The Best Way To Handle Bed Bug Infestations In Pensacola

bed bug on a mattress

Some Pensacola home and business owners think it’s an act of wise budgeting to put off pest management until insects and creatures are visibly on their property. This is a major misconception. It might not seem like it, but it’s a better use of money to have your place regularly monitored and to perform preventative tasks. Many creepy crawlers can get into a building and procreate without being detected. This can end in property, personal, and/or health disasters.

Bed bug takeovers can happen in the blink of an eye. It’s hard to even tell where these insects come from. It’s like they show up in volume in one day. Another way people try to save dollars is by using “do it yourself” methods. Find out why this is a failing choice, and why contacting EnSec is the best way to handle bed bugs. 

How Do Bed Bugs Get in Homes & Businesses?

Bed bugs are all about blood and nothing else; they have to absorb it to live. Animal lands and public places are ideal supply channels. Farms, hotels, airports, schools, and offices are some of the settings where these pests are prevalent. Where there’s plenty of human flesh, the insects will wiggle into personal bags or hook themselves onto clothes. Then, they’ll journey with you home. In due course, they’ll go to:

  • Wallpaper 
  • Wood trim
  • Flooring
  • Couches
  • Upholstery
  • Mattresses
  • Fabrics 
  • Appliances
  • Electronics

Once you have a bed bug infestation, you’ll encounter bites, stains, and odors. Typically, these insects will nibble on you while you're sleeping or sitting. They’ll withdraw your blood, which will result in a red and itchy welt. Patchy, rash-like sets of these will mostly be on your arms, legs, face, and neck. Blemishes will be on surfaces and fabrics. You’ll see blood drops, reddish-brown blots, and brown or black fecal marks. The latter might be of a powdery texture. In the air, you’re likely to smell mustiness.

Ordinary bed bugs are only 0.25 of an inch long. Their reddish-brown bodies have two antennas and six legs. Both their heads and tails are globular; although the top is smaller than the bottom. An interesting trait of theirs is a midsection with a weird shape. When these pests reproduce, they release pearly white eggs. The young are translucent. 

Will Do It Yourself (DIY) Bed Bug Methods Work? How Much Are They?

If you invest in “do it yourself” tactics and retail products for bed bugs, you’ll be repeatedly spending $20.00 to $90.00 per item. This will happen because it’s hard to address infestations with these avenues. You must locate all insects and eggs to flush bed bugs out. Between their size, nest mass, and many hiding sites, you may never be able to do this. Further, there are dangers using these products, such as:

  • Diatomaceous Earth (DE): Not only can this powder kill bed bugs, but it can also cause medical issues if inhaled. 
  • Dry Ice: You might be harmed by either carbon dioxide or chemical burns with this frosty point. 
  • Rubbing Alcohol: Respiratory conditions can be triggered by the flammable ethanol ingredient.

How Will EnSec Exterminate Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs get around so easily, it’s very tough to deter them. The main thing you can do is avoid putting your belongings on the floor when you’re out. When traveling, thoroughly inspect your accommodations. At home or on the job, check out fabrics, furniture, and sleeping quarters. Don’t forget to scan second-hand gear before buying it. If push comes to shove, bring us at EnSec in.   Our affordable specialized heat treatments are more effective than traditional solutions. It’s also eco-friendly and fast-acting. Warranties and follow-up visits will be in tow. Get a free estimate when you call EnSec today!