Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite – an Infographic by BugManiacs.com – Jacksonville FL Pest Control

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite - an Infographic by BugManiacs.com - Pest Control in Jacksonville, Florida

 

Studies revealed that over the past few years, the U.S. bed bug population has increased by an alarming 500%. It is more concerning to note that the increase reflects the same trend in different areas:  Northwest: 19%, Southwest: 13%, Midwest: 20%, Northeast: 17%, and Southeast: 26%.

Without a doubt, bed bugs are everywhere! But in the figures above, the highest concentration is in the Southeast.

The rising bug population can be a cause to worry. More and more homes are seeking for professional help to control the spread of bed bugs.  This is the reason why there was also a 95% increase recorded in the number of pest control companies from the year 2000 to 2010.

Curiously now, have you wondered where the favorite hiding places of these nasty bed bugs are?  Florida pest control experts said they take cover in cracks and crevices around headboards or in walls; in radios, phones and clock near beds; and, in pillows, mattresses and box springs. And these restless bed bugs can spread easily in the other rooms of your house.

Sorry but you cannot easily spot these creepy-crawly creatures. If you wake up one morning and have those itchy, red bumps and blisters all over your arms, then you know that you have been bitten and bugs have indeed attacked your home.

There are ways to get rid of bed bugs.  These prevention tips should temporarily remedy the problem:

  • Eliminate clutter in and around your bed
  • Avoid “curbside” furniture
  • Purchase and use mattress covers
  • Conduct routine inspections of your bed and surrounding areas
  • Wash new clothes after purchasing them

But know that bed bugs infestations continue if the bed itself is not free of bugs, or if there are cases where the bed gets re-infested, which could happen quite easily. So, better yet, hire a professional to do the job. There are many pest control Jacksonville FL companies, however be sure to check for these qualifications:

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Building Assessment
  • Pre-treatment Inspection
  • Steam or other types of heat treatment
  • Pesticides specifically intended for bedbugs

So, never allow these bed bugs to bite you. Grab your phone and dial our hotlines at (904) 425-7341 to schedule pest control service for your Jacksonville home. If you’re outside Florida right now but want to schedule an On-site Evaluation for your home in Jacksonville, dial (904)-425-7341.

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Sources:
http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/bedbugs
http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/01/11/bedbugs-by-the-numbers-few-take-preventive-measures/
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/08/24/bedbug-outbreak-which-cities/are-most-infested.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-06/bedbugs-rampant-incest-colonizes-entire-apartment-buildings-study-finds.html
http://allthingsbedbugs.pestworld.org