Bed Bug Control In Palm Beach and Broward Counties
Even the cleanest of homes here in the South Florida area can become infested bed bugs. Whether they were accidentally brought in by infested furniture or clothing, or from a suitcase that may have recently been in a hotel room with bed bugs, we have a solution.
By calling the bed bug control professionals here at Native Pest Management, you can rest easy knowing that your home is bed bug free. Continue reading below to learn more about bed bugs, and the issues that a bed bug infestation might pose to your home.
What is a Bed Bug?
Bed bugs are small, oval-shaped insects that feed exclusively on the blood of humans and warm-blooded animals. Bed bugs are extremely small, growing at their largest to around five to seven millimeters, making infestations difficult to discover with the naked eye — especially in the nymph stage of growth.
Bed bugs can live in many different parts of your home, finding small fabric areas like the cracks between cushions, mattress box springs, and any other upholstered furniture. They will also hide behind electrical outlets and even in popcorn ceilings.
What Does A Bed Bug Look Like?
Bed bugs are most active at night, feeding on the blood of unsuspecting homeowners as they sleep. Most people actually don’t realize they have bed bugs until bites show up. Many people will not even show symptoms of bites but will learn they have bed bugs when others in the home find bites.
Bed bugs will only come out at night to feed for a few minutes and then will go back to their dark hiding places in cracks and crevices, being why the infestation may not be visible during the day.
Bites may take anywhere from a few hours or as long as nine days to show up. Some people will have a sensitivity to bed bug saliva which will cause them to develop lesions that may closely resemble mosquito bites.
Usually, bed bug bites will not have a red dot in the center. Bites are often made in rows. Because female bed bugs lay about five eggs a day, their population can grow exponentially in your home if left untreated.
How To Determine If You Have Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs prefer to hide near to wherever you spend most of your time sleeping or resting. They are attracted to us by our warmth and by the CO2 (Carbon dioxide) that is produced when we exhale.
To determine if your home is in infested with bed bugs, it is best to carefully search the seams of your bed and box spring with a flashlight. We also recommend carefully inspecting your headboard and any furniture where you or your family spend a significant amount of time resting.
If you cannot visibly see any bed bugs, but think you may have bed bug bites, contact the bed bug control experts here at Native Pest Management.
How to Treat Bed Bugs?
When it comes to treating different pests in homes, bed bugs are by far the hardest to get rid of. Why? Bed bugs are incredibly small and often hide in tiny cracks or crevices in furniture and bedding.
Unlike other pests, the treatment of bed bugs must be carefully planned — being that they can be evasive and tolerant to treatment strategies if they are not done correctly.
Considerations such as the size of the pest population, the location of the pest population, and the life-cycle of the pest population. In doing so, we can create a pest management plan that allows for the highest success rate of treating the pests now and preventing them from coming back at a later date. But what are the types of treatments that can be used to exterminate bed bugs?
Treatment – There are many different products we use, focusing on cracks and crevices that are most often bed bug harborage areas.
We will also use long lasting dusts such as boric acid in wall voids and electrical outlets. All products used are registered with the EPA and specifically labeled for bed bug control.
Native Pest Management: Your Local Bed Bug Control Experts
To get rid of the bed bugs, be sure to contact us today at Native Pest Management to schedule a free inspection of your home or business.