The Problems Bed Bugs Bring To Your Jacksonville Property
November 30, 2020
Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite! Unfortunately, it’s more than just a comforting phrase to put kids to bed at night. Bed bugs are a huge hassle that no one wants to deal with, keeping you up at night and leaving you covered with itchy bites. Bed bugs are some of the most difficult pests to eliminate once they get into a home or commercial property, so it pays to know the warning signs of an infestation so that you can take steps to eliminate it as soon as it becomes apparent.
Bed Bug Appearance
Bed bugs are small, seed-shaped black bugs often found in bedding, hence their name. They don’t just live in beds, though. Bed bugs can be found nearly anywhere that humans are. They seek out any dark, warm areas they can find, including furniture, baggage, electronics, and even carpets.
Bed bugs hide during the day and feed at night, so most people don’t notice a bed bug infestation immediately when they get into their homes. However, it’s hard to miss the warning signs they leave behind, such as the blood or feces stains they leave on beds and other furniture they get into.
If you physically see any bed bugs, bits of their bodies, or the dark stains they leave behind, it’s a likely sign that they have gotten into your property.
Bed Bug Bites
Bed bugs are problematic because they feed on blood from mammals, namely humans. Bed bugs will emerge at night while you’re sleeping and feed anywhere they can find exposed skin. For this reason, most people with bed bugs report itchy, uncomfortable bites in a line or cluster around their ankles, wrists, and other areas of their body that are exposed while sleeping.
Bed Bug Characteristics
The primary factor that makes bed bugs such a pervasive pest is that they are expert hitchhikers, getting into luggage, backpacks, and even the clothing on your back, and from there into your home.
Once inside a home, bed bugs spread from room to room at frightening pace, making themselves at home inside your bed, couches, carpet, closet, and furniture. It is this ability to get into almost anywhere that makes them such a difficult pest to treat, even for the pros.
Bed Bug Dangers
If there is a silver lining to a bed bug infestation, it is that they are not known to spread dangerous diseases in the same way mosquitoes, fleas, and rodents do. Likewise, their bites, while annoying and itchy, are not venomous nor are they particularly painful. However, this does not stop bed bugs from being one of the worst nuisance pests you can have the misfortune of getting.
The major negative impact that bed bugs have on homes they infest comes from the psychological impact they leave on their unfortunate victims. Bed bugs literally keep people up at night, leaving them with insomnia and even secondary conditions like anemia in rare cases. If you have a bed bug infestation, your best case scenario is severe discomfort, making them a pest you want to eliminate early if you hope to save yourself a lot of headaches.
Bed Bug Extermination
Bed bugs are an extremely difficult pest to deal with due to their fast reproduction rate and their ability to get into the tiniest nooks and crannies of the homes they infest. Without the proper training and equipment, eliminating a bed bug infestation on your own is next to impossible.
Worse, many bed bug products you can buy will only target adult bed bugs. Even if you kill all the adult bed bugs in your home, the eggs that hatch within a week or two will only ensure that the infestation returns in full force later on.
If bed bugs are keeping you up at night, call the professionals at Lindsey Pest Services for help. We have all the tools you need to treat bed bug infestations of any shape or size. Even better, our specialized treatments target bed bugs at all stages of development to ensure that the infestation doesn’t reappear in a few weeks when their eggs start hatching.
Got a bed bug problem? At Lindsey Pest Services, we have the solution. Contact us today and take back your home from these parasitic pests.
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