Bedbugs are little, rust-colored parasites that feed on animal and human blood. The bugs are nocturnal, which makes them difficult to detect. They mainly hide under mattresses, but you can also find them hiding in upholstered furniture, carpets, switch plates and baseboards. Sometimes, you can even find them hiding behind wallpaper.
Most people are unaware of the infestation until it becomes more severe. If you notice any unexplained red dots on your body, then your Florida home or business may have a bedbug problem. Although bedbugs do not transmit diseases, they can cause you to develop anemia or have an allergic reaction. When you make your bed, you may notice crushed bedbugs on your mattress, sheets or comforter. Crushed bedbugs look like red smears, and their eggs resemble grains of rice.
Bedbugs are difficult to eliminate without professional help. They can live for nearly a year without food. Once they find a host, they feed for approximately two to five minutes. The bugs often attach themselves to clothes and suitcases, so you may bring them home without realizing it. Some common public places for the bugs to hide include movie theater seats, taxicabs, hotel beds and airplanes.
Since bedbugs are elusive, treating them is difficult. If you have bedbugs in one room of your house, then the rest of your home is also likely to have them. They travel on unsuspecting hosts and hide in cracks and crevices. To get rid of the bugs once and for all, you should hire a team of experienced professionals.
If you suspect that your Florida home or business has a bedbug infestation, then contact Diligent Services for a free quote on pest control services.