Sunday, June 5th was the start of Bed Bug Awareness Week and it’s also a time when the school year ends and families take to the road. Whether you’re planning to spend the summer traveling or staying close to home, this is the season when bed bugs can be especially active or even come home with you from a vacation trip. Here’s what you need to know to keep bed bugs under control in your Jacksonville home.
Adult bed bugs are about a quarter of an inch in diameter. They look like a flat apple seed or lentil. They are brown, or may appear reddish after feeding. Bed bugs do not have wings.
Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs can be seen with the naked eye. The nymphs are white or tan and are difficult to spot, but adults can be seen.
Increased travel among Americans has been cited by the Professional Pest Management Alliance as one of the main reasons there’s been a resurgence in bed bugs in recent years. A study by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky showed that 75 percent of pest control professionals reported bed bugs in hotels and motels. Here’s how you can help ensure that bed bugs aren’t traveling home with you:
Many people hesitate to call a pest control company when they have a bed bug problem, but these pests have nothing to do with how clean or well-kept your home may be. Do-it-yourself methods, however, are not only ineffective — they can actually drive bed bugs deeper into their nesting sites.
Turner Pest Control offers caring, professional service for bed bug problems. Our trained technicians know how to find and identify these pests, and eradicate them with a comprehensive plan that includes precise inspections and re-inspections. Contact us for bed bug treatment today!