Florida Bed Bug Control, Inspection, & Treatment

When you wake up to unexplained bite marks on your skin, it may be bed bugs. Bed bugs in Florida are tiny pests that are more than capable of catching a ride on your clothes or any other items you might carry into your home. Once inside, these insects will hide in obscure, out-of-reach areas. Bed bugs are nocturnal pests and will emerge at night to bite you while you sleep; because their saliva carries an anesthetic property, you are often left helpless and unaware while they snack on your blood.

At HomeShield Pest Control, we specialize in bed bug control. Bed bugs are small insects that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals. They have this in common with mosquitoes, though bed bugs do not have wings. Scientifically known as Cimex lectularius (Cimicidae), you'll often find bed bugs in the nesting areas of birds, bats, and humans. Because they frequent areas like beds, sofas, and other human resting spots, they have earned the common name "bed bug."

a bed bug infestation in a home
a bed bug crawling on human skin

Our Florida Bed Bug Control Service

Since they are so small and can hide in many places, bed bug extermination can be a lengthy process. Extermination will happen much quicker if you work with a pest control company with experience in eliminating bed bugs. Call HomeShield Pest Control today, and we can get rid of these nasty pests.

The following are some ways that you can expedite the extermination process:

  • Be sure to treat any former bird or bat nesting areas, as bed bugs will often infest them.
  • Launder bedding and garments at 120 degrees Fahrenheit or hotter to kill bugs and eggs.
  • Scrape bedding and other infested areas as eggs are hard to dislodge.
  • Try vacuuming up the infested areas, being careful to get all cracks and crevices.
  • Work with a pest control professional to treat all infested areas and other areas likely to become infested.

Call us now for more suggestions on exterminating your bed bug problem or get started with a professional bed bug exterminator in Florida.

How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs?

The easiest way to recognize a bed bug infestation is if anyone starts to complain about bug bites that happen during the night. Bed bugs are most active about an hour before dawn, and bed bug bites are often mistaken for mosquito bites.

Both bed bugs and their eggs are visible to the human eye. Eggs will look like small poppy seeds, and adult bed bugs grow to approximately 1/4 of an inch in length and have a flat, oval shape. Bed bugs do not like the sunlight and often hide in cracks and crevices during the day.

Bed Bug Control You Can Count On

Bed bugs can become an issue in any Florida home or business because their primary mode of transportation is hitchhiking. You can come into contact with these pests anywhere there are people and bring them back home with you on your clothing, bags, luggage, or outerwear. Once they get inside, it is easy to miss them, allowing a large infestation to develop until their presence just can't be ignored. At the first sign of bed bugs in your home, reach out to HomeShield Pest Control.

At HomeShield Pest Control, the safety and protection of our customers and their families are our number one priority. We use the best eco-friendly pest control products to keep pests away and your family and the environment safe. These advanced products and our service guarantee and commitment to the environment separate us from other pest control companies. And, we back our services with the best Service Guarantee in the industry. If pests come back between regularly scheduled visits, so do we, for free.