Bed bugs can’t hide from our powerful treatments.
Bed bugs can be hard to find and even more difficult to eradicate. These tiny pests can hide not only in bedding, but also in the smallest crevices throughout your home. That’s why bed bug extermination is a job that’s best left to the pros. At Turner Pest Control, our bed bug experts offer a comprehensive solution that includes a thorough inspection, safe and effective treatment, and follow-up inspections to ensure your bed bug problem is solved.
If you spot even a few bed bugs in your Jacksonville home, contact us for a free, no-obligation inspection right away.
Like most types of household pests, bed bugs go through a life cycle from egg to adult. One of the keys to completely eradicating bed bugs is to kill them at each of these stages, so our comprehensive treatment plan includes followup reinspections to make sure the problem is solved. We provide several separate treatments over a three-week period, using several methods for the best results.
Turner also offers Thermal Remediation, the latest innovation in bed bug control. This one-time treatment uses high heat to destroy bed bugs in every life stage without chemical fumigation or toxins.
Thermal Remediation® uses only high heat to kill bed bugs at every stage of their life cycle in just one treatment. There’s no chemical fumigation, so no toxins are left behind and you and your pets can return to your home right after treatment is completed. Heat treatment can penetrate even the smallest cracks and crevices.
After our bed bug experts confirm that these pests are in your home and locate their hiding places, we use the latest insecticide dust and residual contact treatments. As part of this thorough and effective bed bug control strategy, we provide an initial treatment, plus two more follow-up visits one and two weeks later.
Not sure if bed bugs have invaded your home? Our expert bed bug control technicians can identify these pests at every stage of their lives and recommend the best solution for getting rid of them.
How bed bugs enter your home
It’s a misconception that bed bugs are rarely found in clean homes. In fact, considering how many ways they can come in, bed bugs will set up housekeeping in even the most well-kept residences. Here are some of the ways they can get into your home:
Signs that you may have bed bugs in your Jacksonville home
Bed bugs are no bigger than the size of an apple seed, so they’re not as easy to spot as most other types of pests that are commonly found in Jacksonville. Even if you can’t readily see them, they do leave evidence of their presence:
If you do see a bed bug, you’re looking at an adult. They’re almond-shaped, almost flat, and are reddish-brown in color.
How to prevent a bed bug infestation
Although a bed bug infestation is almost impossible to eradicate with DIY methods, the good news is you can take several steps to reduce the chances that an infestation will happen in the first place:
What else to know about bed bugs
Bed bugs have been on the comeback in recent years, so you may have been seeing them more often in the news. Here’s what you need to know about these hard-to-kill pests:
These tiny pests are elusive, hardy, and always on the move. The cleanliness of a dwelling has nothing to do with attracting bed bugs or preventing them from getting in. Bed bugs have continued to adapt to human environments and can thrive in a wide range of temperature and many types of conditions.
Bed bugs will take any opportunity to hitch a ride into your home on luggage, furniture, and other soft goods such as clothing. When traveling, put a plastic trash bag or other protective covering on your luggage while you’re in a hotel and keep your suitcases off of the bed. Check hotel bedding, box springs and mattresses for tiny, pepper-like stains when you arrive, and thoroughly inspect all of your belongings before bringing them inside when you get home. Also inspect any used furniture or clothing you’ve acquired before you bring it inside.
Once indoors, these pests quickly spread from room to room in homes or hotels, traveling through pipes, on luggage and clothing, and even in vacuum cleaners. Because they can live for months without eating, they can be very difficult to control.
Definitely not! They can be found virtually anywhere, not only in soft goods such as beds and furniture, but also behind electrical outlets and in crevices along baseboards.
Bed bugs do not transmit diseases to humans, but their bites can cause itchy welts that may become infected if scratched.
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