We take our duty to protect the residents of Boca Raton from bed bugs very seriously. Unfortunately, it seems that bed bugs in Boca Raton (and many US cities) are on the rise. While nobody knows the exact cause of this increase in bed bugs in Palm Beach County, common explanations include increased foreign travel, the increased exchanging of second-hand furniture, and the close proximity of living quarters.
The idea of bed bugs in your home may strike fear in you. Unlike some other pests, bed bugs aren’t something that you can just ignore. While you’re sleeping, bed bugs come out to feed on you through the use of their stylet piercing your skin. It sounds pretty disturbing, but the bed bug will use this stylet to saw through the tissue to find blood vessels. A bed bug will generally feed on a human host for five minutes before returning to its hiding spot. The general area where the bed bug has fed will usually swell up and itch quite a bit.
It isn’t uncommon bugs themselves to go unnoticed, though some people do see them. They will usually hide in the crevices around your mattress and lay their eggs in the seams of the bed. You will know if you have bed bugs either from the bite marks and swelling, or from your bedsheets. Also, if you notice blood or tiny insect fecal spots on your bedsheets, you should call us immediately.
If you wake up with bite marks, think you saw a bed bug, or you have blood or fecal spots on your bedsheets, call our Boca Raton bed bug experts immediately! Not all Boca Raton bed bug treatments are the same, so contact us today at (561) 299-3090 to have our Boca Raton bed bug specialists come out to your home.