What Every Tampa Resident Should Know About Bed Bugs

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How many hours a night do you sleep? Most adults sleep between seven and nine hours a night. We know people who can function with only a few hours a night. Even these individuals, however, can be negatively affected by bed bugs. Have you heard about these pests?

Here is what you should know about the bed bugs in Tampa and what methods work to control infestations. Call EcoTech Pest Control Services if you need immediate help with these pests. We know how to identify bed bugs and offer fast-working pest control in Tampa to remove these pests from homes.

What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

An adult bed bug is ¼” long, reddish-brown, and has an oval-shaped body. You will likely find these pests hiding in tight, hard-to-reach areas inside your home; this includes the space between baseboards, the area behind outlets, and cracks and crevices inside beds and box springs. If you cannot spot any of these pests, look for the signs they leave behind. Here are just a few signs of bed bugs to look for today:

  • Blood stains
  • Fecal droppings
  • Shed skin
  • Eggs
  • Bite marks on your skin

For more help with bed bug identification, call our team. We will inspect your home and help determine if these pests bite you at night. 

Typical Habits Of Bed Bugs In Tampa

Bed bugs are basic little insects. They hide during the day or when people are awake, come out when people are asleep to feed on blood and travel from home to home by riding on items people carry. If you have an active infestation inside your home, it is because these pests were hiding inside a bag, couch, article of clothing, or even a used TV. The best way to avoid bed bug problems is to keep your eyes out for these pests. It also helps to inform your family and friends, so they do not accidentally bring these sleep-wrecking bugs over for dinner.

Can I See Bed Bugs If They Are On My Furniture?

Bed bugs will hide just about anywhere. If these pests are inside your home, they might use your furniture to hide in during the day. We recommend lifting cushions and checking crevices using a flashlight. If you get lucky, you might find one of these reddish-brown insects crawling around. Keep in mind, however, that bugs are great at hiding. Just because you do not see them inside your furniture does not mean your home doesn’t have an active infestation.

If you are waking up with what might be bed bug bites on your skin, do not hesitate to call in a professional for a second opinion. Our EcoTech Pest Control Services team would be more than happy to help you look for these invasive bugs. 

How Can I Get Rid Of Bed Bugs As Soon As Possible?

You do not need to break your back to control bed bugs in Tampa. With help from our EcoTech Pest Control Services professionals, you can remove these sleep-wrecking pests from your home with minimal effort. From small to large infestations, we have everything needed to combat bed bugs indoors. Let us inspect your home today to assess the condition of your problems and recommend a quick fix to remove these pests.

Call EcoTech Pest Control Services today to learn more about our bed bug pest control options or if you are ready to schedule your Tampa home for a service visit.