You’ve probably seen them around your Jacksonville home. Bed bugs, they’re not just confined to a nursery rhyme anymore. In fact, over the past few years, Jacksonville bed bugs infestations have been increasing. You can find these annoying pests in any location that has a bed, including hotel rooms, homes, hospitals, and offices. If you’ve noticed bed bugs around your Jacksonville home, you need to hire a professional bed bug exterminator immediately. It is very easy to transport bed bugs around from place to place. But, a bed bug treatment plan by Knockout Pest Control will ensure that you are not a spreader of these awful, prevalent pests.
HOW TO IDENTIFY BED BUGS
In case you’ve never seen them, bed bugs have a very distinctive size and shape. They are brown with an oval body. Bed bugs’ body varies in size depending on when they had their last meal. And, their bodies are flat, which means that they can squeeze almost anywhere. However, because they are about the size of an apple seed most often, you will likely not be able to make out too many details. If you have moving black/brown dots on your bedclothes, then you have a bed bug problem and need to call a bed bug exterminator.
Thankfully, bed bugs prefer to infest beds. Mattresses, box springs, headboards, and bed frames are their preferred habitat because they are parasites that feed on humans. But, keep in mind that while it’s true that you will most likely see bed bugs infesting a bedroom if they are in your home long enough, they will move to other areas. Therefore, you need to get bed bug treatment as soon as possible to keep the issue localized.
BED BUG DANGERS
Because bed bugs are parasites, they feed on their host—in this case, humans. Although a bite by a bed bug will not be life-threatening for most people in Jacksonville, a bed bugs bite still causes a red, itchy rash. This rash will appear in exposed parts of your body, such as your legs, arms, hands, face, neck, and shoulders.
Most people do not receive anything more serious than a rash from bed bugs. However, some people are allergic, and their reactions to a bed bugs’ bite can be severe. Plus, because the bites are itchy, they may lead to secondary infection, especially in populations like children and the elderly who are more prone to excessive scratching.
HOW TO GET RID OF BED BUGS
Female bed bugs are extremely prolific reproducers and can lay hundreds of eggs that become glued to a multitude of objects. This means that once you have bed bugs, it is extremely hard to get rid of them. The first step is to thoroughly clean or remove every scrap of infested furniture, clothes, bed, drapery, and so on.
However, because bed bugs are so small, home bed bug treatment plans will not be 100% effective. That is why professional bed bug exterminators like Knockout Pest Control are so important.
When Knockout Pest Control treats your home for bed bugs, we use proper application of safe, but effective insecticides. We will also thoroughly inspect and treat all important areas of your home, including:
If you need a Jacksonville bed bug exterminator, call Knockout Pest Control today. Our highly trained and certified staff is ready and waiting to rid your home of bed bugs for good. We provide many bed bug treatment options. When you’re looking for the right company to deal with bed bugs, choose the Jacksonville exterminators at Knockout Pest Control!