Suppose you live or work in Tampa or other southern Florida areas. In that case, you likely already know that bugs of all different varieties are a common problem that needs to be continuously monitored. 

Consistent maintenance and cleaning can keep household bugs from becoming a significant issue in your home or business, even though you will still likely see a stray bug now and then.

Insects such as bed bugs become a severe problem when a small group turns into a large infestation. Homeowners and business owners are likely not exterminating these types of infestations on their own without the assistance of a professional exterminating company such as ours at Biotherm Green Solutions in Tampa, Florida. 

We have the knowledge, skills, experience, and equipment to safely and effectively eliminate your insect problem. We even use bed bug-sniffing dogs to ensure we have found every last group of bed bugs in your home.

1.There Are Tons of Household Bugs in Florida

Anyone who lives in Florida or has ever visited the state will be able to tell you that bugs are everywhere. There is simply no escaping household bugs in Florida. Insects such as ants (32 different species are found just in Florida), spiders, fleas, ticks, cockroaches, bed bugs, and many more common pests that often find their way into people’s homes and businesses. 

And as the old saying goes, “where there’s one, there’s more.” Insects such as ants are social creatures, so when you see one or two stray ants along your window sill, you can bet that there are a thousand more hiding just out of sight!

Some bugs are an even more serious issue because they can carry certain types of diseases that are transmittable to your family and pets. 

Fleas and ticks often latch onto your pet’s fur and are brought into your home without you knowing, which can lead to an infestation. The fleas cause painful itching for your pets (and you), and ticks carry Lyme disease. Ants, especially fire ants, can be disheartening if they bite you. 

Bed bugs may also cause itchiness, leading to a more severe infection for those whose skin is sensitive to their bite. In Florida, though, bugs are simply unavoidable.

2.Bed Bugs Are a Common Issue in Tampa, Florida, Homes

As we said, bed bugs are common for homeowners and business owners in Tampa, Florida. It is very often the situation that bed bugs are introduced accidentally and unknowingly into the home through someone’s clothing, bags, or other personal belongings. 

Bed bugs can be found in almost any public place, only waiting to crawl onto your belongings and be taken home. They may also be found in used items such as clothing, furniture, mattresses, and box springs brought into the home. Anywhere that there are people, there may be bed bugs. 

3.Bed Bug Infestations Are Preventable

While you may not be able to prevent bed bugs from latching onto you while you are out and about in your daily life, you can reduce the chances of them finding their way into your home. 

When you go on vacation, be sure to inspect your hotel room for signs of bed bug activity and keep your suitcases off the floor. When you get home, unpack your bags and put dirty laundry away from the rest in one place, preferably the laundry room. 

Wash and dry your laundry on high heat cycles to kill any hangers-on hiding in the folds. Clean out the suitcases before you put them in storage. When you are going about your day, be sure you keep your belongings such as coats and purses off the ground in public places. 

Don’t purchase or bring home used furniture, and wash and dry newly bought clothing on a high heat cycle immediately. Please don’t mix it in with your regular clothes until it has been cleaned. 

Vacuum your home’s floors and the seams of furniture (including the mattress and box spring), wash your bedding regularly and inspect the mattress and box spring for signs of bed bugs during the sheet changing process. 

Making these tips a part of your everyday routine can help prevent any bed bug infestation.

4.Bed Bugs Won’t Go Away on Their Own

Bed bugs are the house guests who overstay their welcome and won’t leave. They definitely will not go away on their own. 

Once they are inside your home, they will hide in the crevices and cracks of just about anything, including wooden head and footboards, dressers, walls, floors, furniture, cabinets, closets, electronics, and wall voids, behind switch plates, outlets, and wooden molding, and even underneath piles of dirty laundry. The places they love, though, are your sleeping areas. 

Because bed bugs consume blood as their sustenance, they strive to be near their food source. During the day, they will hide in the crevices of your mattress, waiting for night to fall. Once you go to bed, they come out of their hiding places, having been attracted to the carbon dioxide we produce through breathing. 

Warm-blooded animals, especially humans, are their food source, so people often wake up having found evidence of bed bugs on their bodies. If there is a consistent source of food for bed bugs, they will certainly not leave. Instead, they will multiply and continue to be a nuisance and a source of misery until they are professionally ousted from the property.

5.Exterminating Bed Bugs Is a Tough Job

When you have a bed bug problem, you must contact a professional extermination company to deal with bed bugs. 

Biotherm Green Solutions in Tampa, Florida, our highly trained and experienced professionals provide tailored bed bug treatments for homeowners, including heat treatments/thermal remediation, chemical treatments, canine detection services, and preventative bed bug programs. 

Let the experts get rid of bed bugs for you. Contact our Tampa, Florida, bed bug removal experts at Biotherm Green Solutions today to learn more about bed bugs and find out how we can help you eliminate the problem from your home.