Bed bugs have been a major pest of humans since the Stone Age. They originally fed on both humans and bats in caves. When man discovered fire, bed bugs were attracted to the warmth and associated the warmth with humans. When man left the caves and moved to villages, bed bugs went with them. They later moved with humans from villages to cities, and eventually bats were no longer a primary host of what we now call bed bugs, Cimex Lectularius L.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are tiny bloodsucking ectoparasites that only feed on blood. Since year 2000, bed bug infestations have increased across the world. When first hatched, the babies are called nymphs. These tiny insects are the size of a poppy seed. Full grown bedbugs are no more than a ¼ of an inch long. Bed bugs are smaller in size than a tick, and larger than a flea. These insects are flat and oval shaped. Usually they look brown in color, except after a blood meal.
When these insects infest your home, you are in need of bed bug extermination.
How Do I Know if I Have Them?
Even though these insects are small, both the eggs and adults can be seen by the human eye. You can look in the creases of your bed sheets and seams of the mattress, but it usually takes an expert to assess the situation accurately.
Also, you can be on the lookout for droppings or fecal smears from the insects. The excrement is essentially digested blood. It is usually black and is found near areas that the bed bugs are nesting. The fecal smears kind of look like someone took a black sharpie marker and lightly touched the infested area.
Bed bugs themselves can put off an odor that can be detected in severe situations. Specially trained bed bug dogs are also able to sniff out the pesky insect, but results vary based on the dog and the human handler.
Another telltale sign that you have an infestation is bite marks on the skin. Some folk’s skin puffs up with little red bumps. It can take a few days before a reaction occurs on your skin, or it can happen instantly. There are some people that don’t react to bed bug bites at all. By the time most people begin noticing signs of bed bugs, they have these bloodsuckers throughout their home.
When you realize, or if you suspect that you have an infestation, it is time to find a reputable company that offers a bed bug removal service.
What is Jacksonville Bed Bug Treatment ?
Now that you know you have a problem, it is time to seek help from a professional service. Sure, you can vacuum some of the insects out of your mattress. However, vacuuming bed bugs will only remove the ones that can be found or reached.
It is best to have a reputable company that offers bed bug treatment Jacksonville. With the use of commercial grade pesticides, you can be sure that your home is rid of bedbugs in no time.
Who Has a Bed Bug Removal Service in Florida?
The Bugman offers a professional bed bug removal service in the Jacksonville area. We are a trusted company that has been in business for over 40 years. Not only do we have experience under our belt, but we also have a comprehensive pest control system that has been put together by an entomologist.
If you have this type of infestation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.