As homeowners in Florida, we have likely heard about the recent statistics of bed bug infestations plaguing homes in the Tampa Bay area. These parasitic pests can easily infiltrate our houses undetected and multiply rapidly, leading to significant physical discomfort and property damage. That being said, there are effective strategies for eliminating bed bugs and keeping them out of your Sarasota, Florida home for good. By understanding their habits and biology, utilizing preventative bed bug control measures, and hiring professional pest control when needed, we can reclaim our homes and lives from these nuisance insects. Through proactive and informed action, we can rid ourselves of bed bugs and enjoy peace of mind in our homes.
Understanding Bed Bug Behavior and Prevention Tips for Sarasota Homeowners
As pest control professionals serving Sarasota, our technicians have seen the damage bed bugs can cause. These tiny insects feed on human blood and inhabit homes by hitchhiking onto luggage, furniture, and clothing. Their bites can cause skin irritation, not to mention, spread disease. Unfortunately, their presence is extremely difficult to eliminate without professional help.
To prevent infestations, homeowners should:
Inspect used furniture for signs of bed bugs like tiny spots of blood or molted bed bug skins before bringing into the home.
Seal cracks and crevices in walls, cabinets, and floors where bed bugs can enter.
Store luggage in sealed plastic bags when traveling and inspect upon return.
Reduce clutter where bed bugs can hide like stacks of newspapers or magazines.
encase mattresses and box springs in protective covers to eliminate bed bugs’ access to their favorite harborage site.
If bed bugs are detected, contact Super D Pest Control immediately. Attempting to treat infestations oneself rarely works and can worsen the problem by causing bed bugs to scatter. Professional exterminators have the proper training, equipment and pesticides to eliminate infestations of these parasitic insects. Multiple visits are often required to fully eradicate an infestation in a home.
By understanding bed bug behavior and taking preventative action, Sarasota homeowners can stop infestations before they start or get the necessary professional help as soon as bed bugs appear. Eliminating bed bugs protects health, home value, and peace of mind. At Super D Pest Control, we are ready to help if bed bugs invade, allowing you to get back to enjoying your home.
Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation and Dangers to Humans
At Super D Pest Control, we know the signs of bed bugs all too well. Some indicators that you may have an infestation include:
Tiny blood spots on sheets, mattresses, walls, and carpeting. Bed bugs pierce the skin and feed on human blood, leaving behind dark spots.
Molted bed bug skins. As bed bugs grow, they shed their skins. You may find the translucent, light brown molted skins in areas where bed bugs hide.
A musty, sweet odor. Large infestations of bed bugs release pheromones that produce a distinctive smell.
Bites on the skin. Bed bug bites often appear as swollen, red welts on the face, neck, arms, and hands. However, some people do not react to the bites at all.
These harmful insects pose dangers beyond bites and irritation. Their feeding on human blood can lead to anemia in extreme cases. More commonly, the bites may become infected if scratched and the saliva from the bugs can trigger allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Furthermore, the thought of bed bugs infesting one's home can cause immense stress, anxiety, and lack of sleep.
The only way to eliminate an infestation is through professional heat or chemical treatments. As experts in bed bug elimination, Super D Pest Control uses an integrated pest management approach to fully rid homes of these dangerous pests. We take great care to safely and effectively resolve infestations with as little disruption as possible to clients' lives and homes.
Eliminating Bed Bugs for Good With Professional Pest Control
As homeowners, we understand the desire to handle pest control issues ourselves to save money. However, in the case of bed bugs, hiring a professional exterminator is the best course of action. We're not just saying that because we're a pest control company. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eliminate and require intensive treatment to fully remove an infestation.
Professional Heat Treatments
Professional pest control companies have access to specialized equipment for heat treating bed bugs. Heating the interior of a home to at least 113°F for several hours will kill all stages of bed bugs and eggs. Heat treatment is considered the most effective method for eliminating bed bugs and provides peace of mind that the infestation will be fully eradicated.
Licensed exterminators also have access to stronger pesticides than are available for consumer purchase. They can apply residual pesticides that continue killing bed bugs for weeks after the initial treatment. Professionals are trained to apply pesticides properly and in the precise areas where bed bugs hide to maximize effectiveness.
Reputable pest control companies will schedule follow-up visits to re-treat the home if necessary and ensure all bed bugs have been eliminated. They will also provide recommendations for preventing future infestations. Prevention tips may include encasing mattresses, reducing clutter where bed bugs can hide, and regular inspections of the home.
Save Time and Frustration
Dealing with a bed bug infestation is stressful and time-consuming. Hiring a professional to handle the elimination process will save homeowners significant time and frustration. Professionals have the proper training, equipment, and pesticides to treat bed bugs effectively on the first try. For homeowners in Sarasota, contacting Super D Pest Control to handle a bed bug problem is the best way to find peace of mind again.
If You Are Concerned About Bed Bug Control, Call Super D Pest Control For A Free Consultation
While bed bugs are challenging pests, through vigilance, prevention, and partnering with professional pest control companies like Super D Pest Control when needed, it is possible to rid your home of them. By understanding bed bug habits and taking proactive steps, home owners can sleep easier knowing their homes are bed bug free. If you see bed bugs in your home, call Super D Pest Control today at (727) 433-5310 or click the "Let's Chat" tab below to schedule a free consultation.