Here at Pest Control of Miami, we take pride in protecting the residents of Miami from bed bugs. It appears that Miami, like many US cities, is seeing a rise in bed bug infestations. We aren’t experts so we can’t say what caused this increase, but could likely be attributed to increased world travel, used furniture that is already infested when you buy it, and living within close proximity of your neighbors.
Bed bugs are one of those pests that you just can’t seem to ignore, no matter how much you try. While you are asleep, bed bugs come out to feed on you, thus the phrase, “Goodnight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Bed bugs feed on humans by using its stylet that enables them to saw through tissue in order to find blood vessels. You will then be fed on for 5 to 10 minutes before the bed bug returns to its hiding place in the seams of the mattress or in between the boards of the headboard. People who have been bit by bed bugs will often see swelling and intense itching, which is caused by the saliva of the bed bug that is injected during the feeding.
Miami bed bugs are good at staying hidden so you may not notice them at first. They are nocturnal and they are also able to hide easily due to their small size which allows them to squeeze into tiny spaces that are not readily viewable by the human eye. In most cases, people don’t know they have a bed bug problem until they’ve been attacked while sleeping. Many people in the general public mistake bed bug bites for fleas because the symptoms are somewhat similar. Either way, if you are being bitten in your bed and are seeing blood spots or tiny fecal stains on your sheets you need to give Pest Control of Miami a call. Our priority is to keep your family safe and healthy.