Are you wondering if your Florida home is in danger of a bed bug infestation? We can understand why. These blood-eating pests can cause significant distress when they take root in a home. Sadly, Florida is not exempt from the alarming spread of these pests across our country. The largest concentration of bed bug infestations is being found around major cities and popular tourist areas, both of which exist in Florida. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to protect yourself and your family from bed bugs in Florida.
Bed bugs are hitchhikers. This means, when you leave your home, you need to be aware that you can bring these pests back with you. Here is what you need to know:
You don't need to spend the night in a motel, hotel, or resort to get bed bugs. Bed bugs can be found in all forms of public transportation and in many public venues. You can get them from a trip to the library or while watching a movie at the cinema. You can get them by taking a taxi to the airport or by taking a cruise to the Bahamas, they are found almost everywhere.
Bed bugs don't just infest dirty places because these insects are not drawn to filth, they are drawn to blood, which means that they can be found in the cleanest of 5-star resorts.
Bed bugs don't need you to be asleep in order to feed. While these pests can sense the increase of CO2 in a room and are more likely to feed when CO2 levels rise, this is not a requirement. They have other senses that draw them to feed on humans and the anticoagulant they administer while feedings thins the blood and makes the drawing of blood almost painless.
Bed bugs don't need to come back with you to infest your home. If they plant their tiny white eggs on you, or inside your belongings, these eggs can hatch without the mother, and begin an infestation.
Awareness is the key to protecting your home from bed bugs.
Learn what bed bugs look like and what signs you need to look for when staying overnight, away from home on our informative bed bug pest identification page. Recognizing bed bugs and the signs of an infestation will give you the early warning you need to take extra precautions.
When you need to safely eradicate bed bugs in your South Florida home or you need a bed bug inspection you can trust, the specialists here Hoffer Pest Solutions can help. Our team has the specialized knowledge needed to corral and destroy these pests and the advanced equipment to get the job done in a way that safeguards your family, your home, and your keepsakes. Don't let these pests take root in your home. Get fast, effective control with a call to Hoffer Pest Solutions.