Bedbugs In Florida

Bedbugs in Florida

Florida's warm climate lends itself to favorable conditions for a wide range of household and garden pests. One such pest is the bedbug -- an insect that lives indoors and feeds on the blood of living hosts like people and their pets. Bedbugs in Florida were practically unheard of after World War II, thanks to improved sanitation and the pesticide DDT. However, DDT was banned for being hazardous to people and animals. One reason why bedbugs have become so prevalent again is international travel. These pests can be found in abundance in certain regions of Africa, Asia and South America, and can easily stow away in a traveler's suitcase.

Bedbugs are most active at night and frequently take up residence in a mattress, hence their name. Bedbugs will bite sleeping humans and pets, leaving a red, itchy welt similar to a mosquito bite. An infestation is apparent by the appearance of dark spotting on mattresses or furniture. This dark spotting is actually dried bedbug excrement. Other signs may be small spots of blood on floors or walls.

Although bedbugs aren't thought to transmit diseases, no one wants an infestation of them in their home. These pests breed quickly and one female can lay 200 to 500 eggs in batches of around 10 at a time. You can see how easily a couple bed bugs can turn into a huge problem.

Prevention is a great way to control these irritating pests. Vacuum all carpeting, mattresses and upholstered furniture on a regular basis, and stay on the lookout for symptoms of bedbugs. Steam cleaning your mattress and furniture is also a great way to prevent infestation. Other, more creative methods of control include coating the legs of your bed with petroleum jelly or double-sided tape. Bedbugs cannot fly and aren't the best climbers, so these methods can prevent them from getting into mattresses.

Another way to get rid of bedbugs in Florida is to hire a professional exterminator. If you're worried about harmful pesticides around your family or pets, request that the exterminator use safe, organic pesticides. If they tell you they can't, then find someone else to do the job. There are many safe pesticides on the market today that can be used to get rid of bedbugs.

It's crucial to attack the problem as soon as you're aware of it. By doing this, you can more easily get rid of these pests before they multiply and spread.

Copyright 2011 Thomas Proctor- All Rights Reserved

To Contact Us  | Banish Bedbugs Home  | Sitemap | Privacy Policy  | 

Bed Bug News:
Before Lincoln library books are checked in, theyre checked out for bed bugs - Lincoln Journal Star
Before Lincoln library books are checked in, theyre checked out for bed bugs  Lincoln Journal StarDays after the Lincoln woman took a recipe book back to the Lincoln library on Superior Street, she received something in return...

Philadelphia Among Top 10 Cities For Bed Bugs - Philadelphia, PA Patch
Philadelphia Among Top 10 Cities For Bed Bugs  Philadelphia, PA PatchPhiladelphia Is Crawling With Bed Bugs - Philadelphia, PA - Exterminators at Orkin ranked the top 50 cities for bed bug infestations. Philadelphia is unfortunately ...

Mother says she discovered a bed bug at the Sand Springs Walmart - KTUL
Mother says she discovered a bed bug at the Sand Springs Walmart  KTULSAND SPRINGS, Okla (KTUL) -- Walmart and the Health Department are investigating a woman's claim that she found a bed bug in the Sand Springs store...

The bed-bug whisperer of Brooklyn - The Outline
The bed-bug whisperer of Brooklyn  The OutlineBilly Swan is a genius at ridding your home of things that bite and terrorize in the middle of the night (and keeping you from going insane in the process)...

How to tell if you have bed bug bites, and how to deal with them if you do - Business Insider
How to tell if you have bed bug bites, and how to deal with them if you do  Business InsiderThere are lots of reasons why having bed bugs is an ordeal, and the bites are one of them. Here is how to tell if your bites are from bed bugs...

No Software Updates Will Fix Apple's Worst Bug
New Yorks Apple store on 5th Avenue is infested with bed bugs, according to a new report from the New York Post. And employees at the store are being told to wrap all their belongings in plastic bags ...

IMPORTANT: the site moved!
Please click here to be redirected to http://bedbugger.com..

Tenant burning bedbugs sets off sprinkler in Hagerstown apartment - Herald-Mail Media
Tenant burning bedbugs sets off sprinkler in Hagerstown apartment  Herald-Mail MediaThe occupant of a Hagerstown apartment set off the sprinkler system while they were using a propane heater to burn bed bugs...

5th Ave Apple Store reportedly dealing with bed bugs, causing concern for customers and staff
While Apple is working on a major renovation of its iconic Fifth Avenue store, its temporary store has seen a commotion over the last month with a bed bug problem. As reported by the New York Post ...

The 5th Avenue Apple store is crawling with bed bugs
The famed Apple store on 5th Avenue isnt just crawling with thousands of touristsEUR its also been crawling with bed bugs for nearly a month, The Post has learned. Staff belongings wrapped ...

Waterbury school bed bug follow-up: how the pros get rid of them - WTNH.com
Waterbury school bed bug follow-up: how the pros get rid of them  WTNH.comNews8 viewers in Waterbury have reported their concerns to us ever since a picture of a bed bug found at Waterbury Career Academy made its way around the ...

Philadelphia school closed Thursday due to bed bugs, officials say - WPVI-TV
Philadelphia school closed Thursday due to bed bugs, officials say  WPVI-TVSome students in Philadelphia have the day off on Thursday due to the presence of bed bugs...