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What Diseases Do Bed Bugs Carry?

Scientists have been studying pests for a very long time, and bed bugs are no exception. The only problem is, for about 50 years, bed bugs were almost wiped out here in America. This was because of a potent (and later banned) pest control product called DDT. Although this product worked wonders at keeping bed bugs out of homes for many decades, it didn’t help scientists with furthering their understanding of these tiny blood-sucking pests. Within the past 10 years, however, bed... Read more
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How Active Are Bed Bugs In Orlando During The Fall Months?

If you of anyone who has ever dealt with bed bugs, you know they are the last thing you want sharing your sleeping space at night. Read on to find out if you are going to have to worry about bed bugs this fall. How Bed Bugs Move Around The truth is, bed bugs can neither run fast or jump high even though they have six legs in all. Instead, they use stealth and a little bit of acrobatics to get from... Read more
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Back-to-School Bed Bug Prevention Tips for Orlando Parents

Here in Orlando, we have just about every attraction and warm-weather activity you can imagine. With beautiful beaches close by and three major theme parks within our thriving city, Orlando is a location many people enjoy. For many Americans, visiting Orlando is a dream come true. And this summer was no different. However, there’s a chance that some of our friendly visitors brought some not-so-friendly companions. We are talking about bed bugs. How Bed Bugs Invade After School Returns Throughout the... Read more
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How To Prevent Bed Bugs If You’re Expecting Company This Summer

If you are hosting an event at your home and you know that one of your friends is sick with the flu, would you invite them to join in on the festivities? Of course not – not because you don’t love them, but simply because you don’t want anyone else getting sick. Now, same situation but this time your friend has a bed bug infestation; would you invite them over now? Hopefully, your answer would still be no. Unfortunately, in... Read more
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How Bed Bug Heat Treatments Work

With summer in full swing, it is the busiest time of year for new bed bug infestations. Bed bugs love Florida’s hot, humid summers, and with family travel at its peak during the summer months, bed bug activity only grows greater as they move from place to place on our clothing and bags. If you discover a bed bug infestation in your home, you may wonder about the most effective way to treat for them. Read on to learn how bed bug... Read more
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Common Areas For Summer Bed Bug Activity In Florida Homes

When was the last time your sleep was disturbed? Was it interrupted by a noise outside? Maybe by one of your kids when they had a nightmare and needed you? Whatever it was, think for a moment. How did you feel the day after? How about the day after that? We would guess that your following days were not as good as they could have been. Lack of sleep negatively affects people across America every day, and bed bugs can... Read more
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How Canine Companions Detect Bed Bug Problems

Have you ever seen a dog at an airport? Not a traveling one, but one on the job, dressed in professional dog clothing, ready to sniff out danger? How about a seeing eye dog, trained to guide and direct his master, giving them easier access to the world around them? Everyday select dogs across the world wake up and go to work to aid humans. They use their heightened sense of smell, their keen observations, and unhindered loyalty to help... Read more
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Can You Bed Bug-Proof A Home?

Whether you have personally dealt with bed bugs or have never seen one before in your life, we can assume you are here for one reason, to find a way to keep them out. Before we get into the concept of bed bug-proofing your home, first let’s examine how bed bugs invade in the first place. How Bed Bugs Get Into Homes Unlike the majority of pests that invade homes, on foot or by wings through a crack or gap... Read more
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How To Find Bed Bugs In Your Home

Anyone who is inexperienced in dealing with bed bugs will have little idea of just how intense of an inspection is required to locate all of the pockets of a bed bug infestation within your home. Your initial inspection must be thorough and you will need to return again for re-inspection after treatment and search just as thoroughly! Always Check The Potential Hotspots Check the bed (mattress, box spring, bedding, etc.) – Are you squeamish? Better wear gloves. Strip back the covers and... Read more
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How To Spot A Bed Bug Infestation In Orlando

If you have never had to deal with bed bugs, our hope is that you never have to. They are extremely frustrating pests to deal with without professional help and can cost you more than just a few nights of restless sleep, especially if you are aware of their presence. However, it’s better to know you have bed bugs than to live with them for months not understanding why you are having such difficulty sleeping and where the itchy bumps... Read more