Because of their high levels of mobility, bed bug infestations are some of the more common pests our clients in St. Augustine ask us to rid them of. Contrary to popular belief, a bed bug infestation doesn’t mean that a home or office is “dirty" or unkempt. Bed bugs have been known to get into luggage and be brought from overseas, cling onto pets or clothing, or even come in on used furniture.
If left unchecked, bed bugs can spread very rapidly. Females can carry hundreds of eggs in one cluster, eggs that are smaller than a speck of dust. They are also very hard to detect once the infestation is underway. Because they feed on people’s blood while they sleep, many of St. Augustine’s homeowners think that their itching is caused by mosquitoes or allergies. Here are some of the signs you should look out for to see if you have bed bugs:
While they are generally more of an annoyance than a threat, bed bugs have been known to cause adverse reactions, particularly to those more prone to allergies and skin irritation. This is why we at Insecta Exterminating offer some of the most aggressive and comprehensive measures available in all of St. Augustine. Our measures include things like heat treatment and fumigation, especially around your mattress and bed frame.