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Bed Bugs Everywhere

October 6, 2016


bed bug crawling on bed

You are in shock. At first, you didn’t even bother to consider that bed bugs were the source of all of those itchy bites. After all, your home is immaculate. You dust, polish, clean, and sweep continuously. You keep your laundry done – even put away! You never leave dishes lying around after meals, and spills get cleaned up the moment they happen. All of the items you have in storage are neatly tucked into pest-proof bins, and you could practically eat off your basement floors. Nope, you couldn’t possibly have bed bugs! Or so you thought –just like many people assume. However, there is one slight fact that you are overlooking in this process. Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs are not drawn to filth. They could care less whether or not your home is cluttered. They don’t mind that you clean, and vacuum, and clean spills right away. None of those things even once enters their puny little insect minds. All that a bed bug cares about is finding their only source of nutrition – blood! Human blood is preferred. The moral of this story – the only thing a bed bug needs in order to infest is an unsuspecting person.

This is not the only misconception about bed bugs, either. Despite their name, bed bugs don’t just infest beds. They can live in furniture, floor cracks, carpets, electrical outlets, TV’s, computers, and more. Just about anywhere you can imagine can be a hiding place for these elusive pests, which is one of the reasons it is so hard to get rid of them on your own.

You may also be wondering where on earth they came from in the first place. The answer is – anywhere that people frequent. This can include a friend or family member’s home, the library, the grocery store, school, or work. They can be picked up in taxis, buses, planes, trains, and automobiles. They are found on ships, in ambulances, and in hospitals. There is no place that is off-limits for bed bugs as long as they can find a meal there.

But “how did it get into your home?” you may wonder. Did it fly, or jump, or slip under the door? Nope, nope, and nope! Bed bugs are lazy travelers. They simply crawl into your purse, computer bag, or grocery bag. They slip up your pant leg or onto your shoe or sock and hitch a ride right along with you. They are so tiny in most stages of development that you would hardly notice. Plus, their eggs are super tiny and opaque and sticky. You could sit on an egg that was lying in the crease of a chair; and poof, it’s now attached to you. You could lean against a piece of furniture or against that wall and they will just crawl on up and buckle in for the ride. The point is that bed bugs can get into your home no matter how diligent you are.

Back to the question at hand: I have a bed bug problem, so now what? If you live in South Florida, there is a very simple answer. Nozzle Nolen. Our family owned, local company has been fighting local pests, including bed bugs, since 1951. We offer quality service at a fair price – just ask one of the over 20,000 customers that trust Nozzle Nolen for their bed bug control needs. We offer heat treatments, fumigation services, and conventional products to eliminate bed bugs in either residential or commercial facilities depending on the particular circumstances of the infestation.

So, as you can see, you don’t have to let those bed bugs bite if you live in South Florida. Contact the highly trained bed bug experts here at Nozzle Nolen instead. We are just a call away.




 

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