How Bed Bugs Find Their Way Into Your Jacksonville Home

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With a busy Marine base in Jacksonville, people from all over the world visit the city, and some decide to make it their permanent home. Many retirees have opened veteran and family-owned eateries and coffee shops that showcase flavors from around the globe. One world-traveling pest that bounces from city to city is the bed bug, and without pest control in Jacksonville, these traveling pests might retire from traveling and settle in your home.

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are blood-hungry parasites. They’ve earned their name with their propensity to hide in beds close to their favorite food supplier. Around the size of an apple seed (3/16 inch), they can quietly settle into multiple areas around your home. Before bed bugs feed, they are typically a brown coloration, oval, and flat; after feeding, their bodies bloat, expand, and exhibit a reddish-brown coloration.

Bed bugs in Jacksonville will leave signs of their presence, such as reddish-brown fecal spots on mattresses, walls, and upholstery. Sometimes people will find empty eggshells or molted skins (pale white). Bites on your legs and arms can also be a possible sign of bed bugs. If homeowners see or notice bed bug signs, a professional pest control company like B&T Pest Control is vital to remove bed bugs from their homes.

The Problems A Bed Bug Infestation Can Create In Your House

Bed bug infestations in Jacksonville are not something homeowners want to ignore; these pests need a blood source, and humans are their number one target. While people sleep, bed bugs emerge from their hiding places to feast on blissfully unaware victims. Once bed bug bites become evident (2-3 days after being bitten), infestations are often already full-blown and out of control. Females are breeding factories that lay anywhere from one to five eggs daily, meaning one female can produce over 500 eggs over their lifetime. Bed bug nymphs only take about 21 days before they become adults.

As bed bug numbers rise, the demand for blood donors increases, causing bed bugs to fan out around homes to seek additional blood sources. Adult bed bugs can go months without a blood meal and survive extreme temperatures; therefore, homeowners can get tricked into thinking bed bugs have died out only to find out they are back with a vengeance. Locating all the places in your home where bed bugs are hiding is a job for professionals. B&T Pest Control can identify bed bug hideouts and provide effective bed bug control in Jacksonville.

All The Ways Bed Bugs Can Find Their Way Into Your Home

Bed bugs are parasites of opportunity, using people or things to transport them into homes. Because they favor human blood, they typically hang out where many people congregate. Lodging establishments, schools, public transportation, offices, libraries, second-hand stores, and yard sales are some places where people pick up bed bugs. While lurking in these areas, bed bugs will latch onto various items to transport themselves into homes.

Five things bed bugs commonly latch onto when traveling include:

  1. Shoes
  2. Clothing
  3. Suitcases
  4. Furniture
  5. Boxes

Most people never see a bed bug infestation developing and rarely know they are in their home until they feel the effects of their presence. For bed bug pest control service in your home, homeowners should seek help from the experienced pest control specialists at B&T Pest Control.

The Most Effective Way To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your House

Bed bug infestations need special attention from experienced pest professionals. Local pest control for bed bugs should begin with B&T Pest Control. Our customers receive 40 years of hands-on pest-fighting experience and a family owned company that delivers top-notch pest control solutions in a small-town, friendly manner. To obtain the best bed bug pest control near you, contact B&T Pest Control. Let us exceed your expectations.

What B&T Customers Are Saying

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"I had Michel take care of my house probably two weeks ago and I am def happy with the results. I appreciated him listening to my concerns and addressing the problem, taking the time to explain things in detail so I would understand how the chemicals work and his overall professionalism and kindness. He did a great job and Id like to give credit where it is due.  Thank you Michel."

Ashley L.