St. Johns, FL Pest Control

Bed Bug 3In St. Johns, FL modern skyscrapers provide the backdrop for the city’s downtown area while the waterfront gives residents a place to relax and enjoy nature. The climate in St. Johns, FL is warm year-round, and because of this, it’s enjoyed by people and pests. Creepy-crawlies like bed bugs and termites infest homes and businesses in the area. When it comes to pest control, it’s best to contact a professional company like B&B Exterminating.

A Few Things About Bed Bugs

While clutter and disorganization in a home make bed bugs harder to exterminate, the insects are nondiscriminatory when they infest structures. The bugs make their way into nice, clean homes and even five-star hotels.

To survive and breed, bed bugs must consume blood, which is why they often take up residence in their host’s bedroom. If you spot a set of what appears to be mosquito bites in a row on an area of your skin, then you may have a bed bug infestation. While most people do not experience an adverse reaction to bed bug bites, some individuals are allergic to the anticoagulant that the critters inject when they feed. In addition to bites, signs of bed bugs include blood stains on your pillowcases and sheets as well as feces.

Young bed bugs may remind you of small brown seeds. Once the insects reach their adult phase, they measure as big as ¼ of an inch long when they are full of blood. Adult bed bugs are visible to the naked eye, so if you have an infestation, you’ll likely spot them.

What You Should Know About Termites

Termites are a major threat to your home’s structure and its materials. These pests chow down on the cellulose material in wood, cloth, paper and even carpets. Termites live together in colonies that range from several hundred insects to several million. Colonies generally include young termites, worker ones, and soldiers as well as reproductive insects. Worker termites build and maintain their colony’s nest while reproductive ones ensure the colony’s growth. Soldiers provide the protection.

Worker and reproductive termites vary in size from ¼ of an inch long to ½ of an inch long. Queen and king termites are larger. In fact, they can grow to longer than 1 inch. Worker termites have soft bodies. They are also pale in color. Reproductive termites have two pairs of noticeable wings.

Take steps to prevent termites from infesting your home and property. Do this with regular pest inspections. At B&B Exterminating, we complete termite inspections. We also offer termite treatments to prevent the insects from targeting your home. In addition, you can do a few things to deter the bugs. For instance, keep water away from your foundation and repair leaking air conditioning units, water pipes and faucets. It’s also wise to keep your downspouts and gutters clean.

Let the Pros Handle It

Bed bug and termite infestations are serious. If you wind up sharing your residence with bugs, let the pros handle it. Professional pest control companies can not only identify the creatures that are making you consider relocating, but they will also use the proper products and equipment to get rid of them permanently. B&B Exterminating can take care of your pest problems. Call us for a free service quote today.