The Best Way To Deal With Bed Bugs In Your Jacksonville Home
May 20, 2021
Have you ever accidentally brought something home from the store that you didn’t buy? It happens to the best of us and always comes as a shock when we found out what we did. Fortunately, it isn’t too hard to bring the item back. Sadly, the same can’t be said for bed bugs. If you unintentionally pick up these pests and bring them home with you, bringing them back is not an option.
What Are Bed Bugs And How Do They Get Into Homes?
Bed bugs are invasive parasitic pests that rely on humans to survive and get around. More specifically, bed bugs feed on blood and hitchhike rides on items people carry around. What makes them such pervasive pests is how good they do these two things. Unlike mosquitoes who bite people in broad daylight, bed bugs wait until their victims are deep asleep to feed on them.
After that, it’s off to the shadows to hide until their next meal. As for getting around, bed bugs aren’t fast. What they are is sneaky. These pests crawl from item to item until one eventually ends up in a home where they can settle down and consistently feed. Due to their small size and adept hiding ability, spotting these pests is often difficult to even in the middle of the day.
Bed Bug Hot Spots
Bed bugs are anywhere with exterior elements and with people. That includes movie theaters, malls, supermarkets, schools, daycare facilities, and entertainment facilities. Bed bugs are even more common around areas people sleep, such as hospitals, motels, and hotels.
One Simple Trick To Avoid Bed Bugs
You should know about bed bugs because it takes them a second to crawl onto an item. As an example, if you set your backpack down on a bench at the airport, it will take, on average, 20 minutes for nearby bed bugs to crawl over. When you are out and about, be aware of this simple fact to avoid bed bugs hitching a ride on your items.
Why DIY Bed Bug Control Often Fails
There are two things bed bugs are good at, staying out of sight and avoiding danger. This means even if you can identify an infestation of these pests inside your home, it will likely prove difficult, if not impossible, to get them out on your own. In most cases, homeowners use store-bought treatments to handle a bed bug infestation. Unfortunately, this pushes bed bugs deeper into the walls of their home, where they can hide up to a year without a blood meal or until the present threat is gone.
How To Properly Handle A Bed Bug Infestation
If you find unusual blood stains on your bedsheets, reddish-black spots around your living areas, or bites on your skin, do not hesitate to get a professional involved. At Lindsey Pest Services, we offer detailed inspections to identify bed bug infestations and comprehensive services to remove these pests from your home if they invade. We know how to treat bed bugs so that there is no place for them to hide. Give us a call today to learn more about our pest control offerings and find a solution to your Jacksonville home’s bed bug problems.
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