Five Sure Signs Of Bed Bugs In Your Jacksonville Home 

March 10, 2021

There’s no relief from pests. If an insect or creature doesn’t wreck the foundation of your Jacksonville home, they can damage your belongings or even make you sick. They can either directly transmit diseases or taint food and surfaces with their germs. You could also be injured or fall ill from a bite, sting, or scratch and pests like bed bugs do plenty of biting.

a bed bug crawling on fabric

Bed bugs are responsible for residents waking up with itchy and red bumps all over their bodies. These insects nibble on humans and drink up their blood while they’re fast asleep. In severe cases, people have developed insomnia and anemia while dealing with these critters. Learn what their signs are, so you can stay ahead of them with Lindsey Pest Services.

Sign #1 Skin Bumps

When bed bugs have finished feasting on you, welts will eventually appear. They will be crowded together in areas like your arms, legs, neck, and face. The breakout will be patchy and quite similar to a rash visually. If nothing else, this is a clear indication of an infestation.
The going perception is that dirt brings bed bugs, but this isn’t true. It’s the availability of blood that draws them in; the fluid is what helps them thrive. Spaces populated by animals and humans are frequently inundated with these pests, such as hotels, train stations, schools, and offices. Bed bugs will creep into your clothes or personal bags while you’re out, and then you’ll inadvertently carry them home. From there, they’ll wriggle off to: 

  • Upholstery
  • Couches 
  • Mattresses
  • Fabrics
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Flooring
  • Wallpaper
  • Wood Trim

Sign #2 Red Stains 

Given that bed bugs absorb blood, it’s no surprise that they’ll lose some of it along the way. You can expect to see drops of it on fabrics and surfaces. You’ll also probably find reddish-brown smudges here and there.

Sign #3 Black or Brown Stains

The excrement of bed bugs is black or brown and leaves marks. It’s of a powdery consistency, and occasionally fragmented. As with the red blemishes, the fecal stains will be on counters, mattresses, furniture, linens, and other types of cloth.

Sign #4 Odors 

Bed bugs procreate with speed. As they multiply, a detectable musty scent will be prevalent and persistent.

Sign #5 Seeing Bed Bugs

This goes without saying, but spotting bed bugs definitely means there’s a problem. The insects can be hard to identify, but you may be able to notice them by their apple seed looks. They are reddish-brown and 0.25 of an inch long and six legs and two antennas support them. Their bodies have three segments: a round head and tail, and an oddly shaped conjoining midsection. The top is smaller than the bottom. Pearly white eggs are what they lay, giving way to translucent young. Tips to prevent bed bugs include: 

  • When you are out, don’t sit your personal effects on the floor.
  • Alert hotel maintenance and get another distanced room if you see any signs of bed bugs in your room.
  • Always put your luggage in a protective cover. 
  • Clean your travel clothes with hot water and high heat. 
  • Routinely inspect the bedding and sleeping perimeters with a flashlight.
  • Examine all laundry, bags and purses, furniture, and drawer interiors. 
  • Thoroughly inspect second-hand items before making a purchase.

Lindsey Pest Services Bed Bug Extermination

The licensed technicians at Lindsey Pest Services will utilize advanced techniques and products to eliminate bed bugs. Industrial-strength steam and/or heating treatments will be applied to the zones these insects affect the most. Portable heat chambers and specialized vacuuming are available for furnishings. Don’t worry, all of our solutions are safe for materials, pets, and humans. Warranties and follow-up visits are attached. Call Lindsey Pest Services today for a free inspection!


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