Fun Facts About The Bed Bugs In Jacksonville

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The fact is bed bug infestations aren't all that fun – in Jacksonville or anywhere else. Bed bugs can infest more than just your bed; they can infest your whole house. They don't breed particularly fast, but they're so great at hiding that they can fly under your radar until they've established themselves in your home, hiding out all day and waiting for opportunities to crawl out and feed on you while you're asleep.

They can wreck your sleep, tank your home's value, and generally drive you up the wall. Because of this, preventing an infestation should be your first line of defense for bed bug control in Jacksonville. Below, we'll answer some of your most burning questions about bed bugs and give you some tips for how to avoid needing expensive bed bug fumigation or heat treatments.

Is It Possible To See Bed Bug Eggs In Jacksonville?

Yes, it is. There is a pervasive myth about bed bugs that says you can't see them because they're too small. However, this is not true. You can see bed bugs at every stage of development. They and their eggs are certainly tiny, and if you have poor vision, you might not be able to spot them without your glasses. But even bed bug eggs are visible to most people's naked eyes. Bed bug eggs are teeny tiny and white. They look almost like tiny sesame seeds.

How To Identify Bed Bug Bites In Jacksonville

Bed bug bites can be hard to tell apart from tick or flea bites. It's easier to differentiate between bed bugs and ticks because you'll likely find a tick embedded in your skin, while you may never actually see hide nor hair of the bed bugs that bit you. Telling whether you have bed bugs or fleas is a different story. 

Flea bites can look pretty similar to bed bug bites. The best way to tell whether you were bitten by bed bugs or fleas is to look at the pattern and location of the bites. Flea bites won't appear to have any discernable pattern, and they'll be located mainly on your feet and lower legs. Meanwhile, bed bug bites will appear in clusters or lines, and you'll find them only where your body made contact with the bed.

Is It Possible To Have Bed Bugs In Only One Room?

Theoretically, yes. You might just have bed bugs in your bedroom or closet, especially in the early stages of an infestation. However, bed bugs are wily little hitchhikers, and they can quickly and easily hitch a ride on you or your pets to pretty much any room in your house. There, they'll infest your carpet, furniture, and even appliances and electrical fixtures (which is why bed bug fumigation can get so expensive).

What Is The Best Home Remedy To Repel Bed Bugs In Jacksonville?

Many frustrated homeowners have tried home remedies to get rid of bed bugs. Popular choices include things like:

  • Borax powder
  • Baking soda
  • Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
  • Repellent essential oils

However, none of these remedies actually work. The best home remedy for bed bugs is not to get bed bugs in the first place. Take measures like:

  • Inspect hotel rooms and mattresses for signs of bugs.
  • Wash all clothes on the highest setting after returning from travel.
  • Avoid secondhand shopping if at all possible.
  • Inspect and thoroughly clean all purchases if you do secondhand shop.

If your prevention measures fail, the best way to save money is to call the professionals when you realize there's a problem. Here at B&T Pest Control, we've got the best pest control in Jacksonville. If you're ready to get the bugs out of your bed, give us a call or visit our contact page today!

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