Bed bugs aren’t choosy — they’ll make themselves at home anywhere. Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs are just as likely to be found in a neat, well-kept home as they are in one in need of a good cleaning. It’s not dirt they’re after; they’re just looking for a meal from the people and pets in your home. If bed bugs have moved into your Orlando home or business, don’t panic! Turner Pest Control technicians are bed bug experts, and we’re ready to help.
How we exterminate bed bugs
Some pest control companies only treat your home one time, but that’s not enough to completely get rid of bed bugs. We provide comprehensive treatment that includes re-inspections to make sure they’re gone for good.
Our treatment program is actually three separate treatments provided over three weeks. Our arsenal of insecticide dust, residual contact treatments, and steam give you effective, thorough bed bug control for your peace of mind.
Bed bug facts
There are plenty of warnings about picking up bed bugs in hotels and bringing them home, and that is certainly one way the problem can begin. But there’s more to know about bed bugs to keep them out of your Orlando home or business:
Bed bugs like to travel: Just about everyone loves to visit Orlando. Unfortunately, that includes bed bugs who hitch a ride with tourists to our city. They may arrive in luggage, then move to carpeting, bedding, clothing, and even vacuum cleaners.
Bed bugs are night owls. Although they’re not exclusively nocturnal, their greatest activity is during nighttime hours.
Bed bugs are tough. This is one of the main reasons that getting rid of bed bugs isn’t a do-it-yourself job. Bed bugs can survive extreme temperatures, from subzero to more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. They can even live for many months without a meal! That means that even furniture, bedding, or suitcases that you haven’t used in a long a time can still have bed bugs lying in wait.
Bed bugs can and do live anywhere. If a place is suitable for humans, it’s fine for bed bugs, too. That includes not only hotels and homes, but also schools, offices, healthcare facilities, apartments and dormitories, stores, movie theaters, and public transportation, such as trains, buses, and airplanes.
What you can do to prevent bed bugs
It may not be possible to prevent every bed bug from making its way into your home, but there are steps you can take to minimize the chance:
- When staying in hotels, keep your suitcase wrapped in a large plastic bag or place in the bathtub or shower.
- Thoroughly clean luggage by vacuuming, then put the vacuum bag in a plastic garbage bag.
- Wash clothing in hot water after a trip. If the clothing is already clean, put it in the dryer on high heat for 30 minutes.
- Don’t move used furniture into your house without doing a close inspection with a flashlight.
- Do frequent inspections of your bedding and wherever your pets sleep in your home.
Don’t wait — contact us today!
Bed bugs are tiny, sometimes no larger than a quarter of an inch, so they can hide in very small spaces and be easily be missed, even with the closest inspection.
For the best results, call on professional pest control experts to exterminate bed bugs. Our skilled technicians know where to look and how to rid your home of these unpleasant pests. Call us in Orlando at 407-675-5000 or make an appointment now.