E Lee Rd

Taylors, SC 29687

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Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm

Sat & Sund CLOSED

Contact Us

(864) 292-1919

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Bed Bug Control

 

The saying “Good night, sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite,” may be an old one, but bed bugs aren’t merely a nuisance of the past. Bed bugs infestations still happen, and they definitely disrupt your sleep.

Why You Want to Avoid Bed Bugs

Bed bug bites don’t hurt immediately because the bugs secrete anesthesia into the puncture. A day or two after you’ve been bitten you’ll notice red, blotchy bites that are extremely itchy. If you scratch these bites, you may cause an infection. Bed bugs don’t feed every night so it might take awhile before you suspect you have bed bugs.

Clues That You Have Bed Bugs

Because bed bugs are so small and are nocturnal, hiding in crevices during the day, you may not see them. Bed bugs leave several clues that indicate their presence, however. First, they have a distinctive, rotten-sweet smell. The more bed bugs you have, the stronger this smell will be. Second, they leave behind dark spots on your bedding. But bed bugs don’t limit themselves to your bed! As long as they are near a host (you or another human or pet), they will nest anywhere, including handbags and furniture.

How Bed Bugs Enter

As with other pests, prevention is the best way to keep bed bugs at bay. Bed bugs usually hitchhike in on your clothing or belongings after you’ve been exposed to them. Avoid buying used mattresses, upholstered furniture, and clothing if you aren’t sure they came from a bed bug-free environment. When traveling, check crevices and bedding for clues that bed bugs may be sharing the space with you. If you can prevent bed bugs from entering your home in the first place, you’ll be able to avoid nasty infestations.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of because they are so small and so adept at hiding without coming out for weeks at a time to feed. If left untreated, bed bugs will multiply and create an even more serious problem.

To get rid of bed bugs, you’ll need to kill them immediately or ensure they can’t feed for several months. Clothing can be put into dryers on a high heat setting. Items that can’t be put in a high-heat dryer can be sealed in a plastic bag for a few months. (According to the EPA, to be sure bed bugs are dead, you should actually leave items sealed for one year). Placing items in a freezer for four days is also effective.

The best way to eliminate a bed bug infestation is to bring in a professional who knows where to look for bed bugs and who has access to safe pesticides that can kill them. Bed bug treatments can range from spot liquid treatment to whole house heat treatment. Each case is different and is evaluated by a service technician for a proper recommendation.

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Very professional and polite in every encounter. I recomend highly.
Leslie Kaufman
Leslie Kaufman
04:12 29 Jun 19
Always great service and very professional! If there is ever any issue in between service they come back and take care of it. Love supporting a locally owned company!
andrea crider-watt
andrea crider-watt
01:10 28 Mar 19
Putman Peat Management has been providing service for us at 2 different houses over the last year 1/2. They have done a variety of projects for us from an initial termite/pest inspection to annual reinspections and installing new crawl space liner and vents. They were professional as well as personable in their service and reasonable in the coat of their work. Very happy to continue working with them.
Elizabeth Fountain
Elizabeth Fountain
16:17 25 Mar 19
When I bought my house, it hadn't been lived in for 3 years so the bugs had made it their home. Putman went above and beyond to make sure they all went away.Recently I had an issue with mice, and not only did they come out to take care of them, they came back out to remove the dead mouse under my house.Love this company, especially since it is local!
Elizabeth Hudson
Elizabeth Hudson
17:43 12 Feb 19
Our Tech Aaron always does a great job! He is very friendly, courteous, dependable and knowledgeable.
Richard Mott
Richard Mott
16:15 10 Feb 19
I cannot say enough great things about Marty Putman, and Putman Pest Management! I have been using them for over 15 years and the service is top notch! The customer service is outstanding, the pricing is competitive, and the pest control service is impeccable! I highly recommend using them if you aren’t currently!! You won’t be disappointed!!
Heather Benjamin
Heather Benjamin
17:17 01 Oct 18
All of the guys at Putman Pest Management are great! They have been helping us take care of our home for years. Give these guys a try!
William Stewart
William Stewart
00:36 21 Sep 18
These folks are the best! Super friendly techs, great customer service, and quality work. I definitely recommend them!
Chelsea O'Malley
Chelsea O'Malley
13:40 13 Sep 18
Professional, prompt service. Marty and Richard are courteous, friendly and knowledgeable! After treating our home initially, Richard called us every year around our anniversary date to schedule an annual maintenance check, without our having to keep up with it. He arrived on time, inspected the entire crawl space thoroughly and even alerted us to small non-pest-related maintenance issues (insulation which needing tacking back up, etc.) We appreciate Putman's excellent service and commitment to keeping our home safe from pests and other problems. Call them before getting quotes from anyone else. They are top-notch.
P BENNETT
P BENNETT
18:12 19 Aug 18
On time as promised, through inspection, va discount.GOOD job. I would recommend.GB
George Bryson
George Bryson
18:08 26 Jul 18
Putman Pest is always reliable with easy scheduling, inspections, and repair work. Competitive pricing and I trust them with anything and everything. Couldn't do my job without them!
Graham Rogers
Graham Rogers
17:47 20 Jul 18
Paul was professional and personable! Everyone from the Putnam Pest Management firm lives up to this work ethic. Thank you one and all! You have a dedicated client.
Cynthia S
Cynthia S
16:29 20 Jul 18
Super people super service.
Joseph Kody
Joseph Kody
00:08 11 Jul 18
Always great and reliable service!
Marc Workman
Marc Workman
18:55 17 Apr 18
We have been using Putnam Pest Management for almost a year now and have not had any problems. Very nice people to deal with and we are going to sign up soon for Termite Preventitive.
Amy Brown
Amy Brown
14:53 21 Mar 18
Professional and punctual! Great service and price!
Amy Lynn
Amy Lynn
19:37 20 Mar 18
We have used this company on both a personal and professional level. Their quality of service is second to none. You can count on this team to get the job done right and in a timely manner every time. Thank you!
Candid Home Inspections LLC
Candid Home Inspections LLC
18:36 19 Feb 18
We have done business with Putman Pest Management for years. We have used their pest control services, termite inspection services, and moisture control service. Their services has always met or exceeded my expectations. We will continue to do business with this company and would highly recommend them!
Ben Davis
Ben Davis
16:24 21 Aug 15
Local family owned business, right prices, good service, what more can you ask for?
Daniel Kilpatrick
Daniel Kilpatrick
02:32 24 Dec 13