How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Jacksonville Home, Fast!

If you've found bed bugs in your Jacksonville home, we can only imagine how you're feeling. These biting pests strike fear into the hearts of many people. Let us start by saying that you don't have to fear these bugs. While bed bugs are certainly irritating pests to have in your home, there is currently no evidence that they spread diseases. They just cause itchy and potentially swollen bites. The longer you have the infestation, the more bites you'll have. Each individual bed bug typically bites three times. It doesn't take many to create discomfort for you and everyone in your home. This is the real reason to take fast action to get rid of bed bugs. So take a deep breath. It's going to be okay. We're going to share with you some advice from the pest control experts here at Lindsey that will help you get rid of bed bugs fast.

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Step 1: Locate The Bed Bugs If You Can

When bed bugs come into your home, they're likely to come in with you or someone else living in your home. If you're able to find the item they're infesting, you might be able to stop your infestation fast. Here's where to find bed bugs that come in with you or someone else. 

  • Luggage

  • Bookbags

  • Duffel bags

  • Sleeping bags

  • Laundry from a trip

Bed bugs can be brought into your home in or on used items you purchase. Here's where to find bed bugs that come in with items you purchase.

  • Mattresses

  • Box springs

  • Bed frames

  • Upholstered furniture

  • Nightstands

  • Electronics

When you do your inspection, you'll need to know how to find bed bugs in these items.

  • Bed bugs leave black fecal stains and black streaks.

  • Bed bugs leave 1mm long, white eggs in creases and cracks. Use a debit card or some other probing tool to check creases. Use a flashlight to look in cracks.

  • Bed bugs often stain items with blood. These stains will be tan or brown after the blood has dried.

  • You may see bed bugs. It is important to know that bed bugs start as pale 1mm long insects. As they grow, they become tan and eventually turn reddish-brown. In all stages, they are seed-shaped and have transparent skins.  

Step 2: Perform A Treatment

Now that you know how to find bed bugs, it is time to discuss treatment options that will stop your bed bug infestation fast. Keep in mind that these treatments will only arrest your infestation if bed bugs are isolated to one area.

  • If an item can go in your dryer, put it in for thirty minutes. This will kill bed bugs in all stages of development.

  • If an item can't be put in a dryer but can be put in the freezer, bag the item and store it in your freezer for four days.

  • If you locate a group of bed bugs huddled together in a piece of furniture, or you see them moving around inside a crack or crevice, put the item outside. Once it's outside, you may spray the crevices with a knockdown agent or contact a licensed pest professional to treat the item for you.

Step 3: If Bed Bugs Are Still Biting

When you find bed bugs early and perform a quick treatment, you may be done with your infestation, but what do you do if they are in more than one item or if they've gotten into your home? It is best to contact a pest control company and invest in professional bed bug control. These insects can get into cracks, crevices, voids, and other difficult places to treat. If you go after these bugs with DIY treatment products, you are likely to be disappointed. If you want those bugs gone fast, it is best to let a professional handle this pest control problem.

Jacksonville Bed Bug Control 

If you're in the Jacksonville area, you can count on Lindsey Pest Control for effective bed bug treatments. Our service team uses a multi-pronged strategy to make sure that no bugs remain alive in your home after the treatment process is complete. This process may include:

  • A steam treatment to address difficult hiding spots.

  • An application of synthetic products to break down the cycle of infestation.

  • Treatment of items in our portable heat chamber.

  • A systematic application of pest management methods, such as vacuuming beds or furniture.

  • Follow-up and evaluation to ensure success.

Get Help Fast

It is easy to get started. Reach out to us through our contact form and request service for your Jacksonville home. We'll do the rest. You don't have to let the bed bugs bite. Get fast relief from bed bugs with a little help from the friendly technicians here at Lindsey Pest Control.