Is Professional Bed Bug Control In Jacksonville Worth It?

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Some things in life are worth the effort. For example, learning a trade or going to college is worth the time, challenges, and cost. Making wise decisions based on proven life principles is worth it. Investing time, money, and energy into your home is worth it. When you reflect on the sacrifices and struggles, you smile because it was worth the effort.

If you have bed bugs, let our Jacksonville pest control team members from B&T Pest Control fight the bed bugs for you. We have been eliminating bed bugs since 1982; we have the techniques and tools to remove these annoying pests. To help you in your fight against bed bugs, we are producing this short article to answer commonly asked questions. Please continue to read to learn about bed bugs in Jacksonville and what you can do to combat them.

Why Are Bed Bugs Drawn To Homes In Jacksonville

Where a bed bug can find a blood host is where it will go. A bed bug infestation in your Jacksonville house began when a bed bug hitchhiked on your shoes, clothing, bags, or luggage. You likely picked up the bugs at a public location (i.e., movie theatres, restaurants, hotels, or motels) or when using a public mode of transportation like public buses or cabs. Used furniture infested with bed bugs brought into your Jacksonville home is another way they come into your house.

Once the bed bugs in Jacksonville enter your house, they look for a blood host. Once they know humans or pets are available, they seek a hiding place and begin reproducing. Even if only one female bed bug enters your home, you can have hundreds of bed bugs within a few months.

Signs You Could Be Dealing With A Bed Bug Infestation

Adult bed bugs are visible to the naked eye, but since they hide during the day in cracks, crevices, and dark corners of the room they are infesting, you may not notice their presence until red, itchy bed bug bites appear on your body.

Although bed bugs are active when you are sleeping, they leave behind these signs:

  • Discarded pale-white skins
  • Deposited cream-colored eggs
  • Broken cream-colored eggshells
  • Smeared brownish-red fecal stains 
  • Deceased or living mahogany-colored or red-brown bed bugs

Look for bed bug signs in mattress seam and upholstery crevices, cracks in wood corners, picture and bed frames, and electrical outlet boxes.

Why You Can't Get Rid Of Bed Bugs On Your Own

Once thought eradicated in the United States, bed bugs have returned. Bed bug elimination is challenging for several reasons:

  • Bed bugs multiply quickly; an entire population can double every 16 days. 
  • Bed bugs can detect chemical odors and may avoid treated areas.
  • Bed bugs are hard to kill. Removing bed bugs involves attacking them in multiple ways.

Many want to think that a store-bought product or internet home remedy is the answer. While you may have limited success, you are unlikely to achieve the desired results — especially when it involves bed bugs! According to a survey of pest control professionals taken by the National Pest Management Association, bed bugs are among the most troublesome pests to eliminate from homes. If bed bugs put up a good fight against pest control professionals, you can rest assured that it is worth it to use local bed bug control in Jacksonville from B&T Pest Control.

How And Why Professional Bed Bug Control Works

A company like B&T Pest Control, which has been performing bed bug control for four decades, learns effective ways to eliminate bed bugs. We have discovered over the decades that a thermal heat and non-chemical approach is the best way for natural pest control for bed bugs. Since they cannot detect our non-chemical and do not survive high heat, these two systems result in the elimination of bed bugs from your Jacksonville home in a single day! Contact us today for a quote.

What B&T Customers Are Saying

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"Jeff has been treating my home for 2 months, great results, answered all my questions, and is super professional! Would definitely recommend!"

Jessica R.

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