Jacksonville Pest Control, Bed Bugs Control

Bed bugs are not only difficult to get rid of, but they’re also hard to find. Because do-it-yourself treatments rarely work, you need professionals who know how to find and eliminate these pests.

Turner Pest Control offers you thorough residential and commercial inspections, plus re-inspection to ensure you remain free of bed bugs. Many of Florida premier hotels, office complexes and medical facilities trust Turner to keep them bed bug-free.

Bed bug facts:

  • Bed bugs find their way in via luggage, furniture, mattresses or clothing.
  • The first signs of infestation are often small reddish or brownish spots on linens and mattresses.
  • You may have swollen, red, itchy welts, often lined up in a row.
  • Bed bugs prefer to live in cracks and crevices, nightstands, headboards, carpet and along baseboards.
  • You can see adults easily when they’re not in hiding.

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How to identify Bed Bugs

Appearance

Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown, oval insects up to 4 to 5 mm long or the size of an apple seed. Swollen and reddish after a blood meal. For more information, see What do Bed Bugs Look Like?

Behavior, Diet & Habits

Bed bugs only feed on blood. Under cool conditions, bed bugs have been able to survive up to a year without a meal. They prefer to be more active at night when the host is asleep.

Bed bugs are found in cracks and crevices, including mattress seams, sheets, furniture, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates and picture frames. Often found in hotels, where they can travel from room to room and in visitors’ luggage or other personal belongings such as purses and briefcases.

Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

1. Seeing the bugs. Adult bed bugs are about the shape and size of an apple seed.

2. Case skins. As the juvenile bugs grow, they shed their skins, discovery of which can indicate their presence.

3. Defecation. After feeding, bed bugs return to their harborage to hide where they defecate black to brown stains on porous surfaces or black to brown mounds on nonporous surfaces.

4. Bites also may indicate bed bug activity, but further signs will need to be found, since other sources can cause red welts on the skin.

How do you get Bed Bugs?

You can pick up bed bugs almost anywhere — offices, stores, hotels and gyms for starters. They’re great at hiding and have been known to hitchhike in luggage, personal belongings or even you. Once indoors, they can be very difficult to control without the help of an experienced pest specialist. You can reduce your chances of a costly bed bug infestation by catching them early.

Tips

  • Remove all clutter from your home, which makes finding bed bugs easier.
  • Wash and dry your bed linens on the hottest temperature permitted.
  • Closely inspect any second-hand furniture before bringing it in your home.
  • Inspect your home after moving, trips, service calls or overnight guests.

How serious are Bed Bugs?

Reproduction

Females can deposit one to five eggs a day, and may lay 200 to 500 eggs in a Bed Bug’s lifetime. Under normal room temperatures and with an adequate food supply, they can live for more than 300 days.

Bed Bugs and Disease

It is possible that Bed Bugs can carry diseases, however, they are not known to transmit diseases to people. To learn more, see Bed Bugs and Disease.

Bed Bug Bites

Bed Bugs feed exclusively on blood, and people have various responses to Bed Bug Bites. To identify, learn about symptoms etc, see Bed Bug Bites.

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