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Don't Let Bed Bugs Bite: The Effective Control Solution For Your Home In The Villages

January 15, 2024 - Bed Bugs

a bed bug crawling on a mattress

After working hard throughout your life, relaxation and fun is foremost on most retiree's minds. Located in central Florida is the close-knit, over 55 active adult community called The Villages. Considered "Florida's Friendliest Retirement Hometown," it is the perfect environment to discover new passions and new friends. The bed bug is one less-than-friendly local pest that is no friend to any community it visits, so unless residents have a trusted bed bug exterminator nearby, they can say goodbye to their relaxed lifestyle.

Examining Your Home: Where To Look For Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are wingless insects that use people or things to get inside homes. When they cross a homeowner's threshold, they quickly gravitate to areas where they can siphon regular blood meals. Since bed bugs can obtain easy blood supplies from people while they sleep, they typically head toward bedrooms where they hide behind headboards, inside bed frames, mattress seams, buttons, and box springs. Bedrooms aren't the only places bed bugs hide. Their flat oval shapes help them squeeze into other areas.

Locations, other than the bedroom, where bed bugs can lodge themselves include:

  • Behind baseboards

  • In cracks of wood or walls

  • Within picture frames

  • Behind wallpaper

  • Within electrical plates

  • Within furniture and appliances

It only takes a short time before home-invading bed bugs reproduce and spread throughout homes. With easy access to unlimited blood supplies (even pets), bed bugs can soon overtake homes and cause extreme discomfort without help from a pest professional like Bertram Pest Solutions.

Bed Bug Infestations: The Problems These Pest Cause

Most people become aware of bed bugs when they awaken from a night's rest with bites on their bodies. Typically, people don't feel bed bug bites; they just awake with swollen, red, itchy bites on their neck, arms, or legs that have a pattern or appear in clusters. While bed bugs don't threaten people with diseases, their bites and the allergic reactions some experience can cause people to lose sleep, become uncomfortable, and become irritable.

As bed bugs procreate, they can quickly spread throughout homes and spread their misery to every household member. Bed bugs are elusive pests and can prove challenging to eliminate without help from a pest professional like BPS.

Unwanted Guests: Common Causes Of Bed Bug Infestations

Bed bugs are world travelers who grab rides to their destinations by hitchhiking on items and people's clothing. They typically hang out where people congregate, making lodging facilities, transportation facilities, and other high-traffic buildings the perfect place to pick up these parasitic bugs.

A hotel or motel is one prevalent location where people often pick up bed bugs. When bed bugs infest lodging facilities, they often congregate around the bed. They usually live behind headboards, along mattress seams and buttons, and within bed framing and box springs. Travelers who leave their belongings (especially suitcases) on the floor or the top of furniture can provide the perfect place for bed bugs to hide until people get home. Bed bugs can also attach to purses, backpacks, briefcases, and duffle bags in dorms, libraries, offices, and schools. If homeowners enjoy secondhand shopping, that can also spell trouble.

Buyer beware when looking for a bargain. Items for "free" along the road might not cost you dollars up front, but it could lead to a bed bug infestation that will cost you plenty. Trips to secondhand stores can also usher bed bugs into homes—stuffed toys, furniture, appliances, and clothing can come from previously infested homes. Homeowners can unwillingly transport bed bugs into their homes when these items are purchased. Since most people won't detect hidden bed bugs until they start making life miserable, knowing a professional pest control company like BPS is nearby can prove handy.

Professional Bed Bug Control: Call In The Experts Right Away

Professional home pest control is the only way to remove bed bugs entirely, and 20 years of expertise is invaluable. Bertram Pest Solutions is a family-owned company that treats customers like family. We are known for our friendly, reliable, and quality services. Our professional pest control treatments also include green and organic options. The quicker homeowners enlist the help of BPS for bed bug removal, the sooner we can eliminate them from your home in The Villages; call us today to request a free inspection.

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